Canucks: 3 takeaways from 4-3 overtime win over Canadiens

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Toffoli and Horvat show chemistry in overtime

Everyone and their dog had Tyler Toffoli pencilled in on the right side of Vancouver’s captain. His surefire chemistry with former teammate, Tanner Pearson in LA was bound to be the go-to move for Green, but surprising absolutely everyone, Toffoli started his Canucks career riding on the top line with the team’s two leading scorers.

Toffoli has found instant success with the team’s elite. After his beautiful give-and-go goal in overtime, the newest Vancouver forward already has put up five points (3 goals and two assists) in three games. It was a heck of a goal, assisted by Bo Horvat himself, and it makes you wonder how they would perform together at five-on-five.

Without a doubt, he’s bound to get a look on the insurance line at one point or another. If that’s before or after Boeser’s return remains to be seen. But at the end of it all, it’s excellent to see that Toffoli can play up and down the line-up. Hands down, he’s more than proven to be a great trade. A trade that’s looking more and more comparable to acquiring J.T. Miller.

Hopefully, it ages like a fine wine and Toffoli exceeds all expectations, just like Miller has done all season long. The simple fact that he’s gelling so well with whoever he plays with shows how valuable a player like that really is. Great pick up by Benning, great chemistry with Bo.