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

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Quinn Hughes reaches 50 points

Do all Canucks fans feel like their floating on a cloud every time Quinn Hughes touches the puck? Or is it just Hughes? The kid can skate with the best of them, appearing to hover around the ice effortlessly. He works the puck, shifts easily around his opponents, tires the opposition and either fires a shot on net or feeds an open teammate.

He was extra special on Tuesday in Montreal. He added his 42nd assist of the game, (tying the team lead for most assists by a rookie) and his 50th point on the season. Crazy accomplishment for the 20-year-old who now has his sights on the Canucks all-time rookie scoring record, set just one year ago, by Elias Pettersson himself. It might be a reach, but as he said, his game is only improving as the season goes on.

With Markstrom out, in my opinion, Hughes becomes the most important player for Vancouver in their hopes for playoff hockey. 20 games remain, a rookie scoring title might be up for grabs in the final games of the regular season, but it’s really looking like Pettersson and Hughes will be number one and two in rookie scoring for Canucks. Let that sink in for a minute.

dark. Next. The time is now for Thatcher Demko

Final thoughts…

The Vancouver Canucks found a way to win without Markstrom. Green should look to Demko again against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. Puck drops at 4 PM pacific time.