Canucks: 3 takeaways from 5-2 loss versus Senators

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Tyler Toffoli is red hot

If you think the J.T Miller trade looks good now, then you better get a load of this guy, Mr. Toffoli. Talk about a win-win trade deadline acquisition. Through three games played prior to Thursday’s action, the 27-year-old already had five points and was riding a three-game point streak with his new club. Could the Scarborough native stay red hot against the Sens? To put it simply, yes.

After the club let in an early third-period goal, they were trailing by two and the top line was seriously applying pressure against Ottawa in an effort to mount a comeback. Miller, already with a power play marker got an excellent shot off and Toffoli miraculously made a difficult deflection goal in front look easy. His net-front presence showing up big time, just another tool in his nifty kit of hockey knowledge.

Toffoli could have arguably been the hungriest player on the Vancouver roster. He was anywhere and everywhere trying to find a win and push the streak to three. He got the team within one, got some good look chances later on, but just couldn’t tie the game. He did, however, lead the team in shots. He finished with six pucks on target, a takeaway, a hit and 17:34 of ice time. He wants to win, and he’s the perfect player for the playoff push. He now has six points including four goals throughout his first four games playing for the Canucks.