Canucks: 3 takeaways from massive 3-0 win over Minnesota Wild

EDMONTON, ALBERTA - AUGUST 06: Jacob Markstrom #25 of the Vancouver Canucks is congratulated by teammate Brock Boeser #6 after Markstrom recorded his first career shutout with the 3-0 win over the Minnesota Wild in Game Three of the Western Conference Qualification Round prior to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on August 06, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, ALBERTA - AUGUST 06: Jacob Markstrom #25 of the Vancouver Canucks is congratulated by teammate Brock Boeser #6 after Markstrom recorded his first career shutout with the 3-0 win over the Minnesota Wild in Game Three of the Western Conference Qualification Round prior to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on August 06, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images) /
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Quinn Hughes #43 of the Vancouver Canucks skates with the puck Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
Quinn Hughes #43 of the Vancouver Canucks skates with the puck Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /

Quinn Hughes just can’t stop being amazing

He’s the youngest Vancouver Canucks defender in team history to record a multi-point game in the playoffs. On top of that, he was the first rookie blueliner to have three points in the playoffs since 2010. The crazy thing? He seemed to do it so effectively, but yet so quietly.

The kid is incredibly comfortable out there, and there really isn’t any difference in his game now that the Canucks are playing playoff hockey. He seems to feed off the intensity of the game, and as Vancouver gets deeper and deeper into this series, he’s only going to bet better and better.

He put up a team-high 22:47 of ice-time, logged big minutes against the Wild’s best forwards, and had zero trouble shutting them down. His foot speed is remarkable, he danced around the opposition with such grace today, and Vancouver was fortunate to get the best of the best.

At 20 years of age, he walks the blueline as if he owns it. No. He lives on it! The way he controls play on the power play is jaw-droppingly beautiful. Hats off to Quinn Hughes for helping his team snatch up a 2-1 series lead, but also for now leading the Canucks in points. Trust me, he’s just getting started. We haven’t seen anything yet!

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Final thoughts…

The Canucks earned this one. They got to the net with aggression, poked at Stalock until he broke, and didn’t take any crap in their own end. The team stood up for one another putting themselves in a great position to end this series. Game 4 goes down tomorrow night at 7:30 Pacific.