#1 Boeser, Horvat, and Miller lead the offence.
Brock Boeser is back.
His goal drought of 13 games feels like forever ago. Under Boudreau, he is really looking like his old self. His shot is back and he scored twice within in this game and now has five in his last six.
The first one was a snipe on Hill after some nice pressure on the boards and a good rink-wide pass from Tanner Pearson.
Boeser went bar down on Hill in the second. Again, more good play on the boards from Pearson which helped get the puck to J.T. Miller who found Boeser open.
The line of Boeser, Miller, and Pearson was great cycling the puck and on the forecheck all night. They had a 66.67% Corsi For per NaturalStatTrick, which was also Boeser’s individual’s CF percentage.
“I feel like our whole line is playing really good hockey and playing smart hockey, and I think that’s the key to our success right now,” said Boeser after the game.
Bo Horvat also got on the scoresheet. After lots of passing and movement on the power play, (movement on the PP was something we have seen more of under Boudreau.) Horvat got a quick shot on Hill.
The Pearson-Miller- Boeser line was great forcing turnovers and that helped Miller get his goal.
Both Miller and Horvat are tied for the team lead in goals with ten.
#2 Thatcher Demko? Still pretty good!
The Thatcher Demko Show took a night off against the Columbus Blue Jackets but resumed on Thursday night. It’s safe to say Demko did not look rusty.
Demko once again made sure to make the big saves and give the Canucks the chance to get the two points. His best save was on Jayden Halbgewachs (a very hard last name to pronounce) who was playing his first NHL game.
Demko looked very calm and collected stopping the breakaway.
Another big save was off Logan Couture in the third and Miller scored soon after.
He probably will want the goal scored by Andrew Cogliano back, but it was once again another day at the office for Demko. He looked set for each shot and did a great job making saves once again.