#3 Bo Horvat and J.T . Miller come in clutch
Horvat got the only goal of the game for the Canucks on their only man-advantage of the game.
First, let’s talk about the assist from J.T. Miller. While falling, he manages to get the pass off to Horvat who buries it into the wide-open cage.
He looked like Superman making that pass.
Horvat also had the chance to end it in overtime on a breakaway but he was foiled by Quick. He also got the Canucks only goal in the shootout.
However, Boudreau wants more players than just Horvat and Miller doing the scoring and he didn’t hold back his words on the lack of offence.
“We can’t expect to win every night if it’s only Horvat and Miller and (Elias) Pettersson and (Conor) Garland doing the scoring,” said Boudreau. ” We need all our forwards to start contributing, and I didn’t think a lot of them were contributing a lot very much tonight.”
- Speaking of Pettersson, it wasn’t a good game from him. Other than that one chance he skied over the net in the third, he looked like he was wearing an invisibility cloak. His 22.22% CF was the second lowest on the team and they were outshot 10-3 at five on five when he was on the ice.
- Tanner Pearson was chosen to extend the game for the Canucks in the shootout but he couldn’t convert. I would have gone with Nils Höglander or even Vasily Podkolzin,but oh well. It was a rough game for the former King as he made some pretty sloppy turnovers, didn’t register a single shot on goal and had the lowest CF on the team at 19.35%. The Canucks were also outshot 10-1 when Pearson was on the ice.
- Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman reported on Thursday afternoon that the Canucks home games on January 5 (against the New York Islanders.) and January 8 (against the Ottawa Senators) might be postponed. We shall await confirmation from the league within the coming days.
The Canucks will try to get back in the win column as they visit the Seattle Kraken next year. (The game is on New Year’s Day.)
On behalf of The Canuck Way team, I’d like to wish all of you a happy new year! Once again, thank you for reading our articles over the course of this difficult year and hopefully 2022 means brighter days for everyone are on the horizon.