What was said
Boudreau of course was very pleased with Lammikko’s line.
“They do what you ask them to do,” said Boudreau per Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650. “They can all skate. They pressure, pressure, pressure. Where they used to just hold their own, now they’re starting to score goals. That makes them even more valuable.”
Motte talked about the great play of his line too.
“We’re playing with confidence, and we’re rolling,” said Motte per Batchelor. ” It’s nice. I think we’ve earned a little bit of trust along the way too. Our line knows our job every night, and we take it to heart and try and go out and do our job the best we can.”
Motte also talked about bizarre sequence where no one except Pearson and Hamonic knew where the puck was.
Pettersson got two assists tonight and he said he is playing confidently.
“I feel great,” said Pettersson. ” I think I’m creating a lot. I feel like myself out there. Playing is fun. I’m playing with confidence.”
Pettersson also revealed he has his wrist taped earlier in the season.
“He’s never complained when I’ve put him on different lines,” said Boudreau. “As long as he continues to do what he does and make great plays and gets his shot away, I’ll be pretty happy.”
Boudreau also spoke about Podkolzin breaking his goal drought.
“I was so happy for him,” said Boudreau. “He tries so hard, and he works so hard. You love the young guys that work hard, and he always works hard.”
Advanced stat of the night
Horvat led all Canucks in Corsi For with 75% at five-on-five and shots were 12-1 in favour of the Canucks when he was on the ice.
Tweet of the night
The Motte line does need a name and I think this is the perfect one.
- With his two assists, that is 17 points and 15 games for Pettersson. He looks more like himself. Pettersson is shooting the puck more, making smart plays and doesn’t look lost and bobble the puck anymore. I’m thinking he’s back. People really wanted Pettersson wanted to be traded huh?
- Miller led all Canucks with 7 hits on the night and that was his season high.
- Speaking of hits, Luke Schenn has thrown a hit in every game he has played this season. It looked like that streak would end but he got one in the third after going the first two periods without a hit.
- Hamonic was the receiver of the Championship Belt in case you are wondering.
The Canucks get back in action Thursday as they face the red-hot Calgary Flames. Puck drop is at 7:00 PM.