What was said
Bruce Boudreau was very pleased with his team’s performace and didn’t want a repeat of the last meeting with the Islanders.
“Teams have long memories,” said Boudreau per Sportsnet 650’s Brendan Batchelor. “We knew we got destroyed by them the last time in Vancouver, and we didn’t want it to happen again.”
Boudreau has criticized Höglander in recent weeks but he was pretty happy to see the young Swede score.
“That’s going to do wonders for him, I hope, getting the monkey off his back,” said Boudreau.
Hunt talked about scoring his first goal for the Canucks, the team he grew up cheering for.
“Never would I have ever dreamed of playing for my hometown team, scoring a goal, and getting a huge win when we need it the most,” said Hunt.
Advanced stat of the night
The line of Höglander, Pettersson and Garland had an expected goals for percentage of 90.90% with 9:55 total ice time. That is pretty good.
Tweet of the night
This is true the more that I think about it. Both Boudreau and Islanders head coach Barry Trotz do kind of look a like especially since they are both nearly bald with have hair on the back of their heads. Only differance is that Trotz wears glasses and plays a defensive system. Boudreau’s system is more offensive and unlike Trotz, likes to show off his personality and sense of humour.
The Edmonton Oilers and Vegas Golden Knights lost their games on Thursday and there is a three-way tie for the final wild card spot. The Oilers, Golden Knights and Nashville Predators each have 64 points. Vancouver is four points behind and Edmonton and Vegas have one game in hand, while Nashville has two games in hand.
The Canucks road trip concludes in Toronto as they take on the Maple Leafs on Saturday. Puck drop is at 4:00 PM.