VANCOUVER CANUCKS NOTES:
• Tonight marks the second and final meeting between the Canucks and Devils this season: Nov. 1 (5-2 L @ VAN), Feb. 6 (away).
• Vancouver is 58-41-17-3 all-time against New Jersey, including a 26-27-6-1 record on the road.
• The Canucks are 1-4-0 in their last five meetings against the Devils.
• Among active Canucks skaters, J.T. Miller leads the team in career points against New Jersey with 14 (4-10-14 in 27 GP), including two points registered earlier this season (0-2-2).
• New Canucks acquisition Anthony Beauvillier has appeared in 27 career games vs New Jersey, tied for his most against one team (also 27 GP vs NYR). He has 11 career points vs the Devils (5-6-11).
• Luke Schenn leads active Canucks in career games played (37) against New Jersey.
• Spencer Martin has yet to face the Devils in his NHL career.
• Collin Delia has played one career game vs New Jersey, turning aside 14 of 15 shots faced in relief (.933 SV%).
• Quinn Hughes has 14 points (4-10-14) in his last 10 games.
• Elias Pettersson has 14 points (4-10-14) in his last 12 games.
• J.T. Miller has 14 points (5-9-14) in his last 13 games.
• Andrei Kuzmenko has 11 points (6-5-11) in his last 12 games.
• Brock Boeser has eight points (2-6-8) in his last 10 games.
LAST MEETING – NOV. 1/22: VAN 2 vs NJD 5
Bo Horvat notched his seventh goal of the season, on the power play, at 16:23 in the second period…J.T. Miller and Quinn Hughes collected the assists…Horvat added another power play marker at 17:12 in the third period for the 60th power play goal of his career…J.T. Miller recorded his second assist on the evening while Elias Pettersson registered the secondary assist…Horvat led all Canucks in shots (5)…Luke Schenn led the team in hits (4)…Nils Aman had a team-high in blocks (3)…Thatcher Demko faced 36 shots. 2022.23 TEAM RANKS
Goals For/Game 3.31 (11th) 3.47 (6th)
Goals Against/Game 3.92 (31st) 2.65 (6th)
Power Play % 22.8 (14th) 20.7 (18th)
Penalty Kill % 65.5 (32nd) 80.9 (t-11th)
Penalty Min./Game 9:37 (21st) 8:34 (t-14th)
*Rankings are accurate as of 4:00pm PT on February 6, 2023
LAST GAME PLAYED – JAN. 27/23: VAN 5 vs CBJ 2
Elias Pettersson opened the scoring just 1:25 into the first period, shorthanded, set up by Bo Horvat…Quinn Hughes restored Vancouver’s lead at 13:21 in the first on the power play, from J.T. Miller and Horvat…Ilya Mikheyev scored the eventual game-winning goal at 19:15 in the first period, from Brock Boeser and Horvat…Dakota Joshua (assists: Horvat, Boeser) and Pettersson (assists: Miller, Hughes) tallied two more goals for the Canucks in the third period…Five Canucks skaters recorded multi-point performance (Boeser, Miller, Pettersson, Hughes, Horvat)…Luke Schenn led both teams in hits (7)…J.T. Miller posted seven shots on goal and went 8-for-10 in the face-off circle…Collin Delia made 24 saves.
LAST 5 vs NEW JERSEY
• Nov. 1/22: VAN 2 vs NJD 5
• Mar. 15/22: VAN 6 vs NJD 3
• Feb. 28/22: VAN 2 at NJD 7
• Nov. 10/19: VAN 1 vs NJD 2
• Oct. 19/19: VAN 0 at NJD 1
NEW JERSEY DEVILS NOTES:
New Jersey Devils 3 (OT) Dallas Stars 2
(32-13-4 -68) (28-13-10 -66 PTS)
Three Stars: 1. V. Vanecek 2. M. Heiskanen 3. J. Hughes
RD OT SO FINAL
Dallas 2 0 0 0 – 2
DEVILS 0 2 0 1 – 3
DAL: T. Dellandrea R. Hintz (PPG)
NJD: J. Hughes, M. Wood, J. Hughes (OTG)
PLAYER INJURY OUT SINCE GAMES MISSED
Jonathan Bernier – LTIR Lower-body, hip 2021-22 49
John Marino Upper-body Dec. 21 17
2022-23 Total Man-Games Lost to Injury/illness: 145
DATE PLAYER ACTION
1/1/23 Ryan Graves Activated from I.R.
1/1/23 Tyler Wotherspoon Reassigned to Utica
1/5/23 Tyce Thompson Reassigned to Utica
1/5/23 Akira Schmid Recalled from Utica
1/5/23 Ondrej Palat Activated off I.R.
1/6/23 Akira Schmid Reassigned to Utica
1/10/23 Nolan Foote Recalled from Utica
1/19/23 Nolan Foote Reassigned to Utica
1/19/23 Nate Bastian Activated off I.R.
WHAT TO KNOW
The Devils return to action, after the team experienced an eight-day break. New Jersey returned to practice yesterday, which also included Devils defenseman John Marino. The blueliner skated in a regular-contact jersey. Jersey’s team opens a two-game homestand and plays Seattle on Thursday at the Rock. The Devils then travel and experience a four-game road trip, which begins on Feb. 11, at Minnesota. The Devils finished the month of January with a 9-2-2 record and their .769 points% for the month ranked first in the NHL, while Seattle’s 7.67 points% ranked second in the leage.
The team’s 32 wins after 49 games played from the start of a season are the second most in franchise history.
33 wins: 2009-10
32 wins: 2022-23
31 wins: 2008-09
31 wins: 1999-00
New Jersey’s 3-2 overtime win vs Dallas on Jan. 27, marked the team’s 16th comeback victory for 2022-23. The 16 comeback victories ranked first in the NHL. The team also earned six multi-goal comebacks, which ranks first in the NHL. The Devils are 15-3-2 vs the Western Conference this season. The most wins earned in a single season vs the West is 18, which was earned in 2000-01. The second most wins earned for this matter was 16, twice, logged in 1996-97 and 2015-16. The team also earned 14 wins vs the West in 2017-18. The Devils are 11-0-1 vs the Pacific Division for 2022-23, which mark the most wins vs the Pacific for any NHL team this season. The most wins that an Eastern Conference team earned in a single season vs the Pacific Division is 13 wins, which Carolina logged last season (13-2-1), per NHL Pr.
The Devils’ most wins prior to an NHL All-Star break in a single season:
New Jersey has earned 30, or more, wins in a season 28 times in franchise history.
The Devils are 26-4-4 when Nico Hischier recorded a point in a game this season and 17-6-2 when Jack Hughes scored a goal in a game for 2022-23.
The Devils are 19-7-1 when scoring first in a game this season and 13-6-3 when trailing first in a contest. Boston ranks first when trailing first in a game this season (14-7-2).
The Devils are 21-0-1 when leading after the second period this season, which ranks (tied) for the third most in the NHL. Boston’s 27-0-2 record ranks first in the NHL for this matter.
The Devils are 11-2-2 when outshot by an opponent this season and 20-11-2 when outshooting teams. The Devils are 1-0-0 when shots are even vs an opponent for 2022-23.
Jersey’s team is 29-5-4 when scoring three-or-more goals in a game this season.
The Devils have allowed 1, or fewer, goals against 11 times this season in a game. Jersey’s team allowed one, or fewer goals against, in a game just eight times all of last season.
First game: 3-3-1 | home: 0-1-0 | road: 3-2-1
Second game: 5-2-0 | home: 1-2-0 | road: 4-0-0
The last time the Devils won a season series vs Vancouver was 2019-20, after Jersey recorded a 2-0-0 record vs the Canucks. New Jersey defeated the Canucks in the first matchup on Nov. 1 (5-2, W). Jersey’s team was 1-1-0 vs Vancouver last season. The Devils’ loss to Vancouver on Mar. 15, 2022, broke the franchise’s longest winning streak (tied, vs OTT, 1993-1996) vs one team all-time…From Feb. 20, 2015, to Mar. 15, 2022, the Devils posted an 12-0-0 record vs the Canucks.
ALL-TIME vs VANCOUVER
DID YOU KNOW…
The most goals in franchise history earned in a single game vs Vancouver is nine, after a 9-4 win against the Canucks on Dec. 5, 1990. The most goals that the Devils/Rockies allowed in a single game vs Vancouver is eight, after the Canucks defeated the Rockies on Oct. 11, 1978, at Vancouver. The most shots that Jersey earned in a single game vs Vancouver is 46, which was earned in an 8-1 win on Oct. 30, 1997 at the
Meadowlands. The most shots that the Devils allowed in a single game vs Vancouver is 46, which was posted on Feb. 19, 1985, in a 7-5 loss at Vancouver. The last time the Devils shut out the Canucks was on Oct. 19, 2019, in a 1-0 shutout win at the Rock. The last time Vancouver shut out the Devils was on Nov. 25, 2014, in a 2-0 loss at Vancouver. The out-of-conference foes first played against each other (since 1982-83) on Nov. 26, 1982 at Vancouver, which resulted in a 4-4 tie. Brothers Jack and Quinn Hughes face-off for the sixth time since Jack’s rookie campaign in 2019-20. Jersey Jack has tallied four goals and three assists in the Hughes Bowl, while Quinn totaled three assists. Jack and the devils are 4-1-0 in the brotherly saga. Jack earned his first career NHL goal vs Quinn and the Canucks on Oct. 19, 2019, at the Rock, which was also a 1-0 shutout victory.
UPCOMING SCHEDULE .
Mon. Feb. 6, vs VAN., 7:30 P.M. E.T.
Thu. Feb 9, vs SEA, 7:00 P.M. E.T.
Sat. Feb 11, at MIN, 8:00 P.M. E.T.
Tue. Feb. 14, at CBJ, 7:30 P.M. E.T.
Thu. Feb. 16, at STL, 9:00 P.M. E.T.
The last time the Devils and Vancouver executed a trade was Feb. 24, 2020, when the Devils dealt goaltender Louis Domingue in exchange for netminder Zane McIntyre.