– [Narrator] The red-hot Canucks, 7-1-1 in their last nine games, head to California for three
straight divisional match-ups. First up, the City of Angels. ♪ We are the new kings,
winnin’ this fight tonight ♪ ♪ With our name lit up in lights ♪ ♪ We are the new kings,
this is our time to shine ♪ ♪ Set it off like dynamite ♪ – [Narrator] Vancouver comes
in having filled the stat sheet as of late, scoring 17 goals
over their last three games. – Right now we’re havin’ fun. Coming to the rink, it’s
been a lot of fun, right now. Anytime we’re winnin’
it’s always a good time. – It’s a lot of fun comin’
to the rink right now. Everyone’s in a good mood, right from the staff to the players, so it’s definitely nice, and we just gotta keep it rolling. – [Narrator] The two clubs
have met once this season, with Green’s side dominating eight to two. Tonight, they’ll look
for a repeat performance. ♪ We are the new kings,
winning this fight tonight ♪ ♪ With our name lit up in lights ♪ ♪ We are the new kings,
this is our time to shine ♪ – We want shots, but we gotta
be willing to get inside, get to the net, find the rebounds. Manny talked about it, we gotta be strong in our puck battles tonight. In the o-zone, play quick
first the man-on-man. You beat a guy, get to the net. – Pearson!
– Hey! – Myers!
– Hey! – Horvat!
– Yo! – Edler!
– Yo! – Tanev!
– Hey! – Marky!
(team cheering) – C’mon Huggy! – Let’s go, boys! Let’s go, baby! (team shouting and cheering) (energetic music) – [Announcer] Across to
Boeser, he shoots, he scores! – [Telecaster] What a
shot by Brock Boeser, the way he was able to thread it through. – [Announcer] Hughes, deflected in! (crowd cheering) Horvat was in front, Miller as well, but I think it’s Bo Horvat’s goal. Petterson lead pass, a good one. Boeser scores! – [Brock] He can just read,
once he gets full control, you can take off and he’ll
find you, and he did there, so that was another beautiful pass by him. – [Narrator] The magic
number for Brock Boeser is three, as he finds the
back of the net three times, giving him three career hat tricks, and extending his goal
streak to three games. – [Announcer] Boeser from
the face-off circle across, Petterson shoots, he scores! Crossbar and in. – [Narrator] The Canucks use special teams to their advantage, tallying four times with the extra attacker, ranking them second in the
league in power-play goals. – [Interviewer] Did you guys get wind after the home opener
when Drew Doughty said, “This team had no business
beating a team like his?” – Absolutely, we look at that stuff. If it’s on social media,
somebody’s gonna find it, and somebody’s gonna tell us, so we wanted to have a good game tonight. I think we’ve proven to him, we’re gonna continue to keep proving that we’re a great hockey team. – [Narrator] Green’s troops
have kept the red light busy as Vancouver’s offense
has now lit the lamp at least five times in
four straight games. Next up, a quick drive
down the I-5 to Anaheim for a matchup with the Ducks. (energetic music) The Canucks possess the
NHL’s best goal differential, currently sitting at plus 17. They will look to keep
the good times rolling as they enter the contest
8-1-1 over their last 10. Adam Gaudette gets the
opportunity to rejoin the lineup for the first time in three weeks, and is determined to leave
his mark on the game. – We gotta get goin’ right outta the gate. Push yourself to skate
in all areas of the game. We wanna make this team defend. – Pearsie!
– Hey! – Myers!
– Hey! – Horvat!
– Yo! – Edler!
– Yo! – Tanev!
– Yo! – Marky!
– Yo! (team cheering) (team shouting and cheering) – [Announcer] Gets a return
feed and a long shot, deflected! And the rebound, in the
crease, they can’t jam it home, what a chance for Sutter. Here’s a chance, oh,
what a save by Markstrom! Lunging with the glove, and he robbed Adam Henrique! Here’s Brandon Sutter
with speed, dishing off. Gaudette to Sutter, off his skate. Brandon Sutter’s tied the game! – [Adam] You know, he’s
a great guy to play with, especially a young guy comin’ in. He’s a true veteran and
somebody to learn from, and, you know, you feel
comfortable out there with him, and he’s really playing well right now. – [Narrator] Despite
getting 40 shots on goal and playing a solid road game,
the Canucks leave The Pond with just a single point
after falling in overtime. – [Jacob] Playing-wise, if
you look at the hockey game, I think we deserved to
win, but they scored two, we scored one, and that’s just how it is. – [Narrator] Vancouver
won’t have to wait long for its chance at redemption,
as the club goes back-to-back and will conclude the tour of California with a visit to the Shark Tank. ♪ And I hope that you’re ready ♪ ♪ Yeah, no more handouts tonight ♪ ♪ If you plan to win you better fight ♪ ♪ And I hope that you’re ready ♪ Thatcher Demko gets the
nod-in goal in his home state. He currently ranks near
the top of the league in save percentage and
goals against average. – It’s a 1-3 jam at the blue line, so they’ll try to jam things up here. We need very good entries tonight. We have to shoot it in, chip it by ’em, and go get it, then that’s good. You’re gonna see they’re gonna overplay everywhere on the ice. – San Jose, first unit here,
they’re gonna be a drop with two back or a throw back, so if we get a bead on that
D-man, he passes it up, let’s try to take away that pass. Then we get back into
the middle of the ice, and D and everybody else, you can see we can be right up in their face. ♪ And I hope that you’re ready ♪ ♪ Yeah, no more handouts tonight ♪ ♪ If you’re playin’ to
win, you better fight ♪ ♪ And I hope that you’re ready ♪ ♪ It’s only the strong that survive ♪ ♪ The weak they get eaten alive ♪ ♪ Yeah I hope that you’re ready ♪ (crowd cheering) – Eddie and Dunk. (team shouting and cheering) – Up front we got Leivs, and then we got the Dem-sauce! (team cheering) (energetic music) – Watch your language, kids here! (energetic rock music) – [Narrator] The Canucks
score early and often, and would never look back. – [Announcer] Rebound, he scores! Brandon Sutter on the backhand. – [Narrator] They’ve now
tallied five or more goals in seven of their last 14 games. – [Announcer] Now, Pettersson scores! Wow, what hand-eye coordination! As that puck squirted out
of the corner, mid-air, and he just batted it in
to make it two-nothing. Virtanen is in with a
backhander, and he scores! I think I saw that go over the line, John. (uplifting music) [Thatcher] I think you can see it already, different identity to
the team’s confidence. It’s skating, it’s playing for each other, and it’s a lot of fun when
guys are doing what it takes to win regardless of, you know, self-sacrifice, stuff like that,
so it’s really good to see. – [Announcer] Boeser
centers, Miller’s robbed, Pettersson scores! Elias Pettersson with
his second of the game. – [Narrator] Vancouver
finishes the road trip with five of a possible six points. Cohesive. Confident. Cheerful. Green’s troops now return home, riding a seven-game point streak, and are ready to continue
rising the ranks. (uplifting music)