The Vancouver Canucks have now posted more wins than losses in the 2021-22 season.
It comes courtesy of a 5-2 victory on the road against the Seattle Kraken—a game in which 12 Canucks players posted at least one point.
That included J.T. Miller, who has a nine-game points streak under new head coach Bruce Boudreau.
Tanner Pearson led the way for the Canucks with two points: an empty-net goal and an assist. The other Canucks goal scorers were Nils Hoglander, Conor Garland, Tyler Motte, and Vasily Podkolzin.
Goalie Thatcher Demko had another superb night, turning aside 30 shots. He was only beaten by Calle Jarnkrok and Will Bergen. It was Bergen's first NHL goal.
The Canucks are now 8-0-1 since Boudreau was installed behind the bench. On the season, the Canucks are 16-15-3.
One of the highlights of the game actually occurred in the stands when Seattle medical student Nadia Popovici learned that she had been awarded a $10,000 medical-school scholarship as a result of her good deed in October.
In October, she was also in the seats when she noticed what appeared to be a malignant mole on the neck of Canucks assistant equipment manager Brian Hamilton. Popovici came to this conclusion because of the mole's discolouration, irregular borders, and size.
So she held up a message on her phone pressed against the glass to alert Hamilton, saying "The mole on the back of your neck is cancer"—and she was right. Hamilton was later checked and treated before it had mestastasized, saving his life.
The Canucks were able to find Popovici after the Canucks put out the word over Twitter that they were looking for the woman who took the time to convey this news to Hamilton.More