Last night, the Canucks retained their unbeaten streak into a fourth game under new head coach Bruce Boudreau.
They defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on goals by Brock Boeser and Elias Pettersson. Both of these young stars struggled earlier this year under former head coach Travis Green.
Green and general manager Jim Benning were fired on December 5, clearing the way for Boudreau's arrival. And the team seems to now be defying the expectation of many fans.
Last month, the Straight.com posted an online poll asking readers if they thought that Canucks would have a better December than November. Sixty percent of those who responded answered "no".
Boudreau said that he felt the victory over the Hurricanes was Pettersson's best game since the coaching change.
"He looked like he's getting his confidence," Boudreau noted.
Boudreau is the first Canucks head coach in history to lead the team to four straight victories in his first four games.