Latest Jake Virtanen News

Pettersson scores in OT, Canucks beat Hurricanes 1-0

Dec. 13, 2019 2:31 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Elias Pettersson can be a tough critic. Pettersson was asked how good goaltender Jacob Markstrom was in the Vancouver Canucks’ 1-0 overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night. “He can always be better,” said Pettersson, managing to...

Miller scores in OT to lift Canucks over Sabres 6-5

Dec. 7, 2019 9:21 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — If the Vancouver Canucks hope to still be playing hockey in the spring, they have to keep winning the close games now. Saturday was a nice start. J.T. Miller scored a power-play goal 3:21 into overtime to lift the Canucks over the Buffalo Sabres 6-5. Buffalo's Marcus...

Penguins score 6 times in 3rd, rally past Canucks 8-6

Nov. 27, 2019 11:26 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penguins defenseman Kris Letang didn’t even see the puck go in. He just heard the roar of the crowd. That was all he needed on a night when his team was in dreadful shape earlier in the third period. Letang capped a wild comeback, scoring the deciding goal with 3:06 to play, and...

Seguin leads Stars to 4-2 win over Canucks

Nov. 15, 2019 2:26 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Dallas Stars are reverting back to what made them successful last season: defense. Tyler Seguin had a goal and an assist and the Stars beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 Thursday night for their sixth win in seven games. "Stingy defense has been our bread and butter since...

Kane has goal and 2 assists, Blackhawks beat Canucks 5-2

Nov. 8, 2019 12:35 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Blackhawks returned to home ice and got back to basics against one of the NHL's most improved teams. Patrick Kane had a power-play goal and two assists, and Chicago beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Thursday night. Alex DeBrincat and Andrew Shaw scored in the first period, and Dylan...

Schwartz finishes 3-on-0 to lift Blues over Canucks in OT

Nov. 6, 2019 3:13 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — As the puck slid up the ice with only St. Louis players in pursuit, Jaden Schwartz found himself in the middle of a situation he'd never experienced before. He certainly made the most of it. Schwartz scored on a 3-on-0 break at 3:28 of overtime to give the Blues a 2-1...

Pettersson scores twice, Canucks beat Sharks 5-2

Nov. 3, 2019 1:13 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks are putting a lot of shots on net. The Vancouver Canucks rose to the occasion Saturday night Elias Pettersson scored two goals, Thatcher Demko had 24 saves and the Canucks beat the Sharks 5-2. A day after the Sharks fired 53 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Winnipeg...

Miller scores 2, Canucks get 5 in 1st and drub Panthers 7-2

Oct. 29, 2019 2:58 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canucks forward J.T. Miller only knew he was on the cusp of his 100th career goal because his parents wouldn't let him forget. "They've been putting pressure on me for about a week now so I told them to stop texting me," he said. Miller had two goals Monday night,...

Backstrom scores in shootout, Capitals beat Canucks 6-5

Oct. 26, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Vancouver captain Bo Horvat says the Canucks simply weren't good enough to steal a win from the Washington Capitals on Friday night. Though the Canucks led by four goals late in the second period, Washington rallied late and beat Vancouver 6-5 in a shootout. "It's a...

Horvat scores 3 in 3rd, Canucks rally past Red Wings 5-2

Oct. 22, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Bo Horvat had a lot of family and friends in the crowd Tuesday night and he gave them a lot to cheer about. Horvat, a native of London, Ontario, which is within easy driving distance of Detroit, scored three of Vancouver's five goals in the third period for his first career hat trick, and...