It was a great night to walk with Elias.
Rookie Elias Pettersson posted five points (two goals, three assists) as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Colorado Avalanche 7-6 in overtime on Friday. The 19-year-old center became the youngest player in franchise history to record a five-point game.
Elias Pettersson (19 years, 355 days) is the youngest player in @Canucks history to record 5+ points in a regular-season game.
He eclipsed the previous mark set by Trevor Linden (20 years, 253 days) on Dec. 20, 1990 (3-3—6 vs. EDM). #NHLStats #COLvsVAN pic.twitter.com/cEE55Rygqk
Pettersson assisted Derek Pouliot with 30 seconds remaining in overtime to seal the Canucks’ victory.
5️⃣ points for @_EPettersson, 4️⃣ for @BBoeser16 and ☝ insane victory by the @Canucks, wrapped up in @EASPORTSNHL OT. pic.twitter.com/8LHNMWUvLR
Both of Pettersson’s goals were pivotal. He tied the game 4-4 with 2:28 remaining in the second period and later forced overtime by scoring with 38 seconds remaining in regulation.
The fifth overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft assisted on both of Brock Boeser’s goals in the game, the first of which got Vancouver on the board less than a minute into the game.
Elias Pettersson of the @Canucks is the 16th player in League history to score 9+ goals through his first nine career games and just the sixth to do so outside of the NHL’s inaugural season. #NHLStats #COLvsVAN pic.twitter.com/jgfwBmiUHN
Vancouver improves to 9-6-0 on the season with the victory.
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