The Canucks have the top scoring 5 on 5 line in the league

Published November 28, 2022 at 8:54

The Canucks are back from their trip on American soil with a perfect record (3-0-0). Over this trip, a line has particularly stood out.

Mikheyev - Pettersson - Kuzmenko

The line that can do it all, they were out there to face the best opposing lines and did quite well. It's been remarked by many players that Pettersson takes a lot of pride in his D-Zone game and everyone can see it.

That's not all, amongst the 49 lines in the NHL that played over 100 minutes together, they have the highest goal per 20 minutes average.

Not only have they excelled defensively, but they've benn the NHL's top producing line at 5 on 5 ahead of lines including top players (Aleksander Barkov - Matthew Tkachuck - Carter Verhaeghe) or including the NHL goalscoring leader (Jason Robertson - Roope Hintz - Joe Pavelski).

The trio has been excellent, they were responsible for 2 of the 3 goals that were scored at even strength in San Jose. Elias Pettersson now has 27 points in 22 games (7 in the last 5), Anton Kuzmenko is up to 21 in 21 (10 in the last 5) and Ilya Mikheyev has 13 in 19 outings (5 in the last 5).

When you have the league's top power play and top scoring line at 5-on-5, goal scoring is definitely not an issue. How can you explain the fact that this team isn't playing over 0.500 at the very least?
November 28   |   109 answers
The Canucks have the top scoring 5 on 5 line in the league

Is this a line that could develop as something a Rantanen - Mackinnon - Landeskog trio or even a Marchand - Bergeron - Pastrnak, as given the NHL?

Yes if they keep it going7669.7 %
They'd still need a few years of dominance3330.3 %
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