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Another memorable night for Elias Pettersson is dampened by a loss in the skills competition.

Vancouver Canucks v Detroit Red Wings Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

CANUCKS NEWS: If you watched the first period of last night’s game in Detroit then shut your tv off, you might have been surprised and disappointed to see the final score when you woke up this morning. Perhaps not as disappointed as I am that I couldn’t use a ‘Detroit Brock City’ headline, but much like the pizza chain that owns the Red Wings, it was a let down that they couldn’t get the two points.

I know you’ve seen it. We’ve all seen it. Here’s the thing. I don’t wanna stop seeing it. I will go back to this goal for years because it just obliterates all of the stupid narratives about his size and strength. Guys like Brian Burke should be strapped into a chair and forced to watch this like that scene from ‘A Clockwork Orange’.

Beautiful. And it was another typical game for Pettersson. He scored, and damn near won it in OT. He continued his inspired defensive play. And he did this tethered to two frustratingly inept linemates who can’t seem to score no matter how well he sets them up.

It was another strong performance from Jacob Markstrom, who responded well after Friday night’s Gunfight At The Aqualini Corral. Sadly, as well as he played he wasn’t the best goalie on the ice last night and that’s why the Canucks didn’t get that single point. Jimmy Howard hasn’t been his old self so far this season, but he was impressive for the Wings in that win.

One thing I want to make sure to point out was the Canucks D played a pretty solid game. Chris Tanev was his usual calm self, and that was a good game from Ben Hutton and... Eric Gudbranson. If we got more games like that outta Guddy I would be thrilled.

Here’s your morning reading... For everyone complaining that Canucks fans are comparing Pettersson to some who maybe they shouldn’t: we’ll stop when you stop. Also, no we won’t stop because Our Lord And Savior Elias would not want us to.

Last night’s Athletties with a great bit on Pettersson’s learning process on faceoffs with Manny Malhotra...

Can’t wait til Boeser’s back... Post-gamers from Canucks Army and PITB... The Kuz with his thoughts on last night... iMac thinks they should shut Boeser down til he’s fully healed and shock of all shocks, I think I actually agree with him... JPat’s Takeaways from last night... Prospect Jett Woo with another beauty from last night’s WHL/Russia contest in Langley

AROUND THE NHL: Mitch Marner got the eventual GWG and Frederik Andersen stopped 36 Golden Knights shots as the Leafs beat Vegas 3-1...

The Rangers beat Montreal 5-3 and it featured this potential Goal Of The Year from Neal Pionk...

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 27 shots as Columbus downed Dallas 4-1

The Ottawa Senators were probably looking for a way to shift the narrative away from that whole Uber fiasco, and last night’s 7-3 stomping of New Jersey was a good way to do it. Mark Stone led the way with a 5 point night for the Sens. They’re still a mess, but that was an impressive outing...

Nikita Kucherov had 2 goals and an assist in a 5-2 Tampa win over the Edmonton Oilers, and Milan Lucic is still a giant scumbag. Remember when some of you wanted him here? I do. This kind of bullshit is why you were wrong.

Look at the sucker punch. Absolutely gutless. Absolutely not a surprise...

Much like their namesake, the Carolina Hurricanes started strong, but are running out of steam as they dropped another one, this time 4-1 to the St Louis Blues...

Marcus Sorensen had a goal and 2 assists as the San Jose Sharks beat Minnesota 4-3...

And finally Wille D got a win in his first game behind the Kings bench, a 4-1 victory over Anaheim.