The present streak is the longest gaining spree since Vancouver won six consecutive video games in between Dec. 28, 2016, and Jan. 6, 2017."When you win hockey games it's easy to come to the rink, it's easy to work hard," said goaltender Jacob Markstrom, who has a 13-11-3 record, a 2.63 goals-against average and.919 save percentage."We are winning hockey games now. He has four objectives and 2 helps in the last five video games. The Canucks have actually scored six objectives on 18 power-play efforts in the last 5 games.

Jacob Markstrom has actually been essential for the Canucks, sporting a 2.63 goals-against average and.919 save portion up until now this season. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

Several factors have added to the Canucks revival.

They have received outstanding goaltending from Markstrom, who played in four of the wins. He made an eye-popping 49 conserves in Vancouver's 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings Saturday.

The Canucks, a team that struggled to score in past years, are getting across-the-board production with six gamers having actually scored 10 or more objectives.

Elias Pettersson, last year's leading rookie, leads Vancouver with 18 objectives and 41 points. He has four objectives and two helps in the last 5 video games. Defenceman Tyler Myers had 2 objectives and an assist in Sunday's 5-2 win over Calgary.

Forwards Brock Boeser (one objective, 5 assists), Jake Virtanen (3-3), Tanner Pearson (3-3) and J.T. Miller (2-1) have actually likewise contributed throughout the streak.

Defenceman Quinn Hughes, who has three goals and 25 assists, is third in novice scoring.

Vancouver's unique groups have actually also stepped up. The Canucks have scored 6 objectives on 18 power-play efforts in the last 5 video games. Their penalty kill has actually allowed simply two objectives on 15 man-advantages.

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A five-game winning streak to end 2019 has actually boasted the Vancouver Canucks wishes for making a playoff look in the spring of 2020.

"Confidence is like a wave," forward Antoine Roussel said. "You get on it and you wish to ride it as much as possible. Right now, we need to ask ourselves what are the important things we are doing excellent and narrow those things down, put them in location for the next video game, then the next game."

The Canucks will take a 21-15-4 record into Thursday night's video game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Rogers Arena. Their 46 points leaves third in the Pacific Division and seventh in the Western Conference, tied with Edmonton.

Simply 2 couple of weeks ago the Canucks appear headed in the wrong instructions. A 3-1 defeat at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens was their third consecutive loss and fourth in five games. After starting December in a playoff spot, Vancouver had actually sunk to 11th in the Western Conference and were 4 points back of Calgary for the last wild card area in the West.

The existing streak is the longest gaining spree since Vancouver won six consecutive video games between Dec. 28, 2016, and Jan. 6, 2017. The doubts creeping into the Canuck dressing room have actually been replaced by a sense of optimism.

"When you win hockey video games it's simple to come to the rink, it's simple to strive," said goaltender Jacob Markstrom, who has a 13-11-3 record, a 2.63 goals-against average and.919 save portion. "The training staff and everybody around the team remains in a better state of mind.

"We are winning hockey games now. We felt we were simply a bit off, that's all it requires to lose video games. We cleaned up the little details."