Elias Pettersson records first career five-point game

Updated: November 3, 2018 at 2:32 am by Brady Trettenero

Elias Pettersson is the real deal.

The 19-year-old Swedish phenom put on an absolute clinic Friday evening against the Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Arena, racking up five points in a 7-6 overtime victory.

The Swedish phenom netted a pair of goals, dished out three assists — including one in overtime — and drew the penalty that led to the game winner.

Pettersson is the youngest player in Canucks history to record five points. He’s putting on a show in his young NHL career with nine goals and 15 points through nine contests. Here’s a look at his fantastic outing Friday night:

Pettersson setup linemate Brock Boeser with a great pass very early in the opening period:

Fans in Vancouver got Sedin flashbacks when Pettersson made a brilliant pass off the boards to Boeser in the second period. His creativity and hockey IQ is on full display:

Pettersson got his first goal late in the second period when he drove home a loose puck in the slot:

Pettersson scored his second goal of the night in the final minute of regulation to force overtime:

Pettersson showcased his speed to draw a penalty in overtime. He came so close to completing the hat trick, but took a heavy whack to the stick. Looked like a clear-cut penalty shot for Pettersson, but the ref opted to hand Vancouver a two-minute power play instead:

The lack of a penalty shot wouldn’t matter for Pettersson, as he would cap off a five-point night with an assist on Derrick Pouliot’s game winner in overtime:

Pettersson, who was recently named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for October, is a huge reason Vancouver sits atop the Pacific Division with 18 points.

The potential of a Pettersson-Boeser duo is drool-worthy. Two young offensive catalysts who are leading the rebuild and bringing the team back to NHL-relevance after missing the playoffs the last three seasons.

Pettersson leads all rookies in goals and points despite missing six games in October due to injury. Out of his 15 points thus far, 14 of them have been primary. He’s only been held off the scoresheet twice in his young career to date.

A few teams have already faced him, but the rest of the league is going to find out very soon just how good Vancouver’s fifth overall pick in 2017 really is.

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