Bailey Broadbent – The Goal
Henrik entered the final game of the 2009-10 season one point back of Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin for first in the league scoring race. In order for the Canucks to have the first Hart Trophy winner in franchise history, the Sedins would need to deliver. And did they ever.
In the first period, Henrik fed Daniel the puck to surpass Ovechkin. Then, at 3:27 of the third, Daniel scored his second of the night from Henrik to give the Canucks a 5-2 lead. A mere 20 seconds later, magic happened. With all 18,810 fans in attendance still on their feet congratulating Henrik on his milestone night, the Sedins capped off the game in thrilling fashion.
Off an offensive zone draw, Henrik called for a pass from the point, to which he then tipped tape-to-tape without hesitation to his brother Daniel. Daniel then curled towards the net, before going between-the-legs for the hat trick.
Henrik’s assist was his fourth on the night, and 112th point of the season – a new single-season franchise record. While Daniel finished the season with 85 points through just 63 games – a 111 point pace.
“The goal” highlighted so much of what the Sedins were about. The ability each had to find the other wherever, and whenever on the ice. Their drive for creativity on the ice, which saw them constantly put the team on their back with their scoring prowess. And their ability to have fun, with the smiles and laughs that ensued following the goal.
Maxim Fossey – Final home game
It was Apr. 5, 2018. Right from the start of a special ceremony, emotions were high at Rogers Arena. In comes the lineup announcement from Al Murdoch, the crowd roars as the Sedin twins are mentioned. Every single time the duo would step on the ice, a loud cheer from the fans would rise.
In the second period, Daniel scored from an old-time Sedinery play from Alex Edler and his brother Henrik. The goal was Daniel’s 22nd of the season and came 33 seconds into the period. The crowd audibly gasped when the announcement of the goal was made due to the sheer coincidence. The game goes to overtime after an entertaining 3-3 tie. The Arizona Coyotes take a penalty, and the buzz around the arena gets louder.
The Sedin brothers are on the ice for the man advantage. Another classic Sedinery shift. Edler passes it to Henrik, who passes it to his brother Daniel. Daniel takes a slapshot, a short silence hushes through the crowd as he raises his stick. Daniel pots for the Canucks’ game-winner in overtime and sends Rogers Arena in a state of euphoria.
Al Murdoch announces the goal. Daniel’s winner was scored at the 2:33 mark in overtime, another gasp from the crowd is heard. Was it more than a coincidence? We know that the Hockey Gods were on the Sedins’ side that night.. A storybook ending in Vancouver.