Canucks Rewind: Daniel and Henrik Sedin’s last game in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 5: Daniel Sedin #22 and Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks salute the fans after playing in their final home game of their career against the Arizona Coyotes in NHL action on April, 5, 2018 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 5: Daniel Sedin #22 and Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks salute the fans after playing in their final home game of their career against the Arizona Coyotes in NHL action on April, 5, 2018 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images) /
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Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks and his brother Henrik Sedin. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks and his brother Henrik Sedin. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images) /

The first period didn’t go as planned for the Canucks, with the team trailing 1-0 after 20 minutes. The Sedins led their team back onto the ice for the second frame, and, in typical fashion, were able to produce another clutch moment early on.

With not even a minute elapsed on the clock, the Swedes went to work.

Henrik entered the offensive zone with pace, absolutely undressing Oliver Ekman-Larsson before feeding the puck to a streaking Alex Edler down the middle, who instinctually fed a backhand pass to Daniel for an easy tap-in. The building erupted with noise, with many fans being treated to a walk down memory lane after witnessing another vintage Sedinery play.

Unfortunately, the Coyotes were able to find the back of the net two more times in the second period, and they went to the dressing room with a 3-1 lead.

Again, much like Tuesday night’s tilt, the score was irrelevant.

Fans stood on their feet for the entire third period, showering the twins with applause every time they stepped onto the ice or when the camera panned to them on the bench. In between whistles, deafening chants of “One More Year” and “Hall of Fame” roared throughout the building.

For the first time in many years, there was an undeniable playoff-type atmosphere in Rogers Arena, and even the players took notice. Despite their position in the standings and in this game, they knew how important the next 20 minutes was for not only the Sedin twins, but for the city of Vancouver.

The team rallied from behind to erase the 3-1 deficit, thanks to tallies from Jake Virtanen and Brendan Leipsic, sending the game into overtime for the second consecutive night.

The sold-out crowd at Rogers Arena remained on their feet, still buzzing from the third-period comeback. There was a rising feeling of glory in the building, and everyone knew that something special was about to happen.

Cue the magic.