Let’s just say at the end of the game, many Canucks fans weren’t thinking about Friday night’s loss very much.
After notching two assists in the game, Sedin became the franchise’s all-time scoring leader. Assist number one looked very familiar, as Henrik battled hard for the puck from behind his net, then fed who else but his brother Daniel for the goal. The second, and record-breaking helper came from a beautiful saucer pass from Henrik, eventually finding teammate Alex Burrows for the goal.
The goal was followed by a standing ovation from the crowd as well as the players. Not to mention a pre-recorded video from Naslund and Trevor Linden, congratulating Sedin on his tremendous feat.
“It was very special,” Henrik said. “To be a part of something like that and getting a chance to get the record on home ice in front of our fans was an honor and a great feeling out there. It means a lot to me.”
Durability has certainly benefited Sedin’s chances at the historic accomplishment. Since the 2000-01 season, Henrik has only missed 10 games. That is absolutely remarkable. Over the course of his career, Sedin has showcased some of the best playmaking abilities in the entire NHL. Just ask his brother Daniel, who has certainly played a role in Henrik making history.
But watch out, Henrik. Your brother isn’t too far behind you, sitting at 718 career points.