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Fisticuffs and history: Sedin sets Canucks’ record, watches three fights in three seconds

Feb 16, 2013, 12:02 AM EDT

Jannik Hansen, Trevor Daley AP

The second period of Friday’s Dallas Stars-Vancouver Canucks game had a little bit of everything.

First, Henrik Sedin set up an Alexander Burrows goal for his second assist of the night, making him the Canucks’ all-time leading points scorer. His 757 points eclipsed Markus Naslund’s 756; here’s a list of the team’s highest point scorers:

Henrik Sedin – 757
Markus Naslund – 756
Trevor Linden – 733
Daniel Sedin – 730
Stan Smyl – 673

This represents the 905th game of Henrik’s career. In case you’re wondering, his brother Daniel’s 730 points have come in 872 contests. Both are just 32, so it wouldn’t be shocking if the twins both end up atop that list – with a substantial cushion.

Here’s video of that goal:

While that moment was a testament to Sedin’s skills, the two teams threw a little brawn into the mix. In a three-second span, three fights happened, with each coming on successive faceoffs.

Arron Volpatti started things off with Ryan Garbutt, Maxim Lapierre followed against Vernon Fiddler and then Dale Weise capped things off at the 15:12 mark with Eric Nystrom. Here’s the collection of fisticuffs:

Stars announcer Daryl Reaugh passes along word that’s the quickest three fights have happened. He also called it a “trilogy of truculence.”

Earlier in the game, Kari Lehtonen got injured, so we’ll see if the third period generates even more news and bruises.

  1. kingfooj - Feb 16, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    bieksa approves

  2. drewzducks - Feb 16, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    Lapierre = punching bag

    • kaptaanamerica - Feb 16, 2013 at 1:40 AM

      Not only did LaPierre hold his own against the larger fiddler but he got a few shots in himself.

      • drewzducks - Feb 16, 2013 at 7:18 AM

        I’m not sure if this is sarcasm or if your blinded by homerism or another product of the failed Vancouver educational system because Fiddler is 5’11” 197 and Lapierre is 6’1″ 207.

      • 19to77 - Feb 16, 2013 at 10:04 AM

        Dude, I literally didn’t see him land one straight punch. Fiddler absolutely beat him down. Cut the homer crap.

      • salmon90 - Feb 16, 2013 at 1:32 PM

        if by ‘beat down’ you mean got in one good punch to Lapierre’s no good punches then yes Lapierre got tuned up.

      • kaptaanamerica - Feb 17, 2013 at 3:57 AM

        I’d agree I was being a homer but lappy did not get tuned regardless.

  3. kaptaanamerica - Feb 16, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    Henrik is a class act and showed his elite skill on t play that got him the record

    • einjzmolf - Feb 16, 2013 at 1:54 AM

      yeah, his little figure skating routine afterwards was adorable too. nice 30 minute game by the canucks, too bad the NHL doesn’t play 10 minute periods.

      • hockeyflow33 - Feb 16, 2013 at 3:43 AM

        I don’t know why but the use of adorable made me laugh wicked hard. I’m your lone thumbs up so far which I find sad.

      • einjzmolf - Feb 16, 2013 at 4:31 AM

        those are the canucks fans that are butthurt after getting beaten by an AHL call-up line and a backup goalie they thought they had beaten 5 minutes into the 2nd period.

    • ethanmacleod1685 - Feb 16, 2013 at 8:28 AM

      He is so not a class act ahaha

      • salmon90 - Feb 16, 2013 at 1:35 PM

        …says the guy trolling a story and then laughing at himself at his hilarious ‘burn’?

  4. letsgopens8771 - Feb 16, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Wow. 2nd fight was weak, but 3rd was best. Weise and Nystrom just kept trading punches. Great stuff.

  5. manchestermiracle - Feb 16, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Being a bit misled by the headline, I thought the record he set was watching three fights in three seconds. And must have gotten whiplash jerking his head around to see them all. Oh, well…..

    • ironmike778 - Feb 16, 2013 at 11:38 AM

      Well he does hold the record for most punches to his own face without throwing one back.

      • sabatimus - Feb 17, 2013 at 9:40 AM

        Brad Marchand anyone?

  6. ironmike778 - Feb 16, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    I wouldn’t want either Sedin on my team if you gave them to me for free. Soft little weasels.

    • gramkind - Feb 16, 2013 at 2:16 PM

      Yeah who would want either of them on your team. Everyone hates having Olympic Gold medal, Hart Trophy,Art Ross Trophy,First All Star,Sporting News Player of the year winning type players on your team, who also happen to be hugely involved in your community(example donating $1.5 million to BC Childrens hospital)exspecially if you got them for free. That would suck having people like that.

      • ironmike778 - Feb 16, 2013 at 4:34 PM

        And where have those personal awards gotten them?? Pushed around by Boston then manhandled by L.A. Yup, you can keep your soft Sedin’s. Give me real hockey players.

    • 604YVR - Feb 17, 2013 at 12:08 AM

      Over 550 consecutive games. Ya, that’s soft. Idiot!

      • ironmike778 - Feb 17, 2013 at 12:40 AM

        Big deal. Where are they in the playoffs when it really matters?? Soft, soft, soft. You can keep your Sedin Sisters.

      • kirkmcleansbaby - Feb 17, 2013 at 12:19 PM

        Hey Ironmike, you do know that Daniel has over 60 points in 90 career playoff games, and Henrik has over 50 points in 90 career playoff games! I’d hardly call that disappearing……….try again! lol

  7. banger60 - Feb 16, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Thats hockey boys!!!

  8. 8man - Feb 16, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    I’d be more impressed if he actually threw a punch. Just one. Until the Euros play this game like the Canadians and Americans can, I’m not impressed.

    Cam Neely? Milan Lucic? Skate, score, fight, and impose your will…

    Yeah, Grets, I’m calling you out..I could score goals with a protective entourage.

    • kirkmcleansbaby - Feb 17, 2013 at 12:25 PM

      WTF 8man…… Are you really saying that you could be Gretzky with a protective entourage!?!?! I want whatever you are smoking man……… that is probably one of the most ludicrous things I have EVER read on PHT!!! *faceplam*

      • 8man - Feb 18, 2013 at 5:03 PM

        Not that I could be Grets, but that I could score goals. He was a great skater and a shooter. But he wasn’t tough and the Oilers knew it. Did he ever drop the gloves?

  9. interiorfan - Feb 16, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Henrik and Daniel are class acts. They would make any team better. That is all.

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