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Watch Sedin twins make full use of boards

Feb 25, 2013, 8:50 AM EST

Vancouver Canucks forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin got off to a superb start on Sunday against the Detroit Red Wings.

The twins had already combined for a goal when Henrik Sedin fed the puck towards Detroit’s back boards from center ice. Meanwhile his twin brother, Daniel, charged towards the Detroit zone, scooped up the puck and swiftly beat goaltender Jimmy Howard.

You can watch the play below:

Unfortunately for the Canucks, the Sedin twins’ efforts weren’t enough of Sunday. Although Vancouver left the first period with a 3-2 lead, Detroit responded with five unanswered goals against netminder Roberto Luongo.

  1. csilojohnson - Feb 25, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Sick play. Someone else did the same thing last night. Can’t remember who. Boston?

  2. polegojim - Feb 25, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Those guys are offensive hockey genius’… but not so much on D… and Howard looked shaky in the first.

    We in Detroit realize what a special player Dats really is… both O and D.

    • davebabychreturns - Feb 25, 2013 at 10:26 AM

      The Sedins used to be at least adequate defensive players but have been pulled from any defensive assignments (PK duty, even starting plays in their own zone) over the last few years.

  3. thehighcountrybear - Feb 25, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Hell of a goal, the put-away is what really made it great…what a touch! Those boys are special no doubt. Saw the Wings adjust immediately, especially on the PK…you get one of those a season with the video coverage being so universal these days. Inventive, hardly…the play has been a staple in beer leagues the world over for the better part of a century? You want ‘original’ game in game out, watch our Pasha…the last true hockey auteur!

  4. hockeydon10 - Feb 25, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    All the players know, or should know, that the boards at JLA are very lively. It does take some skill to bounce it off just right, but the Sedin play is hardly the first time a player has used those boards to good effect. Lidstrom did it all the time, banking the puck from the boards out to the front of the goal hoping a Red Wing would be there to snap it in.

  5. thehighcountrybear - Feb 25, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Back to the same game, did you see Datsyuk’s disallowed goal? He was frustrated but not because of the no goal ruling, clearly correct. Pavel was put-out because he had actually attempted to scoop and cradle the puck ala jai alai with the intent of finishing with an underhanded backhand sweep into the top corner. Unfortunately for his adoring millions, his stick caught Luongo’s trapper on the way through, making the the attempt into what a cruder and less gifted super star may have attempted, the dull-witted swat. Watch a replay, you can see Pavel roll his wrists in his follow through, but the puck was already errant…

  6. kaptaanamerica - Feb 25, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    that was Sedins magic but the way they did the cycling on the other goal was text book.

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