Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 05/23/11 at 12:17 AM ET
From Jason Botchford at The White Towel:
Henrik Sedin leads the NHL in postseason scoring. Daniel Sedin is second in goals.
“It’s pretty good for being the two worst playoff players in the league,” Henrik quipped.
Sure is. Maybe it’s puppy power. More likely, it’s health.
More, plus video below.
Two weeks ago, Henrik looked like he was having trouble skating across the blueline. On Sunday, the only trouble being had was from those trying to defend him.
Henrik was flying, like only the Sedins can fly. They may not be the fastest players you’ve ever seen, but their ability to create space, acres and acres of space, when they are on, is fascinating. They can work on the ice like a combine harvester on a wheat field.
Just ask Sami Salo. The Finnish gunslinger shrugged when asked about his two slap shot goals.
“I don’t think it matters who is playing the point when (Henrik) has the puck,” Salo said.
And it may not matter how well the Sharks play the rest of this series. If Henrik continues to skate like he has in the first four games, they are going to have a tough time winning three of the next four.
Read the rest here.
Not sure about “puppy power” but whatever you want to call it, it was impressive.
Iain MacIntyre at the Vancouver Sun called it “Henrik’s Sedinery” which seems pretty damn fitting.
Case in point: His ridiculous setup for Alex Burrows which snagged the team’s fourth goal.
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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.
In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.
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