Daniel Sedin Scoring The Overtime Game Winner With An Assist From Henrik In Their Final Game In Vancouver Is Poetic

Earlier this week, the Sedin twins announced that they’re calling it a career once the season wraps up. They’ve spent 17 seasons in the NHL. All of them with the Canucks. Over 2600 career games combined. Over 600 career goals combined. Almost 1500 career assists combined. A Hart Trophy. A couple of Art Ross Trophies. All Star Games. The whole thing, the Sedins have done together with Vancouver. And last night was the final game that they’d ever play in their 2nd home. So it was only fitting that the overtime dagger was delivered by Daniel Sedin off an assist from his brother Henrik.

What’s even crazier is that earlier in the game, Daniel Sedin scored his 22nd goal of the season 33 seconds into the 2nd period with another assist from Henrik.

22 and 33. The Hockey Gods definitely played a role in that one.

Listen, you can love or hate the Sedins all you want. Are they a little creepy? Absolutely. Here is exhibit A.

But you have to respect what they were able to accomplish in their careers and what they’ve meant to the city of Vancouver. Even with the way that 2011 ended, these guys have earned themselves a spot in hockey history and you couldn’t ask for a better way to close out their career with the Canucks than the way that game ended last night. Here are some more highlights from the night.

Pre-Game Video Tribute

Final Send Off, Including the Coyotes players paying their respects.

Viking Clap which is I guess a Swedish thing as well as an Icelandic thing


Daniel on why the decision is a no-brainer

Now they still have one more game coming up on Saturday in Edmonton. But honestly… I’d love to see the Sedins sit that one out. I really don’t think it can get any better than the way things ended last night in Vancouver. Let that be their final moment in the NHL. A walk-off overtime game winner by 22 from 33. Let that be their final play in the National Hockey League. It’s the way it was meant to be. Plus it’s not like that game between the Canucks and Oilers has anything on the line besides who will have the better odds in the draft lottery.