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Henrik Sedin’s Four Point Night Pushes Him To League’s Scoring Lead…

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Henrik Sedin needed to have a big night during his team’s final game of the season if he was to have a shot at the Art Ross Trophy and he did just that. Sedin combined with his brother Daniel to post a combined 8 points (3G – 5A) in a 7-3 thrashing of the Calgary Flames.

Henrik Sedin now has 112 points on the season, which places him three points ahead of Alex Ovechkin for the league’s scoring lead. Ovechkin has one game remaining — a noon affair with the Boston Bruins.

Henrik isn’t the only Sedin who has had a great year, as his brother Daniel has also posted a career high with 85 points (29G – 56A). It is worth noting that Daniel might have made a run at the top spot this season as well had he not missed 18 games with a broken foot earlier this year.

The capacity crowd in Vancouver began to rain down chants of “MVP, MVP, MVP” after Henrik posted his fourth assist of the night and I cannot blame them. He has really had an MVP type of season and I don’t believe that the Canucks would be where they are without him…

Sedin… and the rest of us, will be watching anxiously tomorrow afternoon to see what Ovechkin does in his game. Personally, I am pulling for you brother!

More later…

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