-- Daniel Sedin
finally scored a goal in Game 6 against Nashville and his brother had a hand in what proved to be the series-clinching winner for the Vancouver Canucks
, who advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in 17 years with a 2-1 victory against the Predators at Bridgestone Arena.
Daniel's power-play goal, his first of the series and sixth of the playoffs, erased some of the pressure from both his and Henrik's shoulders and it gave the Canucks a much-needed 2-0 lead over the Predators. Nashville got one back, but it wasn't enough.
Daniel played only 14 minutes in Game 6 and Henrik played just 17:47. A lot of that was a result of eight and a half minutes of penalty kill time over the first 40 minutes, but in the third period when the Canucks were clinging to their lead, Daniel played more than six minutes and Henrik more than seven, proving coach Alain Vigneault
was telling the truth when he said he never lost confidence in the twins.
The Sedins finished the series against Nashville with only 7 points and a minus-10 rating. They know they have to be better against either San Jose or Detroit, but for the moment they got to enjoy a victory that they had a big part in. Henrik spoke about it afterwards. Here is what he had to say: