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Henrik Sedin named NHL's 2nd Star of the Week

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin has been named the NHL’s second star for the week ending February 22.

Sedin registered four consecutive multi-point games and shared the League lead with eight points as the Canucks (34-22-3, 71 points) won three of four starts. He posted 2 points (1-1-2) in a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild Feb. 16. Sedin then scored twice, including the tying marker with 2:00 remaining in regulation, in a 5-4 shootout triumph against the New York Rangers Feb. 19. He closed the week with a pair of two-assist performances: in a 4-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils Feb. 20 and in a 4-0 win over the New York Islanders Feb. 22. Sedin became the first Canucks player to notch four straight multi-point performances since Mikael Samuelsson Feb. 1-7, 2011 (4-5-9). Sedin also has accomplished that feat two previous times: Dec. 2-12, 2009 (0-13-13 in 6 GP) and Dec. 31, 2009 – Jan. 7, 2010 (2-8-10 in 4 GP).

The 34-year-old Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, native is tied for third in the NHL with 42 assists this season and paces the Canucks with 54 points (12-42-54) in 59 games, four more than his total in 2013-14 (70 GP).

Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings and Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadiens were also named the league’s first and third stars, respectively.

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