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View From the Lighthouse

by Glen Andresen / Minnesota Wild
January 6, 2010

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Contributing to the major win Tuesday night was Henrik Sedin who scored a goal in the second period against the Blue Jackets. Henrik now has 58 points (20-38-58), tying with other league leader Joe Thornton. Henrik’s success this season has definitely contributed to the team as a whole.

“You can tell that on the ice he carries the play and he creates a lot of stuff for his line mates and obviously he’s been a great asset for us this year,” said Luongo after today’s morning practice.

Throughout the season so far, Henrik leads the team with 20 goals and is second in the League in assists with 38 behind San Jose’s Joe Thorton, who has been leading the League through the first half of the season. He currently as has 47 assists and 11 goals through 43 games.

This is the first time since Markus Naslund in February of 2004 that a Canuck has led the NHL in points. In 2004, Naslund (30-38-68) was tied with Robert Lang who also had 68 points (26-42-68).

The Canucks fought hard to come back after falling behind 2-0 to the Blue Jackets in the beginning of the first period, and tied it up halfway through the period and outplayed Columbus to make it 3-2 by the end of the opening frame.

“We would always like to get that first goal and we have to find different ways to win” said Burrows after


January 5, 2010

GAME DAY NOTES

Tonight the Canucks face the Columbus Blue Jackets for the second time this season on home ice where the Canucks look to better their 5-3 loss in the teams previous meeting.

The Canucks’ recent return home after a four game road trip earning seven of eight points. The team hopes to continue their winning ways and translate their road success home.

Columbus let the Avalanche take over towards the end of their game on Saturday and falling 3-2 to the Avs. The team has only won 3 games out of their last 23 games and currently has 39 points and sit in 14th in the Western Conference.

“There are no bad teams in our conference and in the league,” said coach Alain Vigneault. “You look throughout the league on any given night and any team can beat any other team. If any part of your game for whatever reason is off a little bit you’re probably not going to win that game. That’s how competitive the NHL is."

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