Wow! If you were lucky enough to be witness tonight to the absolute show that the Vancouver Canucks, and more specifically the ever impressive Sedin twins put on at GM Place against the hapless (and nothing pleases me more than being able to say that) Calgary Flames, then you are fortuitous indeed!
In their 82nd and last game of the 2009-2010 regular season, the Canucks owned the Flames on home ice with a crushing 7-3 victory! Every single Vancouver player put in a visibly super effort throughout the game in a bid to help “Hank” Sedin rack up some points to move a decent tally (3) ahead of Alex Ovechkin for the lead in the Art Ross Trophy race (NHL season points (goals & assists) leader).
It seemed to do the trick with Hank picking up 4 assists, largely off the amazing efforts by his twin brother Daniel who picked up his second hat-trick for the season, and the fourth of his career. And the hat-trick goal?? Not your average wrist shot or tip-in my friend.
No. This was one for the all-time highlight reels… at least when it comes to the Sedin’s career highlight reels anyway! It’s a jaw-dropping beauty. Check it out in the video below. An incredible no-look tip-pass from Hank to his brother… and then… well… you need to see the slow-motion replay from the left side of goal to see just how amazing Daniel’s skills are!
All in all a solid display by the team as they look forward to a probable Wednesday night round one playoffs tilt against the Los Angeles Kings at home.
In the meantime, it’ll be all eyes on Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals tomorrow as they take on the Boston Bruins in their final match of the season and Ovie’s last shot at the Art Ross. He needs 3 points to clinch it… here’s hoping for Vancouver and Hank Sedin’s sake, that that doesn’t happen!
PS. Thank you Mr Jim Hughson (CBC Hockey Night in Canada Commentary) for yet another outstanding game call. We don’t get you often, but when we do it’s an absolute treat! You’re without doubt one of the best in the business!