Daniel Sedin misses open net, will never sleep again

The Vancouver Canucks star had the game on his stick – but duffed one against Edmonton with the score tied in an eventual overtime loss. You won’t believe how simple this play looks.

This one goes out to all the fans who yell “Shooooot!” every time their team is on the power play. You think hockey is easy? Well, it’s not. Just ask Vancouver Canucks star Daniel Sedin, one of the most talented players of his generation.

With the game tied 1-1 early in the third period, twin brother Henrik goes in for a breakaway on Edmonton Oilers goalie Anders Nilsson. The netminder makes the initial save, but leaves a fat and juicy rebound there for Daniel, the trailer. What happens next is magic…if you’re an Oilers fan:


Wha’ happened? As Sedin would explain to reporters after the game, it was a fast play and the puck was rolling, so he didn’t get the tap-in he was hoping for.

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And really, we can have some fun with Sedin because he has won both the Art Ross Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award before. This literally could have happened to any player in the league, no matter how talented.

The roughest part for Vancouver fans is that Edmonton went on to take the game on Lauri Korpikoski’s overtime goal. The Oilers won 2-1.