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Henrik Sedin's 700th career NHL assist is a stunning display of twin telepathy

Henrik Sedin has become famous for his playmaking skills – and those skills were on display Monday night in Vancouver, when he registered his 700th career regular-season assist on a beautiful setup of his brother Daniel's 18th goal of the year.
The Hockey News

The Hockey News

Canucks star Henrik Sedin is famous as the better playmaker between himself and twin brother Daniel – and in a crucial game for Vancouver Monday, Henrik recorded his 700th career NHL assist by perpetuating that image with a stunning setup of Daniel's 18th goal of the season.

The Canucks were hosting the equally desperate L.A. Kings Monday and trailing the visitors 1-0 midway through the third period when Henrik Sedin took a pass from defenseman Alex Edler and moved as if he was prepared to take the puck behind the Kings' net and out to the other side of the ice. Instead, he fired a backhand shot toward Daniel, who was moving into perfect position at the hash marks and fired a one-timer slapshot past goalie Jonathan Quick to even the score:

The goal allowed Vancouver to take the game to overtime and eventually win it in a shootout, giving the Canucks a vital two points to both strengthen their hold on second place in the Pacific Division and deal a significant blow to L.A.'s playoff hopes. And that they got it in large part due to a big play from their captain says a lot about what the Sedins are still able to do on the ice at the relatively advanced age of 34.

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