Canucks Colluding on Another Shot at Stanley Cup
The Vancouver Canucks haven't missed a beat through the first half of the NHL regular season as defending Western Conference Champions.
The Vancouver Canucks (24-12-2, 50) won their third-straight recently, 5-2 over the hapless Anaheim Mighty Ducks to become the second team to 50 points after fellow Western Conference leaders the Chicago Blackhawks.
Led by the Sedin bothers Henrik and Daniel, Vancouver is third in the NHL in goals per game (3.34) and owns a dominant +36 goal differential with the league's best power play percentage (24.8).
Henrik leads the team in assists with 35 and Daniel is tops with 17 goals. At 45 and 43 points respectively, Henrik and Daniel sit second and fourth in the NHL in total points.
Success is nothing new to the Sweden natives, who are known for their effectiveness playing off one another. But the two have taken their game to a new height this season alongside long-time teammates center Ryan Kesler, right wing Alex Burrows and defenseman Alex Edler.
Vancouver fans are hoping the brothers' improved play combined with the tandem of Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo in net will carry the Canucks one step further than last season.
The Canucks led the Stanley Cup Finals 3-2 with home ice advantage before dropping the final two games to the Boston Bruins to give that franchise its first Cup in 39 years. Vancouver scored just three goals in those four losses, a lot less likely to happen if the brothers Sedin continue their hot play.
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