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article imageHenrik all-time Canucks scorer, Sedins 19th in NHL family scoring

By Marcus Hondro     Feb 16, 2013 in Sports
The Vancouver Canucks have a new all-time scorer in the person of their captain, Henrik Sedin. Sedin passed another Swede, their former captain, Markus Naslund with two assists in a 4-3 home loss Friday.
Sedin set up his brother Daniel at 3:21 of the second to tie the game at 1-1 and give him 756 all-time points in his career, all spent in Vancouver, tying Naslund. After Chris Higgins make it 2-1 just 53 seconds later, at 9:56 Sedin set the record with a nifty cross-ice pass to Alex Burrows at the goal-mouth for another assist, his 757th career point and the record.
The fans stood and cheered Henrik and were still cheering when the whistle went during his next shift, standing through minutes of play. Henrik skated around the ice and held his stick to acknowledge the cheering, then clapped his hockey gloves together to thank and salute Canuck fans.
Sedin was disappointed his team blew a 3-1 second period lead by allowing two third period goals but was happy he got the record in Vancouver. "It feels great, to do it on home ice in front of our fan means so much," Henrik said. "It is a great feeling and I am happy to get it over."
Canucks Ryan Kessler returns
Other highlights of an exciting game included a Mason Raymond goal called back when he made contact with the goalie, though the decision looked to be wrong as the contact was incidental and the puck was already past goalie Richard Bachman. Bachman replaced starter Kari Lehtonen, who left in the first with what appeared to be a lower-body injury.
Canucks star centre Ryan Kessler returned from injuries to a wrist and hip to play his first game of the season. Kesler looked strong playing 17 minutes and drawing an assist. Another interesting feature of the night saw the winning goal scored by rookie Brenden Dillion, who hails from nearby Surrey and grew up cheering for the Canucks.
Henrik and Daniel Sedin: 19th in NHL family scoring race
The two points by Henrik and two by Daniel, who had a goal and an assist on the night, give them a total of 1,487 points combined. In the unofficial list of family scoring in the NHL that sees them remain in 19th spot all-time.
Here's the unofficial list of top point scoring families in NHL history:
1) 3,215 Bobby, Dennis and Brett Hull
2) 3,046 Brandon, Brent, Brett, Brian, Darryl, Duane, Rich and Ron Sutter
3) 2,861 Brent and Wayne Gretzky
4) 2,630 Gordie, Mark, Marty and Vic Howe
5) 2,559 Anton, Marian, Paul, Peter and Yan Stastny
6) 2,011 Henry and Maurice Richard
7) 1,911 Gilbert and Marcel Dionne
8) 1,893 Joby, Mark and Mitch Messier
9) 1,876 Frank and Peter Mahovlich
10) 1,822 Pierre and Sylvain Turgeon
11) 1,811 Ron Francis and Mike Liut
12) 1,795 Alain and Mario Lemieux
13) 1,727 Dale, Dave and Mark Hunter
14) 1,685 Brian and Joe Mullen
15) 1,615 Phil and Tony Esposito
16) 1,585 Chris and Ray Bourque
17) 1,543 Russ and Geoff Courtnall
18) 1,539 Aaron, Neal and Paul Broten
19) 1,487 Daniel and Henrik Sedin
20) 1,460 Ed Kea, Jeff Beukeboom and Joe Nieuwendyk
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