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article imageHenrik Sedin gets 200th NHL goal as Canucks clip Red Wings

By Marcus Hondro     Jan 4, 2015 in Sports
It wasn't a classic but Henrik Sedin's empty-net goal, the milestone 200th goal of his NHL career, did help nail down his team's 4-1 win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings Saturday. Sedin soon after scored number 201, again into an empty net.
Henrik Sedin's 200th NHL goal
The Red Wings had the stronger third period, thanks in part to two early power plays in the period, but were down 2-0 late when Tomas Tatar ruined Ryan Miller's shutout bid at 16:30 of the period, setting the stage for Sedin's milestone. Other goals for Vancouver were from Alex Edler and Radim Vrbata.
On his 200th NHL goal, his brother Daniel skated the puck over the Canucks blue-line and past to Henrik on the boards; he was about to be met by a Detroit defender so he took the shot he had at the empty net from his side of the red line, and hit it.
There was still close to two minutes left so Detroit pulled goalie Jimmy Howard again and Henrik was again set up by Daniel, who flipped Henrik the puck again at the Canucks blue line. This time Henrik had time to skate alone right up to the Wings empty net and slide it in.
It took Sedin, who also had an assist on the night, 14 games to reach the milestone and while it's not a giant number of goals for a 34-year-old who is in his 14th year in the league, he is, after all, more a set-up man. The scorer of the twins is brother Daniel, who had three assists on the night.
Sedin brothers NHL scoring
Daniel has 315 NHL goals to go along with 525 career assists for 840 points. Henrik makes up for lagging behind in scoring by adding 675 assists to his newly-minted 201 goals for a total of 876 points, Henrik has played 1,047 games to Daniel's 1016.
To stay with the Sedin's points production, combined they have 1,716 points, which in the all-time NHL family-scoring derby has them in 14th spot. The family scoring numbers are not official but rather compiled by this writer. Here are the top twenty scoring families in NHL history:
1) 3,215 Bobby, Dennis and Brett Hull
2) 3,111 Brandon, Brent, Brett, Brian, Darryl, Duane, Rich and Ron Sutter
3) 2,861 Brent and Wayne Gretzky
4) 2,662 Anton, Marian, Paul, Peter and Yan Stastny
5) 2,630 Gordie, Mark, Marty and Vic Howe
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) 1,716 Daniel and Henrik Sedin
15) 1,685 Brian and Joe Mullen
16) 1,615 Phil and Tony Esposito
17) 1,587 Chris and Ray Bourque
18) 1,543 Russ and Geoff Courtnall
19) 1,539 Aaron, Neal and Paul Broten
20) 1,460 Ed Kea, Jeff Beukeboom and Joe Nieuwendyk
Henrik and Daniel are number one and two all-time in Vancouver Canucks scoring.
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