The Stat Line Of The Night — 5/22/11 — Henrik Sedin
After taking a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference Finals series against the San Jose Sharks, the Vancouver Canucks did not want to return home after yesterday’s game with the series tied up at 2-2. That meant they would have to put together a spirited performance in Game 4 and they did just that, led by their captain, Henrik Sedin.
Henrik didn’t score a goal, but he did recorded an assist on each of the Canucks’ four goals during their 4-2 victory over the Sharks. His first three assists all came during 5-on-3 powerplays in the second period, while his fourth came off a beautiful 2-on-1 play with linemate Alex Burrows, which gave the Canucks a 4-0 lead. They would allow the Sharks to score two goals, but would eventually hold on for the win and a 3-1 series lead.
Sedin’s four-point performance not only put his team one win away from reaching the Stanley Cup Finals, but it also moved him into the league lead for most points in the playoffs, with 19. He has done most of his damage against the Sharks, as he now has 10 points in four games this series. And with four of them coming yesterday afternoon, he was an easy choice for our “Stat Line of the Night” for Sunday, May 22, 2011.