Do you remember this goal? Have you seen it before? It’s amazing. Textbook Wizardous Sedinerie. It might be the best goal of this NHL season, it happened only one week ago, and yet nobody’s talking about it.
Let me take you through what you’re seeing: That’s Henrik Sedin there, outskating two Shark players to turn an innocuous one-on-one into a sudden two-on-one. That’s Daniel Sedin, taking the puck parallel to the blue line, perfectly timing his meandering entry into the zone with Henrik’s sudden burst of speed, then making a tape-to-tape saucer pass to spring his brother in alone. And finally, that’s Henrik Sedin again, drawing Antti Niemi well past his goalmouth, then wizardously dragging the puck to the backhand and sliding it into an empty net.
Henrik’s move is an an incredible piece of stickhandling and poise that, up until now, was native only to the shootout. Peter Forsberg is famous for it. Henrik Zetterberg did it once, too. But, they did it in the shootout, with time, forethought, and healthy dose of space. Henrik Sedin pulled it off in-game, at top speed, surrounded by defenders.
And nobody’s talking about it.Tags: Canucks, Daniel, goals, Henrik, Sharks, Wizardous Sedinerie