Henrik Sedin got the points he really wanted.
Those would be the two the Canucks picked up Tuesday night for their 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild at Rogers Arena.
The franchise scoring record can wait for the Canuck captain, who failed to earn a point and remains one behind Markus Naslund's mark of 756.
"That's fine," Henrik said after the game. "We got the two points we were hoping for. Goals and points will come. Like I said, it (the record) is going to take care of itself."
The win was Vancouver's 11th straight over the Wild at home and goalie Roberto Luongo stopped 25 of 26 shots to run his record to 4-0-2 this season. Luongo's home shutout streak over the Wild was snapped at 228 minutes and 26 seconds when Devin Setoguchi scored at 13:03 of the second.
Luongo had to make a huge save off Setoguchi in the final minute to preserve the win.
"We had to play pretty good in the last few minutes there," Luongo said. "They had a push and we were able to clear some pucks from the front of the net and clear some bodies and not give any second or third opportunities."
Setoguchi had come on as the extra skater when the Wild pulled their goalie in the final minute.
"He (Setoguchi) walked in from the bench so it was tough to cover him, but I was able to challenge him and he didn't get it up so I was able to get a pad on it there," Luongo said.
Kevin Bieksa and Jannik Hansen scored for the Canucks, who have now won six straight games and improved to 8-2-2 as they reached the quarter-pole of this shortened season.
They are 6-0-1 versus Northwest Division opponents, but won't have any of those teams to kick around for a while. Vancouver's next eight games are against non-division opponents.
"We are playing good hockey right now" Bieksa said. "We have the right mentality. We are staying in games and not having those lulls that we had earlier in the season. We had a lot better start tonight and our third period was pretty solid and we are obviously getting some great goaltending."
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Canucks continue to dominate Wild with 2-1 win
Vancouver Sun | Feb 13