Vancouver Canuck left winger Daniel Sedin was a plus-30 during the NHL's regular season, which landed him in a tie for fifth best in the league, only three behind leader Zdeno Chara of Boston. That was then. Now Daniel finds himself a ghastly minus-7 in the playoffs, tied for second worst in the league. He has plenty of company, too, as brother Henrik and defenceman Christian Ehrhoff are also minus-7. So is Daniel upset? "Absolutely," he replied Sunday before the Canucks flew to Nashville for Game 6 Monday at Bridgestone Arena. "I think plus-minus has always been something we've been focusing on. Saturday was one of those games. We had one against Chicago, too, and that hurt us. It's unfortunate but, in the playoffs, you just have to bounce back and try to play better next game." Daniel was a minus-4 Saturday and a minus-3 in Game 4 of the Chicago series. Henrik was the reverse. Add 'em up and you get your minus-7, some deserved and some not deserved. Whatever the case, the twins have been on the ice for an extraordinary number of goals against while not producing many themselves. "Over a long period of time, I think you deserve your bounces and your luck," added Daniel. "If you work hard enough, you'll get your bounces and that's all you can focus on." Canuck head coach Alain Vigneault held the twins blameless for their big minus night Saturday.
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Vancouver Sun | May 9