They stood in the dressing room longer than any of the few other players made available following the gut-wrenching 4-0 loss to Boston on Wednesday in the seventh game of the Stanley Cup final. Henrik and Daniel Sedin were easy targets following a second shutout by Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas. The Canucks, the top scoring team in the NHL's regular season., their engine driven largely by the Sedin twins, managed to get just eight pucks past Thomas in the seven games. The Bruins, the only team better at five-on-five scoring than Vancouver in the regular season, showed why in this series. They also have the likely Vezina Trophy winner in Thomas – who easily won the Conn Smythe as the playoff MVP. The resulting numbers weren't kind to the Canucks and even less so to the Sedins. Both were minus-4 in Game 7. Daniel, who won the league's scoring title, finished with 1-3-4 in the series, but no goals in the last five game. Henrik had just one goal and point in the series. "We came out extremely hard in the first and we had a lot of chances to score goals but again we couldn't beat Thomas," said Henrik. "As a team you get a lot of momentum when you see the other team can't score. We kept battling but they got the chances." Just like in Game 6 in Boston, the Sedins had some good chances early in Game 7 but couldn't solve Thomas. The Bruins' goaltender stopped Henrik, who moved across the front of the crease, at 4:05, and then made another big stop on on Daniel on a backhander that gave him trouble but still managed to smother in his pads. No one can question the Sedins' effort level in the final, but when you are elite scorers, it's all about results. The Canucks captain said he and his brother accept that criticism.
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Vancouver Province | Jun 16