Canucks defend Sedin twins

Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin and his twin brother Daniel skate to the bench during a second...

Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin and his twin brother Daniel skate to the bench during a second period line change against the Nashville Predators during Game 4. (REUTERS/M. J. Masotti Jr)

 Randy Sportak, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:13 AM ET

NASHVILLE - Alex Burrows reacted like a mother bear at the thought of her cubs being threatened.

Burrows was asked about how well Vancouver Canucks teammates Daniel and Henrik Sedin handled all the criticism while they struggled during these playoffs.

“Any criticism and anything negative said about them is completely garbage. They’re great players on and off the ice, great leaders,” Burrows responded. “I don’t see where that would be coming from. Obviously, Hank won the scoring title last year, Danny would have been right up there if he wasn’t injured, they were plus-30 players the last couple of years, Danny led the league in scoring and Hank was third this year.”

Problem being, the twins have struggled mightily since the Canucks opened the post-season with three wins over Chicago.

Henrik broke out his funk Thursday night with a three-point game. Daniel, who has been playing better when you compare the two, registered an assist.
“It wasn’t like we played any different tonight than we’d done in the past, but pucks were going in for us. Finally we got a two-goal win,” Henrik said.

Added Daniel: “We realize we need to score points, but at the same time, we realize if we keep doing things over and over, you’ll be successful. You can’t get down on yourself.”


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