Sedins, Carter rule the roost

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 8:50 AM ET

The SAS line was flying at GM Place because the West Coast Express was out of service.

A sore back kept Todd Bertuzzi from joining Markus Naslund and Brendan Morrison on the Vancouver Canucks' top line for the last two preseason games. But it was the Sedin twins and newcomer Anson Carter who starred in Friday's 4-2 win over the Calgary Flames and Saturday's 6-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

"They've played with each a little bit longer than I have," Carter joked. "Getting a victory certainly helps, that's the best way to build team chemistry and chemistry on your line."

Left-winger Daniel Sedin had three goals and two assists over the two games. Centre Henrik Sedin and right-winger Carter each had a goal and two assists.

The Sedins, who turned 25 a week ago, signed one-year extensions and are entering their fifth season as Canucks. Carter signed a one-year deal in August to join his sixth NHL team.

Meanwhile, Canucks cut their roster to 24 for Wednesday's home opener against the Phoenix Coyotes. Defensemen Tomas Mojzis and Kevin Bieksa were returned to the Manitoba Moose. Goalie Brent Johnson, defender Sven Butenschon and forward Josh Green were put on waivers for assignment to Manitoba. First round draft pick Luc Bourdon was returned to Val D'Or, his junior club, and blueliner Jason Doig was released.


Videos

Photos