Henrik carrying Canucks

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 10:47 AM ET

VANCOUVER -- December has been a month Henrik Sedin doesn't want to see come to an end.

The way things have been going for the Vancouver Canucks centre, the team might want to look into extending the calendar year.

Henrik, one half of the Canucks dynamic duo, had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers last night and now has 21 points in a dozen games this month.

The Canucks face off against the Calgary Flames tonight at the Saddledome.

"I think he's been rewarded a little bit more lately as far as points goes, but he's always been a consistent player," said Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault. "He works extremely hard at both ends of the rink, and in my mind, he proved that he could be a good player without his brother."

The saying here in Vancouver is the Sedin twins are good on their own, but together they're even better.

Since his brother Daniel returned to the lineup from a broken foot, Henrik has been hotter than a fireplace poker at Christmas.

He has 25 points since his brother's return Nov. 22 and leads the Canucks with 49 points in 38 games.

"You miss him, because we played so much together, but at the same time, we knew before that we could play apart," Henrik said. "I know that if I would have struggled -- which can also happen if he was there -- it would have been a different story in the paper and those things.

"It was big for me that I was able to keep producing and continue to score goals."

DEREK.VANDIEST@SUNMEDIA.CA


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