Solo Sedin a success, but twins haven't missed a beat

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 10:09 AM ET

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

The Vancouver Canucks centre hasrecording at least a point in all but one game during the month.

"I think he's been rewarded 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. He kept playing well for us during those 18 games he was out, and as soon as Daniel came back, along with (Alex) Burrows, they've been a very strong line for us."

They saying here in Vancouver is that the 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.

"Having Danny come back has helped a lot I think," Henrik said.

"The three of us together with Burrows, we like playing with each other. We're having a lot of fun out there, which helps too."

The brothers had never gone six weeks without playing with each other dating back to their days in Sweden.

For Henrik, it was like missing his left hand.

"You miss him ... 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."

With his brother out, Henrik had 12 goals and 10 assists.

"He's such as smart player, he sees the ice very well and likes to compete at a high level," said Burrows.

"He's always looking to find a shooter and when he does, it's usually a perfect pass, which is what makes him so good.


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