Perhaps Alex Burrows would hop the boards on a line change Tuesday, send a lead pass to Henrik Sedin and one cross ice feed to Daniel Sedin would get the Vancouver Canucks captain to 999 and one effort away from 1,000 career National Hockey League points. The trio of long serving Canucks would rejoice.

And maybe the Vancouver Canucks power play would follow by actually converting with Henrik Sedin setting up his brother. The Rogers Arena faithful would rise as one to celebrate the centre’s two point night and one memorable achievement.

When a Luca Sbisa wrist shot whistled wide of the net in the third period, Henrik was heading to his office behind the net. He backhanded the rebound off the boards past Pekka Rinne at 12:28 to provide a 1 0 victory over the Nashville Predators, to get to 999 points and end the club’s four game losing streak.

Despite two glorious second period chances Henrik first flipping a cross ice pass to Daniel who shot wide and Loui Eriksson failing to take a backhand feed from the captain and slip a backhander home there was still the hope that some Sedinery might make the difference.

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Even though Daniel had one goal in his previous 13 games and Henrik hadn’t scored in eight, they were one shift away from salvaging a game in which the heavy hitting of Nikita Tryamkin, a disallowed goal and the Canucks debut of winger Reid Boucher were looking like bigger stories.

Tryamkin’s rapid rise and series of crunching checks Tuesday moved the excitement needle. A lengthy first period review of what looked like the first NHL goal of Abbotsford native Derek Grant off a mosh pit scramble in Ryan Miller’s crease moved officials to come up cheap vikings jerseys with some sort of rational.

On the play, Miller was stripped of the puck behind the net and then scrambled to guard the stick side Wholesale Hockey Jerseys | Cheap Jerseys Authentic Quality Supply post and wound up on his stomach. He used his blocker to try and keep the puck from crossing the goal line, but it did. And even though the referee signalled a goal, upon further review it was ruled that there was an intent to blow the whistle before the puck crossed the line.

WHAT THIS MEANS

There’s another twist in the Anton Rodin saga that goes beyond the winger’s knee tendon injury last January, surgery and extensive rehab.

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Dr. Rick Celebrini, the Canucks director of rehabilitation, told the club’s website Tuesday that the procedure to repair the quadriceps tendon changed the mechanics of Rodin’s knee and caused inflammation of the joint. And because Rodin’s kneecap has two bones instead of one and they haven’t fused Cheap New Orleans Saints Jerseys In Wholesale Price which the team knew of in the summer it created stress in the joint and inflammation of bones.

Celebrini believes that because Rodin made significant recovery strides before falling on the kneecap Jan. 6 which caused additional swelling that maximizing the rehab process now is preferable and surgery is the last option.

“When we signed him, the outline of his therapy was that he was going to be ready to start the season, and our doctors looked at him in July,” said Canucks general manager Jim Benning. “But as he went through camp, the leg got weaker. He was going to go in the lineup (Tuesday) but he wasn’t ready. We want to get a look at him because he’s young (26) and we need skill.”

WHAT WE LEARNED

Ben Hutton is hoping time heals all wounds, especially the hairline fracture he suffered on his left hand Jan. 6 after blocking a Dougie Hamilton shot in a 4 2 victory over the Calgary Flames.

Hutton took the warm up the next night at the Saddledome, but was scratched because the pain in his finger was so severe he couldn’t grip his stick properly. Hairline fractures can heal on their own over time and off season surgery is still a possibility if that doesn’t occur.

“The plan is if we give cheap seahawks jerseys him enough time, he should be able to come back,” said Benning. How much time? Similar fractures take four to six weeks to heal.

IN A WORD

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