Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 4/4/12
CON-Tro-Vers-Y The Anaheim Ducks took advantage of a drowsy home team for the opening half of the hockey game Monday but let a two-goal lead slip, losing 5-4 in a shootout to Cory Schneider and the Vancouver Canucks. The Hat Trick Henrik’s Helpers Henrik Sedin notched a pair of assists on Monday including a highlight reel dangle and subsequent set up to Alex Burrows for Vancouver’s opening goal of the game. Henrik was on the ice for every home goal before the two teams decided who earned the extra point in the skills competition. The captain has been carrying the Canucks since Daniel went down in late March and can be counted on to be the center of attention come playoff time, even if he isn’t the one filling the net or dominating headlines. Lu Left Out To Dry Roberto Luongo received a lousy performance from his defenceman and a rough reception from the Rogers Arena masses on Monday, earning the hook from Head Coach Alain Vigneault less than half way through the game. Luongo le...
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