Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 10/16/14

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 30: Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks waits for the faceoff during a break in game action against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center on October 30, 2009 in Anaheim, California. The Ducks defeated the Canucks 7-2. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Top Performers in Up & Down Week The Vancouver Canucks ended their season-high winning streak this past week and also saw another close shootout battle slip past them. But there were some positives wedged in between the disappointing moments. Getting Ryan Kesler back was a big bonus for the Canucks, as he hasn’t seen ice time since last year, even with the elongated off-season. Many doubted whether he could have an immediate impact, and he surely didn’t waste time proving his doubters wrong. Here were the three biggest impact players for the week of Feb. 11th to 18th Third Star – Daniel Sedin Daniel Sedin, or ‘Dank’, is slowly getting back into his groove. The Sedin Brother are back in business and ready to roll. After a very slow start for the Swede, he picked things up this past week with a goal and two assists. Everyone knows how dangerous the Sedin brothers are when they’re clicking on all cylinders, and that’s why they get so much attention from defenders on the ice. It’s not really surprising for them to see extra heat put on them early in a season, since other Canucks players haven’t proven to be threatening. But as other guys step up, opponents are forced to respect the entire lineup and can’t just play shadow the twins all night. That’s what is happening now, and the talented twins are beginning to cash in again. Look for Daniel to rack up the points from this point on this season. Second Star – Ryan Kesler It was great for any Canucks fan to see No. 17 skate out onto the ice again at Rogers Arena. Friday’s 4-3 loss to Dallas marked Ryan Kesler‘s first game back since last season’s playoffs. Although the night was spoiled by a feisty Stars squad, who marched into Vancouver and left with the W, it was still great to see Kes making an impact immediately. He was very active both shooting and passing that night and registered a nice assist. Then in just his second game back, notched a beautiful goal against the Blues. Kesler seems to be fully healthy and ready to help Vancouver make a run for the cup. Let’s hope his hot start continues on into the season. First Star – Henrik Sedin This guy is good, and has been good for a long, long time. He now has the record to prove it. Henrik Sedin became the Vancouver Canucks’ all-time leading scorer on Friday night in their loss to Dallas. ‘Hank’ registered two assists to move him past Canucks legend Markus Naslund for the franchise record in points scored. And he wasn’t finished there, adding a goal and assist versus the St. Louis Blues to push his weekly total up to three assists and a goal. Henrik, like his brother, seems to be heating up just in time for the Canucks to get serious about the playoff push. We all know how short this season is, meaning playoff races begin soon, but we also all know how dangerous the twins can be when they’re hot. It was a disappointing week in the standings for the Canucks, but a few upbeat noteworthy moments are sure to give the boys some momentum moving into their next road trip. Here was the goal of the week for Vancouver courtesy of Ryan Kesler Go ‘Nucks! CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE CANUCKS CLUBHOUSE TODAY AT NWSPORTSBEAT!
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