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The More Daniel The Better For The Canucks

We all you knew it was going to happen soon, just not sure exactly when. On Thursday night Daniel Sedin became the Canucks franchise leader in career goals (347) surpassing Markus Naslund (346 goals in 884 games).

Sedin, the No. 2 pick in the 1999 NHL Draft, scored his 348th goal in 1,109 games. He last scored four games ago, against the Florida Panthers on Jan. 11.

The Canucks are currently 3-1-1 on their 6 game road trip which concludes in Pittsburgh Saturday against the Penguins.

Despite being outshot 11-4 in the first period, the Canucks scored first on Sven Baertschi’s 8th goal of the year beating Tuukka Rask all alone at the 3:27 mark.

Rask made 23 saves on the game, while Jacob Markstrom made 28 in the win.

With less than a minute remaining in the second period, David Pastrnak dished the puck to Jimmy Hayes cycling in the left circle and his wrist shot from the top of the circle went off Tanev’s lower body past Markstrom with 51.7 seconds left.

Headed to the third period tied up at 1-1, the floodgates opened up.

1:49 into the third period Alexandre Burrows beat Rask from the right dot for his 7th goal of the year.

The Bruins tied it 2-2 after Patrice Bergeron stole the puck at the Vancouver blue line and fed Marchand for a wrist shot from the top of the left circle that beat Markstrom to the glove side at 4:15. It was Marchand’s 18th goal of the year.

Shortly after, Daniel Sedin came to the Canucks’ rescue.

He would make it 3-2 at the 7:03 mark for his 20th goal of the year after collecting a Chris Tanev rebound

With Rask pulled for the extra attacker, Daniel was able to slide in the puck in the empty net for the goal, and the 4-2 victory.

Daniel has been having a resurgent season so far, and his 21 goals is just 9 behind the NHL lead held by Patrick Kane.

Up next: The Canucks end their road trip Saturday against the Pittsburg Penguins with puck drop at 9:30am.

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