The Vancouver Canucks are going to look a bit different next year, but will remain doubly familiar with Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin still patrolling the top line. The duo has been dynamic on the ice for more than a decade in the NHL and now they're taking their talents off the ice as part of the Canucks new web series Sedin vs. Sedin.
In the first installment, debuting Monday, the Sedin twins met on the soccer pitch for a spirited penalty kick shootout. Standing between them and the back of the net was unfortunately not former Canucks teammate Roberto Luongo, but David Ousted, goalkeeper for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer.
The Danish keeper is no slouch, either. He has appeared in 22 games this season for the Whitecaps and has a 7-4-11 record so far.
As it turns out however, the Sedin brothers' offensive prowess is not attached solely to the ice.
The game was pretty simple: five shots for each Sedin, sudden death if tied after. The two decided who would go first with a game of "Rock, Paper, Scissors" and unfortunately not the more fun game of "How many Hart Trophies have you won?" Luckily for Daniel, he went with rock to Henrik's scissors and he elected to let the former Hart Trophy winner go first.
The end result was a comeback win for Henrik in extra kicks. He scored on four of six shots, while Daniel potted three of his chances. The Sedins, all clad in Whitecaps gear, certainly looked the part and showed pretty good form, too.
Canucks fans will be looking for that kind of prolific offense when the twins head to their native playing surface come October.