VIDEO: Daniel Sedin takes penalty, Henrik Sedin sent to box
It's almost surprising this doesn't happen more often. Daniel Sedin took a penalty Monday night but Henrik Sedin was the one sent to the box.
It's very easy to mistake Vancouver Canucks stars Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin, they are identical twins playing for the same team, after all. But when they are on the ice with their different numbers and first name letters on their back, it shouldn't be that hard.
On Monday night it was. Daniel was called for interfering with Kings defenseman Drew Doughty as they came down the boards. You can see that the infraction was clearly against Daniel as the referee's arm shot up right away. The ref shifted his focus back to the puck and when time came to dish out the penalty it was Henrik on the way to the box with a laugh.
This is the type of scene that you envision growing up; "if only I had a twin, we could fake people out all the time!" In this case Henrik probably didn't care that it was him and not Daniel as they both play about the same role on the penalty kill, which isn't much. At least by going to the box, Henrik was guaranteed to get on the ice two minutes later.
Just remember refs, look at the numbers, not the faces.
S/t Kukla's Korner
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