On Monday, Swedish twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin announced their impending retirement from the league in a letter on NHL.com.
“We started the year with the mindset that a decision would be made in the postseason,” the Sedins wrote. “But it became clear, after discussions with our families throughout the year, that this will be our last season.”
Tuesday, in their first game since making the announcement, the Sedins received an ovation from their home fans at Rogers Arena before puck drop.
The Canucks’ would lose 5-4 in a shootout to the Vegas Golden Knights. Brother Daniel would score the only twin point of the game, a third period secondary assist on a Bo Horvat goal.
Both twins would miss on their shootout attempts.
After the game ended, the Sedins waved to the crowd as fans rose to their feet. The Vegas Golden Knights, in an emotional tribute, stayed on the ice and shook the players’ hands.
That included former Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt.
After another wave and salute to the crowd, Henrik and Daniel Sedin would be the last players off the ice ice.
The game marked the twins’ second-last game in Vancouver. The Canucks play the Arizona Coyotes at home, Wednesday night.
Nothing but class.
One wave before Thursday's last home game for the Sedins. pic.twitter.com/DS1xycbhF0
— NHL (@NHL) April 4, 2018
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