A power-play goal early in the second period was initially under review but was eventually allowed and gave Vancouver a 3–0 lead. The goal, his sixth of the season, was all the the more impressive considering he’d taken a high stick from Brendan Gallagher in the first period that left him bloodied on the Bell Centre ice.
While it was certainly an unintentional high stick, Gallagher still had to serve four minutes in the sin bin.
And Sedin? He was helped to the Canucks bench but didn’t miss a shift, returning to the ice soon afterwards.
The Canucks would ultimately blow their three-goal lead, as the Canadiens rallied to force overtime and won on a David Desharnais goal at the 3:25 mark.