Henrik and Daniel Sedin have always been associated with numbers.
First of all, there’s two of them.
After being chosen second and third overall, they wore No. 22 and 33, respectively in the NHL.
If you believe in numerology – the belief in the divine or mystical relationship between a number and one or more coinciding events – then what’s been happening this week has been next level.
In their first game after announcing their retirement plans, the shots on goal were 33-22 after regulation time.
— The Mayor (@canucks_mayor) April 4, 2018
On Thursday, Daniel (No. 22) scored his 22nd goal of the season 33 seconds into the second period. The goal was assisted by Henrik (No. 33), as well as Alex Edler (No. 23).
Daniel’s game-winning goal was scored at 2:33 of overtime – also assisted by Henrik and Edler. The goal was Daniel’s 23rd of the season. The assist was the 23rd overtime assist of Henrik Sedin’s career, setting a new NHL record.
Most regular-season overtime assists, NHL history:
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 6, 2018
Because the first three periods are only 20 minutes long and overtime lasts just five minutes, it’s impossible to have a goal scored at 22:33. But if you count OT as part of the third period (stay with me here), Daniel’s game-winner was indeed scored at 22:33.
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D.Sedin (#22) scores 2nd period at 0:33, assisted by H.Sedin (#33).
D.Sedin (#22) scores in OT at 2:33, assisted by H.Sedin (#33)
And if that's not enough to blow your mind, the continuous time of the 3rd period to the OT goal is 20 + 2:33 = 22:33 #Sedins
— Krishan (@KrishanSiew) April 6, 2018
Henrik was asked about the numerology after the game, though he didn’t sound like a believer.
But come on.
The other two players on the ice for the Canucks when Daniel scored were Bo Horvat and Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom’s number (25) starts with a two, while Horvat’s (53) ends in a three.
Horvat, who many believe is the heir apparent to Henrik as captain of the team, was celebrating his 23rd birthday. The OT goal also secured the 23rd win of the season for Markstrom.
Power plays were 3-2 in favour of Vancouver, and the Canucks were 33.33% successful. Meanwhile, the Canucks edged the Coyotes in the faceoff department, winning 33 and losing 22.
Vancouver’s got one game left on their schedule, as they go for win #32 of the season.