Sweden’s Sedin scores in Canucks trophy win

Swedish hockey star Daniel Sedin scored and set up the winner as the Vancouver Canucks claimed their first Presidents' Trophy on Thursday, beating Los Angeles.

German defenceman Christian Ehrhoff scored late in the second period as the Vancouver Canucks won the prestigious trophy for the NHL’s best overall record with a 3-1 win over Los Angeles.

Sedin tied it 1-1 with five minutes left in the second period. The Swedish forward then added his NHL-leading 100th point of the season by setting up American Ryan Kesler’s goal on a two-man advantage with just over four minutes remaining in the final period.

Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo made 18 stops to help the Canucks win their fifth-straight game and 12th in the last 13.

Vancouver celebrated its 40th season in the NHL by adding to a franchise record with 113 points (52-17-9), 11 more than the second-place Philadelphia atop the NHL standings.

Canadian Kyle Clifford scored the lone goal for the Kings but took a foolish five-minute penalty for an illegal hit late in the game which prevented Los Angeles from making any attempt at coming back to tie the score.

Daniel Sedin has played in the NHL for over a decade, signing for Vancouver ahead of the 2000-2001 season. He was joined in Vancouver by his twin brother Henrik. The brothers’ success was rewarded with a new five-year contract in 2009.

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It’s official: Sweden’s Lundqvist is the NHL’s best goalie

Sweden's Henrik Lundqvist made 12 straight saves to win the goaltender competition at the NHL all-star game's skill night.

It's official: Sweden's Lundqvist is the NHL's best goalie
Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers celebrates winning the Ticketmaster NHL Save Streak during the 2019 SAP NHL All-Star Skills contest on Friday in San Jose, California. Photo: Thearon W. Hender
The New York Rangers goalie knocked off Russian Olympian Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who held the lead through several rounds after stopping the first eight shots he faced. 
The skill contests held on Friday night in San Jose, California also saw Edmonton Oilers speedster Connor McDavid win his third straight fastest skater title in a competition that included a female participant for the first time.
Canada's McDavid charged around the rink in just 13.37 seconds to eclipse Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel, who finished in 13.58 seconds at the SAP Center arena.
Kendall Coyne, who plays on the American women's national team, was invited to take part and finished seventh out of eight skaters, beating out Arizona Coyotes forward Clayton Keller. Coyne cruised to a time of 14.34 seconds while Keller, who has 11 goals and 35 points with the Coyotes this season, finished in 14.52. 
“I thought she was unbelievable,” McDavid said. “She was absolutely flying out there.” 
Last year, Coyne's teammate Hilary Knight did the accuracy shooting drill, but her impressive time wasn't included in the official results.
Johnny Gaudreau defended his title in the puck control contest with a time of 27.045, and John Carlson, who captured a Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals last season, won the hardest shot contest with a blast of 102.8 mph.
The NHL all-star game will take place on Sunday.