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Henrik and Daniel Sedin need to put the biscuit in the basket.
Heading into Monday night's contest, the Canucks are in a four-way tie for 20th in the NHL in offensive production—with their division rivals Colorado, the Edmonton Oilers and the Minnesota Wild.
So far, Vancouver's production has been just 2.38 goals per game. That's a far cry from the 3.15 goals a game that led the league in 2010-11 or even the 2.94 goals per game that was good for fifth place last season.
As Darryl Dobbs of The Hockey News points out, the early season scoring race is being dominated by players who saw game action during the lockout. The Canucks had only a few players in Europe but their most productive forward so far, Zack Kassian, played with the AHL Chicago Wolves.
It may take a little time for offensive players who were idle, like Daniel and Henrik Sedin, to get all their timing back and start producing at their usual levels.
Last week, the Canucks saw their defensive play take a big step forward. Is this the week they start to score?