Watch Daniel and Henrik Sedin combine for overtime goal in final farewell

Take that, Don Cherry!

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      The Vancouver Canucks have still not won a Stanley Cup after nearly 50 years in the National Hockey League.

      But for the team's long-suffering fans, last night provided the closest thing to that thrill when Daniel Sedin scored the overtime goal on a pass from brother Henrik in their final game at Rogers Arena.

      Daniel's targeted slap shot at 2:33 sealed the deal against the Arizona Coyotes and was his second goal of the night assisted by Henrik.

      If you missed Daniel's overtime goal or you just want to see it again, check out the video below.

      "Daniel to Henrik to Daniel...lets it go, he scooooores!"....we won't be hearing those words anymore in Vancouver.

      The twins are fine people, which has been demonstrated time and time again, perhaps most notably when they gave $1.5 million to B.C. Children's Hospital in 2010.

      In much of their stellar career they never really received the love they should have from Canucks fans, who often took more of a shine to lesser players. This was demonstrated in the sales of Canucks jerseys.

      The Sedins' character shone as they remained immune to cheap shots from the minority of barbarians in the Canadian sports media. They just kept working and working and working.

      Part of the reason they weren't fully appreciated is because they came from Sweden, which has a less violent culture than Canada has. Sweden is perhaps the most advanced country in the world when it comes to tackling climate change, living sustainably, and rehabilitating wrongdoers.

      Sweden wasn't forged on the theft of Indigenous land. It's inconceivable that a Swedish politician would engage in a boxing match to impress right-wing male political columnists, and then use this as a springboard to become prime minister.

      Maybe in Russia, but not in Sweden.

      Justin Trudeau's boxing match with a Conservative senator was widely applauded by right wingers in the Canadian media.

      It's also inconceivable that the Swedish public broadcaster would give massive airtime to a xenophobe like Don Cherry, whose fellow Canadian citizens voted him among the Top 10 greatest people in the country's history.

      Cherry's claims in the past that Swedes won't go into the corners or drop their gloves polluted many Canadians hockey fans' minds and diminished all Scandinavian players' accomplishments.

      The Sedins had to wear this throughout their careers even though they were among the most outstanding NHL players in history in the corners.

      Last night, they were finally and truly recognized in the way that they deserved. It was a long time coming.

      We can only hope that this will erase the unfair Cherry stain that Swedish hockey stars have had to endure for so many years in this country.

      This video shows the twins on their first visit to Vancouver in July 1999.