No matter what finally happens by the end of these Stanley Cup playoffs, people will be talking about his performance in the Vancouver Canucks' wild 6-4 victory Wednesday night over the Los Angeles Kings.
Sedin conquered the Kings both offensively and defensively as he scored the winning goal, added an assist and killed penalties. Providing more fodder for the unique story of this season, he and his twin brother Daniel volunteered for the penalty-killing suicide mission.
"We talked about it," Henrik told reporters afterwards. "We wanted to do it. It was tough to see a lot of pucks going in."
They kept going in early Wednesday night as the Kings notched a pair of power play goals, giving them six in as many consecutive man-advantage opportunities.
The NHL's top regular season scorer and his twin came through after coach Alain Vigneault decided that desperate times called for desperate measures and exposed his two best players to the Kings' shooting gallery.
"They scored six in a row," said Vigneault. "You've got to try something."
Henrik and Daniel finally helped the Canucks kill a penalty after winger Jannik Hansen was able to serve his full two-minute term after a careless high-sticking penalty in the second period.
"I think guys were doing cartwheels on the bench," said Vigneault.
Now, the Canucks have regained their highly coveted home-ice advantage, turning the remainder of the series into a best-of-three affair after Henrik Sedin's goal allowed them to continue their season-long knack of overcoming deficits after 40 minutes.
"I can give Vancouver credit," said Kings coach Terry Murray. "Their best player stepped up at a critical time, made a big play. When you have a lead going into the third period, you got to be able to nail that thing down. That's your objective obviously. Keep playing hard, keep playing heavy and be physical on their players and shut that down, win the game."
With Henrik's help, Daniel Sedin enjoyed a three-point night as he assisted on three goals. They helped Vigneault look good after he predicted they would shine in the home of Hollywood stars.