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Vancouver Canucks' Daniel Sedin, right, of Sweden, tips the puck past Calgary Flames' goalie Karri Ramo, of Finland, for a goal as Flames' Mark Cundari (42) defends during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver,British Columbia, on Sunday April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

Vancouver Canucks' Daniel Sedin, right, of Sweden, tips the puck past Calgary Flames' goalie Karri Ramo, of Finland, for a goal as Flames' Mark Cundari (42) defends during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver,British Columbia, on Sunday April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

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