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Sedin, again: Daniel follows brother's lead to win Art Ross Trophy

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Sedin, again: Daniel follows brother's lead to win Art Ross Trophy

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The name Sedin will be inscribed on the Art Ross Trophy for the second straight year.

Daniel Sedin followed brother Henrik's lead by officially wrapping up the NHL scoring title on Sunday, making them the first siblings ever to achieve the feat.

"It feels good," Daniel told reporters after Vancouver's final game on Saturday. "Seeing what Hank did last year, it was fun to do the same this year."

There was very little drama on the final day of the regular season for the Canucks forward. His total of 104 points was five ahead of Tampa's Martin St. Louis and six up on Anaheim's Corey Perry—neither of whom played on Sunday.

Sedin wrapped up his season with two assists against Calgary on Saturday to give him 19 more points than his best previous season in the NHL. He's the 10th different man to win the scoring title over the past 10 seasons.

The Swede won't be the only member of the Canucks to attend the NHL awards show in Las Vegas on June 22.

Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider earned the William Jennings Trophy as the goaltenders on the team allowing the fewest goals. They surrendered just 185 goals during a dream regular season for Vancouver.

The team easily captured its first Presidents' Trophy with a 54-19-9 record and 117 points—one of eight NHL squads to surpass the century mark.

Perry put together a career year in capturing the Maurice (Rocket) Richard Award with 50 goals. The Ducks forward scored 19 times in his final 16 games to roar past Tampa's Steven Stamkos, who finished second with 45 goals.

"Fifty is a huge number," Perry said last week after hitting the milestone. "Everybody talks about it, (but) not a whole lot of people get to do it and be in that category."

Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner, the NHL's youngest player at age 18, was the top rookie scorer with 63 points. The top point-getter among defenceman was Anaheim's Lubomir Visnovsky, who finished with a career-best 68.

It was a record-setting year for Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas, who set a new NHL standard by finishing with a .938 save percentage—edging the .937 by Buffalo's Dominik Hasek in 1998-99.

"That number is a testament to the team in front of me and the way they have battled for me all year long, defencemen and forwards," said Thomas.

The veteran also led the way among goalies with a 2.00 goals-against average while Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers had the highest number of shutouts with 11.

With the scoring title in hand, Daniel Sedin will likely be one of the three finalists for the Hart Trophy as league MVP—an award Henrik brought home last year.

In the meantime, another piece of hardware will be on his mind. The Canucks open the playoffs against Chicago this week and are looking to capture the franchise's first Stanley Cup.

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Sedin, again: Daniel follows brother's lead to win Art Ross Trophy