The big names for the Canucks are all back together again, and are once more making beautiful things happen.
Playing in just his second game this season after returning from off-season surgeries, Ryan Kesler isn't showing signs of rust.
The Vancouver Canucks powerplay worked the Blues PK like a machine, with crisp puck cycling that forced St. Louis to collapse down low. Daniel and Henrik Sedin used their preternatural twin powers to complete a beautiful passing play, and Kesler was perfectly in sync with the brothers, going exactly where he needed to in order to execute a perfect one timer.
Kesler had an assist in the previous game for Vancouver, which was his first game since having surgery on his shoulder and wrist in the off-season.
Henrik Sedin would add a goal of his own late in the first period, giving him two points in the first twenty minutes. The Canucks led the Blues 2-1 at the end of the first.