There was a time recently the Sedins were the very definition of consistency.

They didn't record many three- or four-point nights, but they both usually chipped in with a goal or two.

Well, Daniel Sedin is now 2-1-3 over his last 10 games.

Henrik is 0-2-2 over that same span and hasn't collected a point in eight games, a futility streak he hasn't experienced since he went 11 games without a point as a rookie in 2000-2001.

And back then he got no first-unit power play time and was limited to about 12 or 13 minutes a game, not the 19 or 20 he gets now, including first-unit power play time.

"And way back then I was a crappy player," the Canucks captain said, at least maintaining his sense of humour of not his points production. "I should get out of this."

Even Alain Vigneault seems to have reached the end of his patience with his star twins.

He's defended them ad naseum of late, but on Saturday night he just threw up his hands when asked why he split the brothers up in the third period.

"Any time your top players are not your best players, your top performers, obviously there's a level of concern," Vigneault said. "I'm not sure if we're tired physically or mentally, but if that's the case what we can do is eliminate that excuse."