Luongo to start Game 2 vs Sharks as Schneider did not practise Thursday.
Luongo played well but allowed three goals on 28 shots in the Game 1 loss. He will start game 2 because Cory Schneider still is not ready to return. Luongo is not a bad option so Canucks fans should not panic.
Luongo announces he's starting for #canucks vs #sjsharks
Cory Schneider was dealing with an undisclosed injury at the end of the season and it will keep him out of Game 1. Luongo has had a frustrating season, but a good performance in Game 1 could go a long way. He finished the season at 9-6-3 with a 2.56 GAA and .907SV%. It will be Luongo's first start vs. the Sharks this year.
The Vancouver Canucks will have Roberto Luongo in goal for their regular season finale on Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers.
General manager Mike Gillis told the media on Thursday that the move was designed to give Cory Schneider a few extra recovery days as he deals with an undisclosed injury. Luongo allowed two goals on 29 shots in a loss to the Ducks on Thursday. He will get the call again tonight against an Edmonton team that tore it up last night. He has a pretty good chance to record a win tonight.
With Cory Schneider day-to-day with a lower-body injury we will see Luongo in the cage for the Cancucks tomorrow vs. the Ducks. Luongo has started just twice in April, however he has won them both with a 1.50 GAA and .962 SV%.He has a tough matchup vs. Anaheim tomorrow.
With Cory Schneider day-to-day with a lower-body injury we will likely see Luongo in the cage for the Cancucks final two games of the season. Luongo has started just twice in April, however he has won them both with a 1.50 GAA and .962 SV%.He has a tough matchup vs. Anaheim tomorrow.
#canucks Cory Schneider is sick. Luongo starts. Dustin Butler called in from University of Calgary to back up Luongo.
Luongo allowed two goals on 22 shots in his last start. Tonight will mark his 15th start of the season and his first since March 30th. He is 0-1-0 with a 3.04 GAA and .875 SV% vs. the Flames this season.
This will be Luongo's fourth consecutive start for the Canucks. He went 2-1-0 with a 3.24 GAA and .884 SV% in his three starts last week. He has a tough matchup tonight vs. a good Minnesota team. He is 1-0-0 vs. the Wild this season.
Luongo allowed 4 goals on 33 shots but still recorded the win yesterday vs. Nashville. In his one start vs. the Red Wings this season he was lit up for eight goals. He will look to avenge that performance tomorrow in Vancouver where he is 4-0-2 with a 1.91 GAA and .927 SV% this season.
#Canucks Luongo confirms he'll be in goal vs Preds tonight.
Luongo played very well in his last start stopping 26 of 27 shots in a 2-1 shootout win vs. the Blue Jackets. He will be back in the cage tonight when the Canucks take on a Predators team who are coming off of a 4-0 shutout win over Dallas.
Luongo recorded a 23 save shutout in his last outing vs. Nashville. He has still not lost in regulation this season (5-0-3) and is 1.45 GAA leads the NHL and his .945 SV% is good for second. Luongo has been great all season and is a must-start when he gets the call for Vancouver.
Luongo sat out the Canucks last two games while Cory Schneider started, but it will be Luongo between the pipes tonight. He will have to play well because he is going up against one of the leagues best goalies in Pekka Rinne. Should be a great goalie battle.