#Canucks goalie Cory Schneider feels like he's "ready to play." Vigneault confirms that he'll play tonight.
Schneider missed the last two games of the regular season and the first two games of the series with a lower-body injury. Roberto Luongo played well in Schneider's absence but the Canucks are still down 2-0 in the series. Scheider finished the season at 17-9-4 with a 2.11 GAA, .927 SV% and he was 0-2-1 vs. the Sharks .
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.
It is possible that Schneider suffered a setback because he had skated the four days before today. There's no reason for the Canucks to panic, they still have Roberto Luongo who played very well in Game 1. He is no slouch, they will be fine without Schneider.
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.