Dave Sheldon | Email David.Sheldon@corusent.com
Call it back to back to back for Roberto Luongo. The apparently deposed Canucks #1 netminder is now going to start his 3rd consecutive game against the Canucks arch-rivals, the Chicago Black Hawks on Friday night at Roger's Arena.
Luongo is coming off the 61st shutout of his career on Wednesday night in Vancouver's 3-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche and so far has been the Vancouver goalie with the better stat line on the season. Through four games, Luongo is 1-0-2 with a 1.67 goals against average and a .938 save percentage. Schneider for his part has a 2-2 record on the season with a 3.13 goals against average and .897 save percentage.
Schneider for his part is saying all the right things in that Luongo is playing well and that it is no surprise that Luongo is getting the start. However, Schneider was also quick to point out that he wants to be in the net and is ready to go when called upon.
Head Coach Alain Vigneault was at first truculant when explaining his rationale for starting Luongo, indicating coaches prerogative. But when pressed for a commnt on how he decided on Luongo, the coach playfully took out a coin from his pocket and flipped it, looking at the coin after flipping it, he called Luongo.
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