Mar 20, 2012, 5:13 PM EDT
Luongo’s allowed 16 goals in his last four starts, all Vancouver losses, while registering a lowly save percentage of .846.
Schneider, meanwhile, had another strong outing last night in Minnesota, despite the Canucks falling 2-0 to the Wild. The 26-year-old stopped 32 of 33 shots (there was an empty-netter), after which coach Alain Vigneault called Schneider “our best player.”
Granted, Vigneault didn’t have a long list to choose from. (Luongo might’ve been their second-best player.) But when newspapers are publishing articles called “Cory Schneider can’t carry Canucks alone,” you know he’s playing well.
Add the United Center – Luongo’s original house of horrors, since replaced by TD Garden – to the equation and his performance will fall under an even larger microscope than usual.
Now consider the microscope they normally use in Vancouver can find a freckle on a flea (alliteration!), and tomorrow’s game should intensify the great Canucks goalie debate regardless of the outcome.
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