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Schneider gets revenge on Ducks, earns 30-save shutout

Jan 26, 2013, 1:23 AM EST

ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 25: Cory Schneider #35 of the Vancouver Canucks makes a save on Cam Fowler #4 of the Anaheim Ducks during a 5-0 Canucks win at Honda Center on January 25, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Getty Images

Vancouver Canucks netminder Cory Schneider added to the team’s goaltending controversy when he allowed five goals on 14 shots against the Anaheim Ducks in the season opener before getting pulled.

Of course, every goalie will have a rough start from time to time and how he responds to failure, especially while under the pressure of a new role and contract, can be telling. In Schneider’s case, he’s worked hard to prove that he’s ready to take over as Vancouver’s number one goaltender.

Schneider turned aside 34 shots in Vancouver’s 3-2 shootout win on Wednesday and then posted a 30-save shutout in his rematch against the Ducks on Friday.

Not that the Vancouver Canucks needed perfection from Schneider tonight. They would have been able to make do with adequate.

The Ducks accumulated 31 penalty minutes and Vancouver scored three times on a staggering seven power-play opportunities. Mason Raymond scored twice and Daniel Sedin netted the game-winner in Vancouver’s 5-0 victory.

The Canucks will get Saturday off before they enter a stretch of three games in four nights. With that in mind, it probably won’t be too long before goaltender Roberto Luongo gets his second start of the season, despite Schneider’s solid play.

  1. aventador12 - Jan 26, 2013 at 1:40 AM

    Not a fan of either teams, but its been a while since I’ve seen a one-sided game. Anaheim could have done a better job in staying out of the box, but the zebras definitely could have done a better job regarding calls as well. I guess both teams can call it quits on a ruined home-opener. o(^!^)o !

    • haterzgonahate - Jan 26, 2013 at 5:07 PM

      And Mason Raymond could have done a better job keeping his neck out of the way of Getzlafs crosschecks

      Ducks deserved every penalty..and still got away with some vicious plays.

  2. loinstache - Jan 26, 2013 at 1:42 AM

    Schneider made some shutout worthy saves in the early going and late final frame. One of the most “well spread” canucks efforts in quite a while; sedins get 2 points each and you’d hardly know. super physical from get go and Anaheim was really undisciplined but the reffing blew and favoured van in the first half before Anaheim started playing stupid.

  3. fortwaynekomets - Jan 26, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    its called an eye for an eye.

    Anaheim whooped Vancouver at their house with a whopping 5 goal advantage.

    Vancouver then responded and did the same to Anaheim, spoiling their opener.

    way too early to see if Schneider will be able to carry this play.

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