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Schneider gets revenge on Ducks, earns 30-save shutout

Jan 26, 2013, 1:23 AM EDT

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.

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