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Luongo to start versus Wings #LUON8O

Mar 15, 2013, 8:40 PM EDT

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It wasn’t Roberto Luongo‘s best performance, but last night’s 7-4 victory over the Predators was good enough to earn the Canucks’ goalie another start tomorrow at home versus the Red Wings.

That’s notable, since the last time Luongo faced Detroit, on Feb. 24 at Joe Louis Arena, he was beaten for eight goals on 28 shots. The next day, he joked on Twitter about the less-than-impressive outing.

All jokes aside, it’s no surprise he’s eager to redeem himself.

“It’s a good chance for myself and the team to get back at it and erase what was a pretty painful game,” Luongo said. “It doesn’t really matter that it’s Detroit. At the end of the day you want to play well and you want to win. But at the same time it’s a game that is fresh in our memory and it might give us some extra jump.”

The start will be Luongo’s third straight, meaning Cory Schneider will have at least a week off between starts.

Of course, as we learned last night, there’s no goaltending controversy in Vancouver.

  1. blomfeld - Mar 16, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    LUONGO = RASPUTIN

    As fellow lovers of history will know only too well, the infamous “fake” healer Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin proved to be the “ultimate” death knell for the House of Romanov in Imperial Russia. So through careful analysis and deduction, I’m now more convinced than ever that Roberto Luongo is applying the “exact” same witchcraft to the Vancouver Canucks! As the “fallen angel” on this team which he is, his lingering and “parasitic” presence is doing nothing other than damaging the team’s psyche & vitality in going forward. It could even be argued that this weirdo is now “relishing” his new found role as the “linchpin” to the Canuck’s fortunes in going forward. If the Canuck’s therefore have any brains, then they’ll “shed” themselves of this freak, faster than a horse who swats a fly off his ass with a flip of the tail. If they don’t, then I fear that “darkness” will soon become this team’s long-term friend … :(

  2. canucks18 - Mar 16, 2013 at 2:23 AM

    Blom … You’ve lost it man. Put the pint down, walk home and sleep it off.
    We all remember our first beer and it’s a special time in a boys life to get drunk and ramble out gibberish like you are here…

  3. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Mar 16, 2013 at 3:33 AM

    Now we have that twit-speak garbage in the headlines? It’s such a shame I’m going to witness the English language die in my lifetime. It’s not perfect but I like it beter than hurling loose numbers and phrases at people in an attempt to be understood.

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