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‘Amazing’ Schneider gets fifth straight start for Canucks

Mar 26, 2013, 2:18 PM EST

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One of the NHL’s hottest goalies will start again tonight for the Vancouver Canucks when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Cory Schneider has allowed just five goals in his last four starts, all one-goal Vancouver victories, while stopping 111 of the 116 shots he’s faced (.957 save percentage).

“It is amazing to see the way he has been playing the last four games,” Canucks forward Mason Raymond said following his team’s 3-2 victory Sunday in Colorado. “The way Schneids has been seeing the puck has been huge for our club.”

Prior to their current run, goaltending had been an issue for the Canucks. Neither Schneider nor Roberto Luongo played particularly well during a 3-6-2 swoon that saw Vancouver surrender first place in the Northwest Division to the Minnesota Wild.

Schneider’s save percentage has since risen all the way to .921.

Luongo’s, meanwhile, has dropped to a modest .904, owing largely to a couple of rough outings versus Detroit.

While Schneider was quick to deflect all the credit — “This isn’t about one particular player. The whole team is playing well.” — there’s no question he’s been the major difference as the Canucks continue to struggle to score like they used to.

  1. steelers88 - Mar 26, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Wow so amazing.

  2. trbowman - Mar 26, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Canucks overplayed their hand with Luongo before this season. No one is gonna trade for him.

    Where would he go? Florida is out of the playoff picture and has turned over the keys to goalie of the (present) Markstrom. Leafs have been getting solid goaltending from Reimer and Scrivens. Corey Crawford and Ray Emery have been really good for Chicago. Bobrovsky is on fire in Columbus.

    Honestly, team that could use Luongo the most is Philly if you ask me. They’re stuck with Sievegalov and his albatross of a contract in net though, so Roberto best get used to the bench in BC.

    • withseidelinn - Mar 26, 2013 at 4:11 PM

      Hahahah Sievegalov

    • mathieug79 - Mar 26, 2013 at 5:25 PM

      How about tampa bay? The team who needs a goaltender the most, and you forget about them. We’ll take that big contract of his, for a big contract of ours haha Lecavalier for Luongo!

      • blomfeld - Mar 26, 2013 at 11:20 PM

        YES ! … THAT’S “EXACTLY” WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN !

        Don’t ask me how I manage it, but I already know that Luongo will end up going to Tampa Bay … and that will be a “good thing” for all parties involved, guaranteed ! :)

  3. steelers88 - Mar 26, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    His one of the hottest goalies in the NHL right now why wouldn’t you want to play Scneider?

  4. thomaspratt - Mar 26, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    You mean the Amazing Schneider-man?

    Schneider-man, Schneider-man, does whatever Luongo can?

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