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Flu-stricken Schneider couldn’t even watch Canucks play last night

Apr 11, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

Cory Schneider

As if missing Wednesday’s 4-1 win over Calgary with the flu wasn’t bad enough, Canucks goalie Cory Schneider couldn’t even watch the thing.

Banished to his hotel room for the evening, Schneider settled into to catch the game on TV — only it wasn’t on TV.

“I couldn’t watch the game because the hotel didn’t play the Flames’ game,” Schneider told the Vancouver Sun. “They played the Oilers’ game — 7:30 rolled around and they are going to Rexall Place and I’m like, ‘you’ve got to be kidding me.’

“[So] I listened to it on the radio, I streamed it online.”

The mystery as to why a Calgary-based hotel didn’t show the Flames game remains unsolved.

As for Schneider, he said he’s feeling better and should return to the Canucks’ net on Saturday in Colorado.

“They are trying to get a lot of fluids in me and all that stuff,” he explained. “My energy level is better overall. Another day off today more or less and a practice tomorrow to see where I am at.”

Schneider, who’d made 11 straight appearances prior to Wednesday, spent the night listening to Roberto Luongo stop 40 of 41 shots for just his eighth win of the season.

  1. swizzler16 - Apr 11, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    some people just can’t handle the Quickening.
    doesn’t bode well for the future.

    • canucks30 - Apr 11, 2013 at 7:31 PM

      I don’t get it

      • blomfeld - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:01 AM

        I do ! … it’s code for the fact that Jonathan Quick is the best goalie in the game today ! :)

  2. canucks30 - Apr 11, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Might as well start Luongo in Denver. No need to rush Schneider back especially a game played at altitude.

  3. thailer35 - Apr 11, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Does this site double as the Vancouver goaltending tandem’s twitter feed of mildly entertaining every day anecdotes?

  4. mclovinhockey - Apr 11, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    Feel better man
    On an unrelated note, flyers signed Petr Straka… I know how this site loves to talk about Philly Pitt so I want to see your guys take on him.

  5. mclovinhockey - Apr 11, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Also, can anyone confirm that update for the injury in the bruins islanders game that the guy is back, I only saw it from far away on a replay and heard the guy returned but it looked like his knee dislocated or something.

  6. murtdurt - Apr 11, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    It’s pretty simple. Calgary and Edmonton share local broadcasts on sportsnet (which is the equivalent of FSN in the states) but when the 2 teams play at the same time like they did last night cable providers open up another channel for free to allow both games to be watched at the same time. If schnider flipped through the channels he probably would have found it

  7. Cloutier39 - Apr 11, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    It probably doesn’t work that way in a hotel.

  8. hockeyflow33 - Apr 11, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    The Canucks or NHL can’t pony up and give these guys access to games online?

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