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Luongo says he’s ready for Game 4 if they need him

May 6, 2013, 7:50 PM EDT

Roberto Luongo AP

Safe to say things haven’t gone Vancouver’s way in their series with San Jose. They’re down 3-0 and after seeing the offense not show up in the first two games with Roberto Luongo in goal, Cory Schneider had a rough night in Game 3 giving up five goals in a 5-2 loss.

Now the question is back as to who will start Game 4. For what it’s worth, Luongo says he’s ready to go if they need him as Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun shares.

“If I’m called upon, I’ll be ready.” Luongo said. “If not, Cory will be ready as well. It’s his team and whatever happens I will be 100 per cent supportive. We just have to make sure when we come to the rink, starting tomorrow, we are 100 per cent dedicated to winning the hockey game, doing whatever it takes whether that is taking a punch in the face, blocking a shot with your teeth. If we have 20 guys ready to do that in the next game, I like our chances.”

Making matters worse for Vancouver, the Sharks piled on after the game saying they “felt lucky” to not face Luongo in Game 3. He didn’t give up a goal after taking over for Schneider in the third period last night.

This summer might get more awkward if Luongo starts and plays well again in Game 4 and helps find the team a way out of the abyss.

  1. sheckyrimshot - May 6, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    nice file photo. bobby liu-kang.

  2. sjsharks66 - May 6, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Honestly, if they want a shot to win. Play him.

  3. swizzler16 - May 6, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    • scionofflame - May 6, 2013 at 9:40 PM

      It’s the sweeping, orchestral music in the background of this one that really had me laughing the whole way through.

  4. canucks30 - May 6, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Luongo deserves better than the treatment he’s received in Vancouver the last 7 years from the fans, media, and now even the Canucks organization.

  5. thatsdoinit - May 6, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    I don’t like the Canucks in the least bit. But what canucks30 said is 100% true. The man deserves better.

  6. dolanster - May 6, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Play him and hope he wins you a game or two. Then you can eat humble pie and trade Schneider with the fans being okay with it. His contract is going to be a lot easier to move than Lou’s.

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