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Schneider to start for Vancouver

May 7, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

Cory Schneider

Cory Schneider will be Vancouver’s starting goalie tonight in San Jose.

Schneider has been given the nod despite being pulled in Game 3 after allowing five Sharks goals on 28 shots in a 5-2 loss that put his team on the verge of being swept out of the playoffs.

Vancouver head coach Alain Vigneault has been criticized for going with Schneider over Roberto Luongo, who was mostly solid — and at times spectacular — for the Canucks in Games 1 and 2 when Schneider was out with an undisclosed injury.

But as Luongo said, “It’s [Schneider’s] team.”

Schneider looked shaky on back-to-back goals by the Sharks early in the third period of Sunday’s game.

If the Canucks lose tonight, starting Schneider may be Vigneault’s last goaltending decision as head coach in Vancouver.

Tonight may also be Luongo’s last time in a Canucks uniform.

Though we’ve said that before, haven’t we.

  1. valoisvipers - May 7, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    It doesn’t matter anymore who’s in nets, the brooms will be out in full force and the Nucks will be swept..

    • elvispocomo - May 7, 2013 at 5:03 PM

      The Sharks should be reminded of the 2011 series against Detroit where they lost 3 straight before winning in game 7, or the series in 2006 against Edmonton where they lost 4 straight after winning the first two.

      Nothing’s over until it’s over, even if the odds are stacked in San Jose’s favour.

      • valoisvipers - May 8, 2013 at 3:39 PM

        Now it’s over and the brooms did their jobs.

      • elvispocomo - May 8, 2013 at 7:01 PM

        The next step will be for San Jose to see if they can beat their franchise record of 10 wins in the playoffs. I’m happier the Canucks have lost the 16th but at least been able to win 15 twice in the past.

  2. ethanmacleod1685 - May 7, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Is AV just trolling now?

  3. dumbassgreg - May 7, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    you sure he will play. don’t be surprised if he have a problem with cramps again. vancouver really looks bad with this guy as the future. gillis is a genius.

  4. sharksman - May 7, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    I am very surprised
    Go Sharks !

    • sharksman - May 7, 2013 at 5:03 PM

      I am sure I get thumbs down for saying go sharks…..but I am surprised thought it would be luongo tonight…

  5. sjsharks66 - May 7, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    You are digging your own grave Vancouver…

  6. nothanksimdriving123 - May 7, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Cory is a terrific goalie and is certainly capable of pulling off a 47-save shutout tonight. However, it would still be prudent to get in on the office pool on which 5-minute segment of the game will see Luongo replacing him.

  7. r4n6er - May 7, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    I bet TOR wishes they grabbed Lou for 2 2nd round picks now!

  8. thehighcountrybear - May 7, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Five to one Canucks…book it!

    The Sharks’ only goal will be subject to review: did Logan Couture’s flying forward one-and-a-half somersaults, pike, cause him to intentionally direct the puck into the net using his face?

    Whooooa Ted, he really stuck the entry on that one, no splash and the Tank barely rippled…his gluteus was soooooo tight, minimal quiver!

    Thanks Cynthia…can we expect the belligerent Canadian judge see it our way again tonight?

    I don’t know Ted…Maybe when Joe takes the tower we’ll get a better picture on consistency from the pri…Ted, here’s Joe now!

    Whooooa Ted, look at that thong, he really does bring the whole package doesn’t he…

    • stockspyder - May 7, 2013 at 5:46 PM

      remember to light the police car on fire BEFORE flipping it over tonight…

  9. stockspyder - May 7, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Please Vancouver, no riots.

    • imleftcoast - May 7, 2013 at 5:32 PM

      Please San Jose, stop with the bandwagon jumping. When Brodie Brazil is on your broadcast team and you’re color guy is still whining about missed penalty calls, it’s pretty obvious you know nothing about hockey. The only good thing about San Jose is Original Joe’s (but it’s a really, good thing especially the eggplant).

      • stockspyder - May 7, 2013 at 5:40 PM

        Don’t try and drop names like Original Joe like you know wtf you are talking about.. lmao.

        color guy? Drew Remenda has a name, and yes, he’s horribly biased despite the fact he’s one of original coaches for San Jose.

        Try muting the TV and listening to the radio or stream, Dan Rusanowsky one of the best in the business.

        But Remenda is not much different than many other color guys for the NHL, when the team signs your checks that kinda stuff happens.

        Course you would know this if you knew anything about hockey. I’d say enjoy the rest of the playoffs, but your sorry ass team will be golfing after tonight.

  10. sjsharks66 - May 7, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    I think country forgot the score on sunday. Because he has it completely backwards. Oh it was 5-2? Sorry i don’t count the 2nd goal in which a stick was completely slashed out of the sharks hands which cause the turn over.

    BUT the refs hate Vancouver…right?

    • imleftcoast - May 7, 2013 at 5:33 PM

      What about the third goal where Desjardin scooped the puck out of the net? Did you watch the whole game or just the highlights?

      • stockspyder - May 7, 2013 at 5:44 PM

        imleftcoast is just another typical Canuck fan. Lots of bravado, very little knowledge and tons of douchebag comments.

        I mean when a “fanbase” retires a number after themselves, or destroys their own neighborhood because they are so spoiled they think they deserve the Cup.

        Do you really expect reason from their fans?

        Remember to strap up that riot gear real tight tonight.

    • loinstache - May 7, 2013 at 5:56 PM

      Are you serious? That’s the play you’re going to single out?

      This series had been absolutely hilarious in revealing how chirpy and forgetful sharks fans are (typical Californian hockey fans). what’s that? the sharks haven’t even made it to the Stanley cup finals? well good thing they’re beating the team that blocked their entry two years ago, let’s give the fans a bone. because hey after 3 games of play off hockey, who cares about their title of western conference choke champions? they’re beating the all powerful 2013 canucks, surely this leviathan can’t be stopped.

      • stockspyder - May 7, 2013 at 6:26 PM

        Hey a Canuck fan that kinda makes some sense!!

        Yeah, San Jose has never won anything, but then again neither has Vancouver and you morons have been around since 1944!

        We’ve only been around for 20 some years, what’s your excuse?

      • loinstache - May 7, 2013 at 6:43 PM

        Absolutely brilliant spyder, simply phenomenal; reply to the noted irony of San Jose fans bashing Canucks fans for their history by… pointing out Canucks the history. Really, bravo thinking your way above the inanity of that cycle of finger pointing.

      • stockspyder - May 7, 2013 at 8:14 PM

        so I replied using the noted irony of a Sharks fan bashing the Canucks history by bashing the irony of the Sharks?

        Try using smaller words loinstache. Or at least try to make some sense.

        The only thing in 2013 Sharks fans should be touting is the complete collapse of the Canucks… again.

  11. sjsharks66 - May 7, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    I was actually at that game. 😉 so i think i would know what happened.

  12. sjsharks66 - May 7, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Oh and about the whole “Canucks beat the sharks in 2011!” How well did that go for ya?

    Shut out 4-0 game 7 which lead to your city in flames. Not something you should brag about.

    • loinstache - May 7, 2013 at 6:50 PM

      Yeah we’re seeing SO many Canuck fans fall back on 2011 (and if you’re referring to my earlier post then you missed the point entirely), not like those humble shark fans courteously conversing about their assured grip on the 2013 play offs after three wins against a venerable giant.

      • stockspyder - May 7, 2013 at 8:16 PM

        Easier to fall back on 2011 than 1994.

        the only thing giant about the Canucks is their arrogance and complete willingness to complain and whine when things don’t go their way.

  13. dreadpiratesteve - May 7, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Am I the only Sharks fan on here that notices the Canucks fans are emulating their defenseman?


    • stockspyder - May 7, 2013 at 8:19 PM

      failure is always easy to emulate.

      Canuck fans have lots of practice

  14. sabatimus - May 8, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    Bye bye, Fucanucks.

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