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Luongo shuts out Oilers, Canucks win sixth straight

Dec 13, 2013, 11:56 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, BC - DECEMBER 13: Goalie Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks reaches out to poke check the puck away from Ales Hemsky #83 of the Edmonton Oilers during the first period in NHL action on December 13, 2013 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Taylor Hall #4 of the Edmonton Oilers nad Chris Tanev #8 of the Vancouver Canucks look on during the play. Getty Images

The Edmonton Oilers could only muster 19 shots on goal against Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo as the Canucks earned a 4-0 victory Friday night.

Although it certainly wasn’t his busiest effort, it was enough for Luongo to tie Marc-Andre Fleury, Josh Harding, and Ben Scrivens for the lead in shutouts with three. Since being pulled against the Rangers on Nov. 30, Luongo has allowed just four goals in four starts.

The Edmonton Oilers certainly wish they had a goaltender that was doing remotely as well. Devan Dubnyk did have his moments tonight and this loss can’t be put squarely on his shoulders. At the same time, he now has a 3.75 GAA and .888 save percentage in seven contests this month.

Vancouver’s six-game winning streak has improved their record to 19-10-5, but they’re still not comfortable in the highly competitive Western Conference. Right now they have just a two point cushion on the Phoenix Coyotes and Minnesota Wild in the battle for two Wild Card spots. With that in mind, the Canucks have another critical game Saturday night in Boston.

Luongo has already been confirmed for that start.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Edmonton Oilers became just the second team in the NHL to suffer 20 regulation losses.

  1. blomfeld - Dec 14, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    GREAT GAME LOO !!! … YOU ROCK MAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    ps: now forget the Florida crap … Torts is ‘good’ people and Vancouver’s not a bad place to live …

    • peterjohnjoseph - Dec 14, 2013 at 1:32 AM

      Haha, I love how you reference things you were talking about in other posts, like everyone reading this comment will know what you’re talking about.

      I also love that the above video and the topic at hand actually seem to have a coherent connection, and doesn’t seem like you picked it with some strange metaphor in mind thats probably as strange as the videos themselves.

  2. muckleflugga - Dec 14, 2013 at 2:00 AM


    i picked this up on internet short band earlier…what can you make of these transcripts

    and in tonight’s news, traffic on the triborough bridge is at a complete stall while…

    oh, oh…thanks julie, over to you

    thanks that holly on your belt buckle, tehehee…

    well rex, sadly, a disturbance at national hockey league headquarters has disturbed a normally quiet friday afternoon in downtown manhattan

    though the building at 1185 avenue of the americas has been cordoned off rex, a detective speaking on terms of anonymity, is reporting that an unseemly melee had erupted earlier on the fifteenth floor, spilling into hallways and down the fire escape…

    it would appear a scheduled nhl disciplinary hearing was interrupted when a mister shawn thornton erupted proceedings by leaping onto a boardroom table, impersonating an orangutan named named clyde while repeatedly pointing a menacingly prominent finger at one…wait, gary bettman…?

    our detective indicates mister thornton, already disoriented by an overwhelming atmosphere of smothering cologne and brooks brother wool coupled with the dizzying effect of so many tassels adorning so many loafers, in one room, became enraged when one brendan shanahan played video featuring the american tourister gorilla stomping suitcases to death, this by way of modelling public perception of mister thornton’s behaviour in a recent bruins game…

    ha haha yessss rex, i know i know, bruins, chuckle chuckle snort, rexxxx, you’re sooo baaad

    anyway rex, as eighteen nhl lawyers slithered into position hoping to corner and sink their dripping fangs into thornton, the single player’s union legal representative, an articling law student, intervened by beating-back thornton’s assailants with her striking red faux che guevara beret, permitting thornton to escape down a nearby fire escape…head first

    our source indicates no real harm resulted, hair was ruffled, silver cuff links cluttered the floor, starched shirts were wrinkled, one bill daly is missing a diamond encrusted tooth, and attaché cases belonging to bettman and daly are apparently missing

    happily, the nhl legal team’s group reservations to la sirene and later, der rosenkavalier, were still available though confirmations had been forgotten while the team were consumed with writing new algorithms to rationalize hyper-billing attributable to the brutish behaviour of thornton’s legal representaive who, had knowingly and with malice aforethought, wielded her one hundred and nine pound body about the room with ruthless disregard for comb-over or toupée…

    back to you rex

    thanks julie, very good

    well, on a less important note, mourners gather by the thousands to see nelson mandela lie in state…a fraudulent sign language interpreter and a host of day-glo-crazy purple angels brandishing electric rainbow chrome kalishnikovs came within inches of president obama, despite the best efforts of his crack security team or the nsa…wait…wait…

    okay to go, jaaane goodhaul

    yesssss, thaaaanks rex…is that spinach…oh…never mind

    well rex, we’ve been here in rockerfeller square covering a figure skating exhibition when a delightfully proportioned yet chiseled young adonis, wearing nothing but a tasteful gold lamé courtesy strap, interrupted a delightful dance program already thrilling several eager tourists up from greenwich…this while executing expert salchow, lutz, and quadruple axels on the ice rink while giggling hysterically and trilling something called nutty…? who knows, it was soooo exciting but sadly, he sprang from the rink before we could get the ca…

    hang on rex…keep us live…what’s that in the tree…can you see him greg, about three-quarters of the way up, tangled in the lights and decoration…wow, can he ever climb…get the camera on him…quickly

    hoohoo hoo rex, there he is…oooooh, whaaaat a package rex…the complete program…

    wait, he’s opening beautifully crafted yet subtly toned venetian suede attaché cases…

    he’s emptying the cases…

    he’s throwing what appear to be strikingly colored silk undergarments featuring a delightful puce lace trim on a fabulously maddening crowd…

    yes, they’re…they’re…hmmph humph uhuhuuhu, get off my foot you fu…hahahaa, sorry rex…get that one greg…thanks…wait, i know these…

    they’re from the exclusive, frederick’s of hollywood man’s christmas collection…they’re…hmmph humph you fu uhuhuuhu oaf they’re…hmmph humph assuhuhuuhu hole…hmmph humph it’s uhuhuuhu mi m mine…

    ha ha, it looks like we’re losing jane

    now where were we…

    • peterjohnjoseph - Dec 14, 2013 at 2:42 AM

      That was beautiful.

      The only problem is, creating a separate account, and posting a comment filled with near perfect blomfeld like lines to belittle him sounds exactly like something blomfeld would do for fun on Saturday night. I’ve seen you post plenty of times before, so I don’t think thats the case.. and I’m sure I would of picked up on it before, since I doubt someone who changes topics as many times as he does in a single sentence could fight the habit, even while playing his little game of confusion.

      I mean, that was almost too perfect. Its pretty hard to make no sense and change topics 4 times in the same sentence, while at the same time somehow referencing some obscure musical, or cultural figure, and somehow relating it all to hockey.

    • paledevil - Dec 14, 2013 at 12:54 PM

      What ? a guy is not allowed to feel pretty underneath ?

  3. aquilinizer - Dec 14, 2013 at 6:43 AM

    Hopefully we can keep a semi sustainable troll

  4. comeonnowguys - Dec 14, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    In related news, Zach Kassian keeps it classy:

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