Game 10: Blues At Canucks Preview: LUUUUU?

BLUES
CANUCKS

AT

Time Wed. 7:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet-Van
Season Series 0 - 0
Last Meeting
3-2 Canucks (Feb.24/11)
The Enemy St. Louis Game Time Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 4-8-12 Arnott: 3-4-7
Blues
Category Canucks
4-4-0 Season Record 4-4-1
11th
Conference Position 9th
Won 2
Streak Lost 1
2-3-0
< Road Record / Home Record >
3-1-1
-
Last 10 -
-2
Goals For / Against +/- -2
2.75 (13)
Goals Per Game 2.67 (15)
3.00 (23)
Goals Against Per Game 2.78 (20)
1.14 (9)
5 On 5 GF/GA 0.88 (20)
7.40 (30)
Power Play %
20.0 (8)
70.4 (28)
Penalty Kill %
85.0 (15)
66.7
Winning % When Scoring First 100
100
Winning % When Leading After 1 100
100
Winning % When Leading After 2 100
50.2 (13)
Faceoffs % 53.4 (3)
11.6 (14)
PIM's Per Game Average
14.3 (22) 
NHL.com

I have to make this quick. It's late. I hated the play of Roberto Luongo against the Oilers. I hated the play of the defence in front of him. I still think this team needs to get back to it's roots defensively. Yeah, Lou should play like Khabibulin did and make those key monster saves on occasion but he needs help from his friends too. Are they friends? Christ they sure tend to play differently in front of Cory Schneider...mostly. But then, Cory Schneider looks ON IT more than Luongo at this point as well, plus the coach sends a message by pulling the #1 netminder and the team responds.

I am still of the thinking that you go with your main horse, and that is Luongo at this point. I would start Roberto in this one, but we shall see what Allen Veenyo thinks soon enough. This was to be Schneider's start, but he ended up playing most of the minutes against Edmonton. I expect a completely different effort against the Blues than what we saw against the Oilers. So I leave you with this:

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F*CK YEAH!

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