Luongo has posted a record of 56-36-6 (if you wonder why that adds up to 98, you may recall he made one relief appearance and did not figure in the decision in a 6-0 loss in Nashville last season). With Luongo in goal, the Canucks have played .596 hockey.
8 Points: 10
4 Wins: 5
2 ShutOuts: 0
24 Power Play Rank: 8
25 Penalty Kill Rank: 23
1.000 Win % When Leading After 1: .800
1.000 Win % When Leading After 2: 1.000
.167 Win % When Trailing After 1: .200
.000 Win % When Trailing After 2: .000
GOALS: 4 R. Bonk 5 D. Sedin
ASSISTS: 6 M. Erat 7 H. Sedin
POINTS: 8 J. Arnott 11 D. Sedin
+/-: 1 A. Radulov 4 R. Kesler
OT GOALS: 0 D. Legwand 1 D. Sedin
Leggy and Erat and we have a 2 goal lead! Not a great 6-8 minutes at the end of the period but what can you expect from a group that doesn't know what to do with a 2 goal lead in the first. Baby steps. Baby steps.
Well...looks like Mason is getting the shaft again thanks to his counterpart. Chris would be playing in front of a lot of his family and friends up in Edmonton later tonight, but...Ellis with his second shutout should get the start again tonight.
First, Mase misses an opportunity to play against Vokoun last week...this week Mase will still get the honor of buying a ton of tickets for tomorrow night's contest, but will view the game from the bench again.
You know this has got to be killing him, but the team simply isn't playing with confidence in front of him...like they are with Ellis.
Vancouver radio is reporting tonight that Bieksa has severed his Achilles tendon approximately 60% of the way through. Most likely out for the season. 6-8 months minimum has been thrown out there.
As was pointed out on the Vancouver board...you have to wonder if the thin new socks had any role in the severity of this injury? The new socks are paper thin as opposed to the thick knit socks of the past.
Hope the Vancouver guys are able to fully recover. Terrible injuries.
Can't believe we couldn't shoot anything on goal.
Great job by Ellis!
Much better effort by the D. They cleared a lot away from in front of Ellis. The whole team was really good defensively, blocking shots and clearing rebounds and making the smart play to clear the pucks from the zone.
Nice to see Erat get his first of the year and to finally see Arnott, Dumont, Legwand return to the score sheet.