Luongo is bad and stupid. This guy succeeded in giving him more pressure than he needed with his stupid declaration. When you're that dumb, you deserve to lose.
To be fair, I don't think his declaration was bad. He pretty much just said that it's the way to beat Thomas. He even said Thomas makes saves he probably won't do, but because Lou stays in his crease, he would have made that save.
But of course, media will jump on any type of declaration because they strive off drama.
I didn't like the way he responded but I didn't think there was some kind of big declaration.