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“You could make a case to play one or the other and in this instance I decided on Cory. You could make a case for Lui wanting to get back at it or Schneids getting a chance after five years to play in front of friends and family. But at the end of the day, the decision is mine and I’ll keep my final reasons to myself.
“Lui just got off a shutout and is playing real well. I just decided Schneids was the guy.”
-Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault on deciding to start Cory Schneider tomorrow against Boston instead of Roberto Luongo. More from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Provine.
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Darn. Corey Schneider is expected between the pipes for the Canucks on Saturday, getting the nod over Roberto Luongo from coach Alain Vigneault. Schneider confirmed the fact after pracice on Friday, as reported by NESN.com's Douglas Flynn. During the Stanley Cup Finals between the Bruins and Canucks, Luongo was abysmal on the TD Garden ice, getting pulled twice. The goaltender...
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, “Unless they’ve changed the rules, even if we go in there Saturday and we win, they’re not going to hand us the Cup,’’ Alain Vigneault told ESPN.com Thursday.
“For us, at the end of the day, what it is, is two points in an 82-game schedule, a non-conference game against one of the best teams in the East that happens to be the team that beat...
BOSTON -- After using a 4-for-11 showing on the power play to fuel a 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins, Canucks coach Alain Vigneault was mostly pleased with the way the on-ice officials called the game. The key word: mostly. "We still took quite a fair share of penalties. I won't say that I question any of those penalties, because I could get myself in trouble," Vigneault...
It's always fun when our two insiders sit down for a chat. Two of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers here at NWSB Josh (@vancan19) and Kevin (@flyingVhockey) sat down at their keyboards and discussed who should start in net for the Canucks versus Boston on Saturday. Don't you even dare say this was scripted. Who starts in net? Roberto Luongo or Cory Schneider?
By: Samir Javer
Everyone knows the story of how it went down in Boston last June. Outscored 17-3 in the three games in Beantown, the Canucks saw their 2-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final suddenly vanish from their hands.
The TD Garden became Roberto Luongo’s new “house of horrors” after the star goalie and his teammates erased all their bad memories...
On the surface, this shouldn't be a story. A coach giving his backup the start for a midseason game versus a team from the opposite conference? It happens all the time. But Alain Vigneault's just-announced decision to start Cory Schneider for Saturday's date with the Boston Bruins -- the first visit to Boston since the Stanley Cup Final -- is obviously a much bigger...
Coach V and the Canucks have announced Cory Schneider will get the start in Boston on Saturday morning.
When: 1:00 PM ET, Saturday, January 7, 2012
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
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Did you miss the Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks game tonight? We’ve got the highlights for you. A pretty dull game played by both, and in the end the Canucks grabbed themselves a 3-0 shutout victory. Roberto Luongo turned aside all 28 shots he faced in his 700th career NHL regular-season game. Daniel Sedin collected a goal and an assist, Alex Burrows and Manny Malhotra also scored.
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The clock has all but struck midnight in Minnesota, as the Vancouver Canucks, led by Roberto Luongo and the Sedin Twins defeated them 3-0 on Wednesday night. The Canucks controlled the game from the drop of the puck and the result was never really in doubt. The...
Roberto Luongo made 28 saves in his 700th NHL game and led the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 42 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks vs. Boston Bruins. Vancouver scored four times in 11 tries with the man advantage, including a Cody Hodgson game-winner just 1:09 into the third period, in support of a Cory Schneider solid goaltending performance in a 4-3 win at TD Garden.
Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Saturday GAME OF THE YEAR Vancouver Canucks vs. Boston Bruins matchup preview. 10:00 a.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. We have Tim Thomas and Cory Schneider. NOT Roberto Luongo. It’s still up in the air until Friday who will start for Vancouver. We won't see Aaron Rome laying out Nathan Horton. Rome is out.
A dramatic Stanley Cup finals reached its climax in Vancouver last season, with the visiting Bruins hoisting the trophy as a chaotic and scary scene played out in the city's streets.
If Roberto Luongo and the Canucks had managed even one good performance in Boston, it may never have gotten to that point.
As last year's finalists meet Saturday for the first time following...
Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin have been especially strong over the past several games, Roberto Luongo could start Saturday in Boston. Forward Byron Bitz was waived by the Vancouver Canucks earlier this week in order for him to be sent down to the Chicago Wolves The radio shows have had lots to talk about this week.