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It's been a fairly underreported story, but apparently Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo was replaced in Tuesday night's loss to the Edmonton Oilers by backup Cory Schneider and apparently Schneider will make a scheduled start against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night with Luongo on the bench.
(Which means he'll probably pitch a shutout, and give his coach a delightfully tense goalie decision to make about Saturday night's showdown with the Washington Capitals …)
Meanwhile, there's another goalie controversy playing out in St. Louis, albeit one that lacks the time-pumping theatrics of The Days of Our Luongos: Brian Elliott vs. Jaroslav Halak.
Elliott, who will make $600,000 this season, has started three of the last five games for the Blues and won all three starts. In another game, he appeared in relief of Halak in the third period of a 5-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings.
Halak, who will make $3.5 million this season, has a 3.47 goals-against avera...
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CALGARY - The Blues will stick with the hot hand in goal
tonight, giving Brian Elliott his fourth straight
start over Jaroslav Halak against the Calgary
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Alexander Steen scored twice and goaltender Brian Elliott made 32 saves to help the St. Louis
Blues beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Alexander Steen scored twice and goaltender Brian Elliott made 32 saves to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Elliott, who signed a free-agent contract as a backup with St. Louis this summer, improved his record to 4-0-0. It was his first shutout of the season and 10th of his career.
The victory improved the Blues' record to 5-4-0. St...
Alexander Steen scored twice and goaltender Brian Elliott made 32 saves to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on Wednesday night. Elliott, who signed a free-agent contract as a backup with St. Louis this summer, improved his record to 4-0-0. It was his first shutout of the season and 10th of his career.
The St. Louis Blues are getting results, but it's coming with an unexpected change in goal.
The Vancouver Canucks are dealing with their own surprising play by goaltender Roberto Luongo.
Brian Elliott may get the start over Jaroslav Halak again as the Blues begin the Western Canada portion of their trip against the Canucks on Wednesday night.
St. Louis (4-4-0) followed Friday...
Given all the fuss about goaltending around these parts, Bodog is glad to make some money off the argument. Here are their odds on what has apparently become the Annual October Debate in this province:
Who will start more games in the month of November 2011?
Roberto Luongo (VAN) -500
Cory Schneider (VAN) +300
Who will have more wins during...
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- After living through some bad times goaltender Brian Elliott is enjoying the roll the St. Louis Blues are on.
Elliott stopped 32 shots and Alexander Steen scored two goals as the Blues extended their winning streak to three games with a 3-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night.
"Sometimes you can get on a roll like that...
If the Blues had a plan to start Jaroslav Halak in goal tonight
against Calgary, will Brian Elliott's 32-save shutout in
Wednesday's win over Vancouver alter that plan?
The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Canadiens 5, Flyers 1Flames 4, Avalanche 2Blues 3, Canucks 0Predictions record: 1-2RLD 3 stars of the night:1. Max Pacioretty, MTL (2 goals, 1 assist)2. Brian Elliott, STL (32 saves, shutout)3. Rene Bourque, CGY (2 goals)---Tonight’s slate:Canadiens @ Bruins, 7:00 ETBlue Jackets @ Sabres, 7:00Maple Leafs @ Rangers, 7:00Jets @ Flyers, 7:00Islanders...
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Alexander Steen scored twice and goaltender Brian Elliott made 32 saves to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on Wednesday.