Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/26/11

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo remains mired in an early season slump.

Last season, Luongo backstopped the Canucks to the Stanley Cup Finals, where they lost to the Boston Bruins in seven games. Luongo allowed at least four goals in four of the last five matches.

The veteran netminder has struggled at the outset of this season, going 2-3-1 with a 3.46 goals-against average and .868 save percentage.

In Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Edmonton, Luongo was pulled in the second period after allowing three goals on 14 shots and smashed his stick against the boards as he left the ice.

Luongo was replaced by Cory Schneider, who is 2-1 with a 1.97 GAA and .929 save percentage.

A year ago, Luongo also got off to a slow start, losing five of his first six games.

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