Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/5/13
Canucks save goal of the week for bitter rivals The Vancouver Canucks split their four games this past week with wins over the Avalanche and Blackhawks, leaning on surprise starter Roberto Luongo to backstop the team to victory. While Roberto Luongo was earning 3rd star of the week honours, Vancouver’s offensive game quietly got the job done this week against one of the league’s toughest teams. Cory Crawford has yet to allow more than two goals against during regulation this season, and Friday’s contest against the Canucks was no exception. Crawford and Luongo stole the spotlight while the two bitter rivals squared off in a quiet and controlled matchup, trading sparse chances before settling things in a shootout. Edler has been oddly effective While defenceman Alex Edler has been oddly effective in the shootout in the past, it was his in-game finish that had Canucks fans buzzing on Friday night. After earning goal of the week honours to begin the season, Zack Kassian also played another
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