Roberto Luongo has shut out the Minnesota Wild three straight times, but his last three starts at Xcel Energy Center have been a stark contrast.
Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault has an interesting decision to make on who to start in goal Thursday night against the Wild.
Luongo's five regular-season shutouts of Minnesota (25-20-8) are his most against any opponent. He has stopped 90 shots in three straight shutouts against the Wild, but those outings have been at home.
It's been a different story in Minnesota, where Luongo has a 7.00 goals-against average in losing three straight starts while being pulled every time. Cory Schneider replaced Luongo in the third period of a 6-2 loss there Oct. 19, 2010, and has since started all three of the Canucks' visits to Xcel Energy Center.
Since Schneider started the teams' only matchup at Minnesota this season - a 5-1 loss Nov. 3 - Luongo has been in net for the past two meetings and posted his only shutouts of the season.