After watching goaltender Cory Schneider handle a full practice workload, Vancouver media types assumed he would regain his starting role for the playoffs.
Schneider looked fully recovered from his undisclosed injury. Former starter Roberto Luongo got shelled at the end of the regular season.That was one of the ugliest games of his career.
All this added up to a Game 1 start for Schneider.
And then Luongo told reporters that he, in fact, was starting. It turns out that Schneider isn't so healthy after all -- even though he participated in the morning skate.
"Schneider just isn't ready or healthy yet," coach Alain Vigneault told reporters.
Rookie Joe Cannata will back up Luongo against the Sharks. As for Roberto, this is his chance to write a much happier ending to what has been a most difficult season.