• SHARE:
  • email
  • Bookmark and Share

Luongo comes off bench for Canucks after Schneider allows 3 goals in 3 minutes

VANCOUVER - Hold off on the Roberto Luongo trade rumours for now.

The veteran goaltender made an unexpected appearance in the Vancouver Canucks' season opener Saturday night against the Anaheim Ducks.

Vancouver's former No. 1 netminder replaced new starter Cory Schneider six and half minutes into the second period after the Canucks surrendered three quick goals.

Schneider was pulled after allowing goals to Corey Perry and Kyle Palmeiri just 11 seconds apart, although defensive gaffes by his teammates created the opportunities. Daniel Winnik's second goal of the game came roughly three minutes earlier.

Luongo, 32, was expected to be traded after Schneider displaced him as Vancouver's starter during the first round of last season's Stanley Cup playoffs.

But Vancouver general manager Mike Gillis has found no takers since Luongo said after the season he would waive his no-trade clause.

The Canucks signed Schneider to a new three-year, US$12-million contract in June.

More Stories

Vancouver Canucks know success on the power play is key for playoff return

WHISTLER, B.C. - The Vancouver Canucks know a return to the playoffs will largely hinge on...

New Canucks Vrbata, Bonino get taste of what life will be like playing in Canada

WHISTLER, B.C. - Two of the newest Vancouver Canucks have already been introduced to what life...

Ryan Miller still surprised he landed in the Vancouver Canucks' crease

WHISTLER, B.C. - Ryan Miller still can't quite believe where ended up. In his first training...

Canucks coach Willie Desjardins went the distance to learn about his players

WHISTLER, B.C. - Willie Desjardins went to great lengths—and travelled great distances—to...
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter

Will the Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen agree on a contract before the start of the regular season?




Contests

Our Partners