Friday, June 17, 2011
Canucks choke; Where was Roberto Luongo?
Leading 3-2 in the series Canucks needed one victory to win the Stanley Cup. They blew it in game 6 and 7 and lost the series 4-3. While the offense sputtered scoring total of 7 goals in the series (3 the most they scored in a game) shocking surprise was performance of goalie Roberto Luongo. In first three Cup home games he shined earning victories with two shutouts allowing two goals. On the road it was a different story as the Bruins shot past him allowing 15 goals in those three road games all losses. Then came game 7 at home where he shined. He went from shining to goat allowing three goals and getting pulled again. Bruins took game 7 with score of 4-0 and won the Stanley Cup. Canucks now have questions to answer on why didn't they perform especially Roberto Luongo. Why is his Stanley Cup performance shockingly surprising? He's currently one of top goalies in the league. A Stanley Cup win would have cemented him to elite status to go along with his Olympic gold medal performance after taking over and leading Team Canada when they were at crossroads. You thought he would do a good job behind the net under pressure like he did during the Olympics. Instead being gold in the Stanley Cup finals he end laying a big giant piece of turd nugget. Luongo choked when it mattered the most. Where was Luongo head on the road and game 7? Did Luongo ran out of gas? How come the coach didn't start backup Cory Schneider for the road games? Where was the Canucks offense? Too many questions for Canucks to answer on this choke job.