The Canucks would have had a good chance to win.
It wasn't Luongo's best game, but that being said, the guys in front of him didn't look like they were particularly interested in playing a whole lot of defense. They looked more like they were all a bunch of school kids who were waiting for the final bell before summer vacation.
Benching Luongo was a means of snapping their collective chains, and it worked. That's the kind of thing a good coach does to get results.
I'm happy most posters here have recognized that Luongo getting pulled last night was not a reflection of his play, but the play of the defense in front of him. Luo let in that 1 weak goal but the others he was hung out to dry completely by some of the worst defensive zone coverage I've seen from the Canucks in a long time. So kudos to you all for seeing this.
Apparently the crowd last night was filled with the ignorant, blind, Luongo-hating contingent of our fans as they failed to realize this and cheered Luongo off the ice (or Schnieder onto it... same difference). I thought that was utterly disgusting! Shame on you morons who did that! You are the ones who make me say that I love my Canucks, but I hate Canucks fans.