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Luongo Leads the NHL in GAA

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It really looks like almost everyone in this thread is b!@#$ing about having not one, but two goalies with save percentages around the .940 mark...

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After next game Lu plays he will be #1 in SV% as well.

He's only .6% behind Anderson and Andy is not going to keep pace.

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Funny how when Lu plays "lights-out" he's the team's savour and teh reason we won but when Thomas does it, it's no excuse. It works both ways.

Thomas never had a weak game in that SCF and made timely, incredible saves in every game. Lu was able to match his performance in 4 games. Lu wasn't the only reason the team lost - injuries, Hamhuis out etc - but Thomas out-played him in 3 games and that was a factor.

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What does this have to do with Luongo giving up 20 in just over 6 games?

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Those who quote this appear to have selective amnesia when it comes to Thomas's role in that number of goals. Our offence lacked production but not because of chances. Thomas stood on his head for 7 games...Lu for only 4.

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if you take away the first game Luongo's save % goes to .951

try again

and the team has played better in front of Schneider, he's had more than one game where we've given him 4 or more goals of offsensive support. Luongo has had to hold the other team to 2 goals or less in his wins.

They're both playing amazing but if you had to pick who is playing better the stats don't lie, Luongo is outplaying him. Not by much but he still is

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After next game Lu plays he will be #1 in SV% as well.

He's only .6% behind Anderson and Andy is not going to keep pace.

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Yeah we get it. You prefer Luongo over Schneider.

On topic, yes Luongo is doing very well so far, give Cory a mulligan on that first game and his stats are on par as well.

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You could almost swear there are fans of 2 different teams here

Give your heads a shake

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Give Luongo a mulligan on that same game and his numbers are even more sparkling.

Edit: Never mind. Another poster beat me to the punch.

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that is obviously awesome, but we need to see that in the playoffs

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People also forget how Thomas was in Round 3 against the Lightning. Thomas let in 5 goals, for 4 of the games in R3, but the Bruins' offense came up big when it needed to be and compensated for all those goals let in. Lui never gets the benefit of the doubt. Even when he does let in goals, it seems like the team got deflated way too easily and basically let the Bruins' walk all over them. (We were severely injured as well). This wasn't the kind of play that was going to win a Cup, Kesler nearly single-handedly won R2, Lui almost stole us R4.

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Except for the more recent rough patch, Luongo's always been one of the best, if not the best goaltender on the planet. His failures really have been over-exaggerated by the fans who have sky-high expecations that if you don't live up to them, you get thrown under the bus.

RE all the over-the-top criticism, Luongo would be wise to take a page from Derek Jeter's quote, "I play in New York, man. You have to take criticism as part of the challenge." That's how characters like Jeter are able to stay fresh and resillient in an intensive environment.

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And Schneider outplayed Luongo last year, reg and playoffs, but the Luo diehards dont put much stock in that do they?

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well let's just say even if Schneider played in the SCF and say he only gives up 2 goals per game every game which would be amazing stats.. we would have been swept in the finals no? Thomas played good in the series but he sure didn't single handedly won the stanley cup.. having a relatively healthy defense that's led by a norris trophy winner plays a big role in grinding down our half beat up dead tired offense/defense.. and those that keeps going back to last years round 1.. last i checked most of the goals came from an excellent chance due to a giveaway deep in our zone??

btw.. who cares who we keep as a goalie.. if the sedins doesn't get going soon lol we ain't going anywhere anytime soon.. Sedins have been pretty mediocre this year and we played so many games against weak teams that they used to feed on lol.. i'd worry about that before i worry about who's going to be traded in net

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Tim Thomas let in 21 goals in 7 games against the Lightning

Luongo let in 21 goals in 7 games against the Bruins

The Bruins won their series and we didn't, so what was the difference? their team could score.

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The team has played much better in front of Luongo than Schneider, and has faced substantially less shots (27) than Schneider (30). If you remove game 1 in which neither of them played well (and the team was atrocious in front of them)

Luongo - .944 sv %

Schnieder - .945 sv %

Schnieder has also faced substantially more shots short handed (7) while playing in 1 less game.

So no, so far (as great as Lu has been) it has not shown me than Luongo >Schnieder

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yes and the Lu-haters seem to think that was enough for Schneider to take over from Luongo, but now that the situation is reversed it's not enough for him to take it back. interesting

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