Would u have preferred we got swept in the 4 games but lost the games 3-2 3-1 or 3-0??
He stole three games, two of them he flat out stole.
Yeah it probably would have been easier on my system.
So it had nothing to do with the D stepping it up in those stolen games?
But even if he did. That's what is frustrating as a fan. You need consistency no matter how many "Great save Luongo!" Hughson yells. He could be brilliant for 55 minutes, but all it takes is 5 minutes of brutal play and its over. In the regular season, like the last Edmonton game, or when he started in Detroit, there is always the next game. But in the playoffs it can't happen.
Luongo got a shutout in game 1 and had another strong effort in game 2's OT win
Then the entire team played like crap and got torched for 8 goals in game 3, where was there any reason for the forwards mentality to change based on games 1 on 2 when Luongo played so well? game 3 was scoreless after 1 as well so it's not like they were out of it right away either
So its the team that got "torched for 8 goals in game 3"? And it was 12 GAA in games 3 & 4. I think that's some kind of record. Game 6 we lost 5-2, which doesn't sound too too lopsided, but then you consider that the Bruins' first four goals occurred in a span of 4 minutes and 14 seconds during the first period, setting a Finals record for the fastest four goals scored by a team. That's what I'm talking about. Of course the rest of the team needed to score, but when goals are going in faster than lightning behind them how could they? You don't think that affects the psychology of the skaters?
Look maybe you guys can overlook those performances or believe that Luongo has somehow changed since then. Good for you. I wish I had that kind of faith but I just don't anymore. Not after not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 questionable playoff performances. The sooner he is gone, and Cory can stop looking over his shoulder and take the mantle the better. He may not even be as spectacular sometimes as Lu, but he's more consistent and the team plays more confident in front of him.