Gameday skate: Canucks in Pittsburgh to take on Crosby and the Penguins

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone tells us Saturday’s five things to look out for.The Vancouver Canucks play their first afternoon game of the season Saturday opposite Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. While Roberto Luongo will be carrying a shutout into Saturday’s game against the Penguins he and the Canucks are well aware that Thursday’s victory over the Sabres will be nothing compared Saturday morning.

Which Canucks goaltender gets the nod for Game 4 and beyond?

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges has an opinion. Roberto Luongo. Pros, the de-facto 1A all season and aside from hiccups in October and March, he put together his most consistent season as a Canuck. Cory Schneider Pros, unflappable cool demeanour, Schneider is the antithesis to Luongo. Tough decision for Mike Gillis, Alain Vigneault and the rest of the Canucks organization.

Game 1: Pittsburgh Penguins 4 vs Vancouver Canucks 3 – Shootout

Canucks insider Keith Vanstone breaks down the Game 1 matchup between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Vancouver Canucks. A 4-3 Penguins shootout win. The shootout served as a stunning showcase of Chris Letang’s talent as well as an enormous flaw in Roberto Luongo’s game.
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