It is a story that's not going away no matter how much Roberto Luongo wishes it would. Backup Cory Schneider makes his seventh straight National Hockey League start Thursday night for the Vancouver Canucks.

Coach Alain Vigneault has not yet reached the point where concern over Luongo's inactivity trumps Schneider's activity. But he will.

Vigneault noted that there was a 14-6 split in his goalies' workload during last season's historic 17-1-2 run that carried the Canucks to the top of the National Hockey League.