It takes a lot to overshadow the goalies in Vancouver. Ryan Kesler returning couldn’t do it. A controversial disallowed goal couldn’t do it. Three straight fights initiated by a line the Dallas Stars dubbed the Hansons couldn’t do it. Not even Henrik Sedin could do it. Not even on his historic, record-setting night. In a game where everything happened, it still came down to Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo. And the latter didn’t even play. Maybe he should have. Schneider was beat for two brutal goals — a couple of McSchofties — and was one of the reasons the Canucks blew a 3-1 lead and spoiled Henrik’s night. Brenden Dillon was another. He’s the Surrey kid with the Sedin posters on his wall back home who scored the winner in a 4-3 come-from-two-goals-down Dallas victory. You can’t make this stuff up. Head coach Alain Vigneault made the call to go back to Schneider, even after Roberto Luongo stoned the Minnesota Wild Wednesday to take the NHL lead in goals against average.
Goaltending gaffes the story in historic 4-3 loss to Stars
Vancouver Province | Feb 16