May 2, 2013
Luongo can't stop Sharks from drawing first blood
By RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

Vancouver Canucks forward Derek Roy is knocked off his feet by San Jose Sharks defenceman Brad Stuart during NHL playoff action in Vancouver May 1, 2013. (REUTERS/Andy Clark)

You didn't think the Vancouver Canucks goaltending soap opera was over, did you?

There's still another chapter to play out out. Or two. Or three.

Actually, we have no idea how many more twists and turns are left in the Goalies of our Lives.

The latest veering was Roberto Luongo, having been supplanted as the No.-1 netminder and supposed to have been long ago traded, was given the nod for the Canucks Stanley Cup playoff opener against the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday.

However, the man with the 12-year, US$64-million contract that runs through 2021-22, came up short in a 3-1 loss to the Sharks.



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