dbr wrote:I'm not particularly into your 'it takes Luongo weeks to shrug off a bad goal' narrative
I was exaggerating a little when I said it took him three weeks to shrug off Leino's goal. But that goal did spark a three week slump by the entire team and really it took Luongo 4 games after the Buffalo game to get back on track.
But generally, it does take him a while to shrug off bad goals. I hate to keep bringing up the playoffs but his history is there the past three seasons. He almost always follows up a bad game with another...I can point them all out for you if you want me to.
dbr wrote:the Canucks got down a couple of goals and then fell right into the trap of playing the way that makes Luongo look worst
I don't think it's so much the team falling into the trap as much as getting off their game because they lost trust in him. A lot of times you see a team lose their structure and wind up running around it's a result of trying to overcompensate because they're not sure their keeper will stop the puck. A softy like the one he let in today will do that.
dbr wrote:Schneider seems to be better at shutting the door in more wide open games.
So if Lu can play well in one type of game and Schneids can play well in either...hmmm???