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A late-night duel worth staying up for

Posted on: April 18, 2010 1:23 am
Edited on: April 18, 2010 1:24 am
By Erin Brown

If you are a fan of goaltending duels, it pays to be a night owl.

The Vancouver Canucks-Los Angeles Kings matchup is shaping as a goaltending clinic put on by Roberto Luongo and Jonathan Quick .

Through two games, Luongo and Quick have played evenly, each posting a league-leading 2.21 goals-against average. Quick, however, gets the edge in save percentage. He tops all postseason goaltenders with a mark of .928, while Luongo is fourth at .915.

Whereas other series have involved at least one meltdown by a netminder thus far, Luongo and Quick have been downright stubborn in letting pucks get through. And that's pretty impressive given the offensive talent they're facing from players like Vancouver's Henrik Sedin or Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar among others.

Unfortunately, since all the games in this series begin at 10 p.m. and the first two have gone to overtime on both occasions, those needing to be up early for work likely are missing out on some great netminding.


Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: April 18, 2010 11:40 pm

A late-night duel worth staying up for

  Well now Erin, guess ya need to be living on the West Coast and ya won't have this problem.  Doesn't seem to be a problem for me here in LA.  Here here to an LA Kings win tomorrow in 5 OT's at Staples Center.  I'll be there and that would be a good reason to not have to go into work on Tuesday.  Just messing with ya.  I empathize with you about late games.  The thing I do like about when I visit the East Coast, is that the sports don't start on TV until 7pm, unlike here where it's 4pm and I am not yet home from work.  I have to DVR something if I want to catch a whole game.  It is what it is though.  GO KINGS GO!!!!!!!!  Lets gets game 3 tomorrow night.  Wink

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