Another edition of Today in Canucks History or simply hash-tagged #TICH, our feature is about a streak of ‘goose egg hockey’ played by Roberto Luongo.
November 12, 2008: After posting three consecutive shutouts, Roberto Luongo set a Vancouver Canucks club record of 222:36 of shutout hockey until he was scored on by the Colorado Avalanche.
The road to the Canucks’ shutout record
It started on November 4th when the Vancouver Canucks beat the Nashville Predators 4-0 at Rogers Arena. A night where we saw Kyle Wellwood score 2 goals and Roberto Luongo had 24 saves to post the first shutout of the streak.
Continuing the shutout streak on November 6th, Roberto Luongo made 28 saves from 28 SOG as Bieksa notched the only tally to win 1-0.
Two nights later, on November 8th, the Canucks beat Minnesota 2-0 with a 29 save effort from Luongo, blanking the Wild.
On the last game of the home-stand,on this day (November 12) in 2008, the Colorado Avalanche finally scored on Lu to tie the game, and more importantly, they snapped Luongo’s shutout streak at 1:28 into the 3rd period. The scorer? Marek Svatos ties up the game to send it into a shoot out. The Canucks fell to the Colorado Avalanche that night in a SO decision. 2-1.
That was a nice streak for Roberto Luongo, and it was a catalyst to having him make his way to the Canucks club record books.
Here are a few of his other Canucks records:
Most wins in a season: 47
Most shutouts in a season: 9
Most wins as a Canuck: 252
Most shutouts: 38
Just a small reminder of how good Roberto was as a member of the Vancouver Canucks…
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