Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Rough night for Roberto Luongo

Roberto Luongo, Duncan Keith, Dustin Byfuglien, Patrick Kane, Troy Brouwer

Vancouver Canucks’ Roberto Luongo, bottom, kneels on the ice as Chicago Blackhawks’ Duncan Keith, top from left, Dustin Byfuglien, Patrick Kane and Troy Brouwer celebrate Byfuglien’s goal during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series at GM Place in Vancouver, Saturday, May 9, 2009. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)


Going into this game, my question was whether the Chicago Blackhawks could overcome their often criticized goaltending to beat the Vancouver Canucks. As it turns out, it was Roberto Luongo who had a rough night at the United Center. Again.

The gold medal winning goalie banged his stick in frustration as the first period ended, allowing 5 goals on 14 shots. One of those goals was credited to Andrew Ladd, the man who Ryan Kesler once called a coward and then dodged (although apparently that’s just an example of “Kes being Kes”). To the surprise of few, the game has been full of fights so far.

As you may remember, this isn’t the first time that Luongo struggled in Chicago. The Blackhawks drubbed the Canucks 7-5 to take a 4-2 series win on the strength of Patrick Kane’s first career playoff hat trick.

Follow Pro Hockey Talk on Twitter