Your Call: Who should the Canucks start in goal in Game 7?

TSN.ca Staff
4/25/2011 12:25:04 PM
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When Cory Schneider left Sunday's Game 6 with an injury early in the third period after a Michael Frolik penalty shot goal, it looked Vancouver's goalie question was already answered.

But Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault said post-game that Schneider was only dealing with cramps and would be available for Game 7, and the question then became which goalie the Canucks should go with in the deciding game of their first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Schneider got the surprise start in Game 6 and made some key saves for the Canucks. The 25-year-old didn't appear daunted by the start - save for a couple of puck handling gaffes - in making 17 saves on 20 shots before leaving with the injury.

Luongo replaced Schneider and wasn't tested much, facing just 13 shots in the third period and overtime combined. The Vezina Trophy nominee hasn't had a great series statistically, with a 3.67 goals against average and just a .885 save percentage, and at this point confidence has to be a question with Luongo. The 32-year-old was the goalie of record for the past two post-seasons when Chicago eliminated the Canucks.

Vigneault declined to name a Game 7 starter on Sunday night.

A Game 7 loss would be devastating to the Canucks and their already-fragile fan base and they'll need a strong performance in net to ensure they aren't eliminated by the Blackhawks for the third straight post-season.

So our question to you is: Who should the Canucks start in net for Game 7 against the Blackhawks on Tuesday?

It's Your Call!

Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider (Photo: Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)


(Photo: Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
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