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Canucks will look to backup Schneider when they visit Bruins

TSN.ca Staff

1/7/2012 12:51:40 AM

The Vancouver Canucks will look to backup goaltender Cory Schneider when they visit the Boston Bruins in a Stanley Cup Final rematch on Saturday afternoon.

While Roberto Luongo is coming off a 3-0 shutout victory over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, the last time he faced the Bruins was during the Stanley Cup Final where he was chased from the net in Game 2 and Game 3. He went 0-3 in the three games in Boston during the series and posted a 8.05 goals-against average and a .773 save percentage.

Schneider, a Boston native, will get his first NHL start in his hometown. The 25-year-old played three years in goal for the Boston College Eagles.

Schneider brings a 2.16 goals-against average and .931 save percentage into Saturday's contest.