Bruins Vs. Canucks, Game 5: Roberto Luongo Will Start For Vancouver

Roberto Luongo hasn't exactly been on top of his game as of late, surrendering 11 goals in the last two games of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. Despite Luongo's struggles, he will still be in net when the Canucks face the Bruins in Game 5 on Friday night at 8 p.m. EDT.

"My gut at that time told me that putting Schneids in was the right thing to do, but it was just a one-[time] thing," Vigneault said. "Roberto is the guy. He's my guy, and he's playing. It's that simple." (via WEEI)

Luongo was benched in the third period of Game 4 in favor of backup Corey Schneider, a native of Marblehead, MA and a graduate of Boston College. Schneider recorded nine saves on nine shots in 16 minutes.

In four games this series, Luongo has 110 saves on 124 shots (14 goals allowed). Luongo has 597 saves on 652 shots (55 goals allowed) in 21 games in the 2011 postseason.

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