Contrasting Goalie Styles
BOSTON (AP) – Robert Luongo and Tim Thomas have drastically
different styles with one overriding similarity.
The stay-at-home goalie and the roamer are two of the NHL's best
at their position.
At times, the approach that has worked so well fails: Thomas
vacating the net on an overtime goal that gave Vancouver a win in
Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals, then Luongo filling the crease
with his full 6-foot-3 height but still letting eight goals fly by
in Boston's win in Game 3.
But their biggest mistake would be to change their styles.
They're not about to do that in Game 4 on Wednesday night with
the Canucks leading the Bruins 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
Thomas led the NHL with a 2.00 goals against average and Luongo was
second at 2.11.
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