Roberto Luongo was named the NHL’s third star of the week on Monday, which is, of course, a nice little honour. But it could have been nicer. At the risk of sounding like a Canadian during the London Olympics, he should have done better than third.
Luongo’s numbers over the week — a 3-0-0 record, a 1.30 goals-against average and a .960 save percentage — were good enough for third place. But one wonders if a shutout would have nudged him a spot or two up the podium.
That shutout nearly came versus the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night. Unfortunately, a Jamie McGinn goal with just seven seconds remaining turned a 3-0 victory into a 3-1 victory.
For many of the Vancouver fans tuned into the game, there was no doubt the goaltender was to blame for this blown shutout. Not Luongo, though — John Garrett, the...