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March 4, 2014 | Wire reports
NHL trade deadline day was widely expected to be busy. The day before might prove to be even wilder. Several big-name hockey players were on the move Tuesday, 24 hours before time for dealing runs out, including star goalie Roberto Luongo , who was ushered out of Vancouver and sent back to Florida eight years after he was sent packing. The Panthers, on their way to missing the playoffs for the 13th time in 14 seasons, dealt goalie Jacob Markstrom and forward Shawn Matthias to the Canucks for Luongo and forward Steven Anthony . "We're getting a great goaltender, a proven commodity," Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon said.
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March 10, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the last week: + In his first start for Florida after being traded by the Vancouver Canucks, goaltender Roberto Luongo stopped 25 shots for the Panthers' first regular-season shutout in nearly two years. Luongo, who played for Florida earlier in his career, found his old Pink Panther-themed mask for just the right note. + Ryan Miller is 4-0 since the Blues acquired him from Buffalo last week, helping St. Louis erase the Ducks' once-commanding lead in the West.
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October 17, 2009 | Associated Press
Dustin Boyd and Brian McGrattan each had a goal and an assist, and Miikka Kiprusoff made 26 saves in the Calgary Flames' 5-3 victory against the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night. Curtis Glencross, Nigel Dawes and Dion Phaneuf also scored for the Flames (5-2-1), who built a 5-0 lead and chased Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo after two periods. Rick Rypien, Mikael Samuelsson and Christian Ehrhoff scored for Vancouver (2-4-0). With the victory, Calgary ended a three-game winless streak and moved into a tie with the Colorado Avalanche for top spot in the Northwest Division.
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March 4, 2014 | Wire reports
NHL trade deadline day was widely expected to be busy. The day before might prove to be even wilder. Several big-name hockey players were on the move Tuesday, 24 hours before time for dealing runs out, including star goalie Roberto Luongo , who was ushered out of Vancouver and sent back to Florida eight years after he was sent packing. The Panthers, on their way to missing the playoffs for the 13th time in 14 seasons, dealt goalie Jacob Markstrom and forward Shawn Matthias to the Canucks for Luongo and forward Steven Anthony . "We're getting a great goaltender, a proven commodity," Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon said.
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March 10, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the last week: + In his first start for Florida after being traded by the Vancouver Canucks, goaltender Roberto Luongo stopped 25 shots for the Panthers' first regular-season shutout in nearly two years. Luongo, who played for Florida earlier in his career, found his old Pink Panther-themed mask for just the right note. + Ryan Miller is 4-0 since the Blues acquired him from Buffalo last week, helping St. Louis erase the Ducks' once-commanding lead in the West.
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June 30, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
The long-running goaltending saga in Vancouver came to a merciful, if not stunning, finish Sunday at the NHL's Entry Draft in Newark, N.J. It had looked as though goalie Roberto Luongo and his onerous contract would be moved out of Vancouver. Instead it was the younger and less expensive Cory Schneider going from the Canucks to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for the No. 9 pick. With that selection, the Canucks took forward Bo Horvat of the London Knights. So instead of succeeding Luongo in Vancouver, Schneider will be doing that with New Jersey incumbent Martin Brodeur, who turned 41 in May. Vancouver GM Mike Gillis said on TSN, a Canadian cable network, that this was the first time he had had this high of a draft choice in his tenure with the Canucks and that the team had explored various options during the goalie saga.
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April 26, 2007 | Lonnie White and Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writers
Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo said he expected to see the Ducks feature an assortment of techniques to distract him in Game 1 Wednesday night. And he was right. When Andy McDonald scored the Ducks' first goal of the series, it came on a first-period power play that featured defenseman Scott Niedermayer and forward Chris Kunitz parked in front of the Canucks' goal.
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March 5, 2006 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
The Kings have gone beyond merely inquiring about Florida Panther goaltender Roberto Luongo and are pressing hard to work out a "blockbuster" deal, a league source said. The package would include King goaltender Mathieu Garon and the Panthers' choice of prospects currently at minor league Manchester, the source said. The Panthers are said to be still unsure whether to move Luongo, considered an elite NHL goaltender.
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June 21, 2006 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
The Kings are once again pursuing Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo, a league source said Tuesday. The Kings are believed to be discussing a multi-player package, with forwards Alexander Frolov and Dustin Brown and goaltender Mathieu Garon among the names being discussed. Dean Lombardi, the Kings' general manager, declined to comment.
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January 4, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
Some, but not all, of the signs pointed toward Kings goalie Jonathan Quick making his first start since injuring his groin on Nov. 12 against the Buffalo Sabres. Tangible: Quick left the ice at Saturday's morning skate at about the same time as rookie goalie Martin Jones. And Quick appeared to come through the brief session unscathed. If Quick is activated for Saturday night's game against Vancouver at Staples Center, then it appears Jones would go back to Manchester (N.H.) of the American Hockey League.
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January 4, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
Some, but not all, of the signs pointed toward Kings goalie Jonathan Quick making his first start since injuring his groin on Nov. 12 against the Buffalo Sabres. Tangible: Quick left the ice at Saturday's morning skate at about the same time as rookie goalie Martin Jones. And Quick appeared to come through the brief session unscathed. If Quick is activated for Saturday night's game against Vancouver at Staples Center, then it appears Jones would go back to Manchester (N.H.) of the American Hockey League.
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June 30, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
The long-running goaltending saga in Vancouver came to a merciful, if not stunning, finish Sunday at the NHL's Entry Draft in Newark, N.J. It had looked as though goalie Roberto Luongo and his onerous contract would be moved out of Vancouver. Instead it was the younger and less expensive Cory Schneider going from the Canucks to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for the No. 9 pick. With that selection, the Canucks took forward Bo Horvat of the London Knights. So instead of succeeding Luongo in Vancouver, Schneider will be doing that with New Jersey incumbent Martin Brodeur, who turned 41 in May. Vancouver GM Mike Gillis said on TSN, a Canadian cable network, that this was the first time he had had this high of a draft choice in his tenure with the Canucks and that the team had explored various options during the goalie saga.
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March 17, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: PLUSES + Kudos to Vancouver Canucks goaltenders Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider for appearing in a four-minute video that spoofed their much-hyped rivalry for the No. 1 job. Produced by Canada's TSN, the skit is funny and clever as it portrays the two trying to top each other while pretending to be friends. They turned a controversy into a comedy and did it well. + The Pittsburgh Penguins extended their winning streak to nine Sunday with a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins, vaulting past Montreal for the East lead, though the Canadiens have two games in hand.
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January 29, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
The Stanley Cup rings fans received Monday night at Staples Center were replicas of the real thing. The Kings' comeback against the Vancouver Canucks was genuine - and reminiscent of the performances during their unlikely Cup drive last spring. Jeff Carter lifted a backhander past goaltender Roberto Luongo for the only goal in the shootout, propelling the Kings to a 3-2 victory over the Canucks before an emotionally spent crowd. The triumph was the second this season for the Kings (2-2-1)
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January 15, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Five questions 1 Can the Kings repeat as Stanley Cup champions? No one has won the Cup two years in a row since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998. In the Kings' favor: The lockout gave them time to recover from the usual Cup hangover, and their roster stayed intact. Not in their favor: They'll open without center Anze Kopitar (sprained knee) and defenseman Willie Mitchell (knee surgery). They were 29th in scoring last season and need more punch on the left side to escape being a No. 8 playoff seed again.
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April 15, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
  The Kings, trying to take a 3-0 playoff series lead for the first time in their history, will face a different goaltender Sunday night at Staples Center than they faced in the first two games of their series against the Vancouver Canucks. Cory Schneider will start in goal instead of Roberto Luongo, the Canucks announced Sunday afternoon. It's more an effort to shake things up than an indictment of Luongo, but it's an interesting move by the top-seeded Canucks.
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April 27, 2007 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Maybe the Ducks have the secret to solving the riddle that is Roberto Luongo. No one else does. With a career-high 47 victories in his first season with Vancouver, Luongo proved he is among the NHL's top goaltenders. Tonight, as he leads the Canucks into Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals in Anaheim, Luongo will try to confirm that. The Ducks, though, have had their way with the 28-year-old Montreal native.
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January 15, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Five questions 1 Can the Kings repeat as Stanley Cup champions? No one has won the Cup two years in a row since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998. In the Kings' favor: The lockout gave them time to recover from the usual Cup hangover, and their roster stayed intact. Not in their favor: They'll open without center Anze Kopitar (sprained knee) and defenseman Willie Mitchell (knee surgery). They were 29th in scoring last season and need more punch on the left side to escape being a No. 8 playoff seed again.
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June 13, 2011 | Helene Elliott
From Boston The Stanley Cup finals again boomeranged from one coast to the other and one extreme to the other, returning to Vancouver for a seventh-game finale Wednesday that might make this series memorable for reasons better than the biting, taunting and smarmy hits by both teams. A record-setting early barrage by the Boston Bruins in a 5-2 victory Monday chased Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo to the bench and put the Cup back in its packing case. The Bruins have never played a Game 7 in the Cup finals; the Canucks have never won the Cup. They reached this climactic moment after the Bruins made it six straight wins for the home team and outscored the Canucks, 17-3, in three games at TD Garden.
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