|Canucks swap G Luongo for Schneider in Game 3|
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|Sunday, 15 April 2012 16:54|
Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault announced the goalie switch Sunday, several hours before the Presidents' Trophy-winning Canucks attempted to avoid an 0-3 start against with the eighth-seeded Kings.
Vigneault says the Canucks' two 4-2 home losses to the Kings weren't Luongo's fault, but he hopes the switch will change the momentum.
Luongo led the Canucks to the Stanley Cup finals last season, but lost Game 7 to Conn Smythe Trophy-winning goalie Tim Thomas of Boston.
Schneider's five brief playoff appearances last year were his first NHL postseason experience. He went 20-8-1 with a stellar 1.96 goals-against average this season as Luongo's backup.