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Vancouver Canucks pull star Roberto Luongo after giving up fourth goal

Wednesday, 06.08.2011 / 11:08 PM / News

The Canadian Press

BOSTON - The Vancouver Canucks have pulled Roberto Luongo in the third period of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals after the star goalie allowed his 12th goal in two games.

The Canucks appeared headed to their second straight blowout loss Wednesday night after Rich Peverley scored his second goal at 3:39 of the third period, putting the Bruins ahead 4-0. Luongo allowed four goals on 20 shots.

Cory Schneider replaced Luongo, who struggled along with his teammates in Boston.

Boston trailed Vancouver 2-1 in the series, but seemed certain to even the finals heading back to Vancouver.

Luongo gave up all eight goals in Vancouver's 8-1 loss in Game 3, but declined coach Alain Vigneault's offer to pull him from that game.

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