VANCOUVER -- There may be lingering questions about Cory Schneider’s health heading into the Stanley Cup Playoffs after he missed the final two games to rest a "body" injury that the Vancouver Canucks insist is minor.
There is no question, however, that a healthy Schneider is the Canucks' No. 1 option when the playoffs do start.
GAA: 2.11 | SVP: 0.927
Longtime starter Roberto Luongo wasted no time rattling off a list of superlatives when asked why Schneider has been so good, including a surprisingly direct comparison and several elements Luongo has tried to implement himself.
"He's obviously much quicker than I am," Luongo told NHL.com. "He's technical and he's quick, he's always in perfect position to make the save. When you are playing that way, and also as athletic as he is -- so if he does have to make a scramble save he has the ability to do that as well -- it's tough to beat him."