As good as the Vancouver Canucks have been offensively, Roberto Luongo has been equally good in at the other end of the ice. The Canucks are on top of the overall NHL standings, and Luongo is a big reason why.
Vancouver won its first three games after the All-Star break, and Luongo excelled in his two starts, shutting out Phoenix 6-0 on the road on Wednesday and stopping 42 of 45 shots against Chicago two nights later in a 4-3 win.
Overall, Luongo has won his last four starts, and he's 14-0-5 in his last 19 decisions. His 2.24 goals-against average and .926 save percentage would both be career bests – and improvements on his career marks of 2.55 and .917. He's giving the Canucks the kind of goaltending they'll need if they hope to make a long run this spring.