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Roberto Luongo

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NUMBER: 1 BIRTHDATE: April 4, 1979  (AGE 36)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Montreal, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 217 DRAFTED: NYI / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 1st   (4th overall)
<span class="txt18Strg">All-Star Profile </span><br /> <br /> <a href="#quick"><b>QUICK FACTS</b></a><br /> <a href="#he"><b>HE SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#they"><b>THEY SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#news"><b>IN THE NEWS</b></a><br /> <a href="#video"><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b></a><br /> <br /> <a name="quick"></a><b>QUICK FACTS</b><br /> He will be participating in his third All-Star game (2004, 2007). He led all Western Conference goaltenders in fan balloting in the two previous seasons (484,861 votes for 2007, 263,221 for 2008). <br /> <br /> In his first two All-Star appearances he has won the goaltending competition in the skills contest. In 2004, Bill Guerin was the only player to score on him and in 2007, Sidney Crosby was the only one to beat him -- &quot;I'd never faced (Crosby) in a shootout before, only seen him on TV. I thought he'd try something fancy, but he kept it simple and that's why he scored.&quot; <br /> <br /> He made 37 saves in the inaugural Youngstars game in 2002, recording the win. <br /> <br /> <a name="he"></a><b>HE SAID IT</b><br /> On the players he would least like to face in the shootout: &quot;There are a few guys. One of them thankfully is on my team this year, which is (Pavol) Demitra. I think in the past he's had my number in a shootout. So I'm happy to see him (on my side). And other guys like a Milan Hejduk (Colorado) and Alex Ovechkin (Washington), those guys have great hands. So it's hard to figure out what they're going to do.&quot; <br /> <br /> On being named captain: &quot;I never gave it much thought because I never thought it could happen. When the idea came up, I jumped at it right away. It would be cool to wear the 'C' but, at the same time, it's not a big deal. Just the fact I've been named captain in a great organization is an honor in itself.&quot; <br /> <br /> On his role as captain: &quot;I do embrace the challenge, and I enjoy it very much. I don't think it really gives me a lot of added responsibility when I'm on the ice or in the locker room per se. I do try to speak up in the locker room. But only what comes natural to me. I don't really try to go out of my comfort zone or get me distracted by things like that. But so far it's really something that I love and that I embrace.&quot; <br /> <br /> On his injury earlier this season: &quot;Once you are in that kind of pain you always think of the worst right away. For the first 24 hours there I was pretty worried ... as long as I'm on the ice, I'm happy. The hardest part is not skating. The fact I'm on the ice, gives me an indication, I'm getting closer.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="they"></a><b>THEY SAID IT</b><br /> Vancouver GM Mike Gillis: &quot;Roberto is our leader and everybody knew it. We feel really strongly (that naming him captain) is the right decision for this organization. This is Roberto's team now and he gets to set the tone.&quot; <br /> <br /> Vancouver Canucks Head Coach Alain Vigneault: &quot;Obviously teams that are coming in here are paying attention to his game ... they are probably talking about it and sometimes when you over-think against a goalie it can be challenging.&quot; <br /> <br /> Vancouver teammate Alex Burrows: &quot;When you know a goalie is in a zone the way Louie (does), you always want to make that extra play or you take that extra second to get it upstairs instead of just shooting it quick and getting it behind him. He's got teams thinking.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="news"></a><b>IN THE NEWS</b><br /> <a href="">Luongo dealing just fine with captaincy</a><br /> <br /> <a name="video"></a><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b><br /> <a href=";id=25754">Hockey Show Guest</a><br /> <a href=";id=23085">How I Met Your Mother - jersey appearance</a><br /> <a href=";id=23085">Canucks TV: Compilation of Saves</a><br /> <br /> <span class="txt14Strg">Career All-Star Game Statistics </span> <div id="asstatsbox" style="border: 1px solid rgb(161, 161, 161); margin: 4px 0px; padding: 0px; float: left; width: 660px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <table width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" border="0" class="asstat"> <tbody> <tr class="headrw"> <td>SEASON</td> <td>TEAM</td> <td>Score</td> <td>R</td> <td align="center">GP</td> <td>W</td> <td align="center">L</td> <td align="center">T</td> <td align="center">MIN</td> <td align="center">GAA</td> <td align="center">GA</td> <td align="center">SOG</td> <td align="center">SPCT</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2003-04</td> <td>East</td> <td>6-4</td> <td>W</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">20</td> <td align="center">3</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">9</td> <td align="center" class="right">0.889</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2006-07</td> <td>West</td> <td>12-9</td> <td>W</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">20</td> <td align="center">9</td> <td align="center">3</td> <td align="center">12</td> <td align="center" class="right">0.75</td> </tr> <tr class="totrw"> <td colspan="4">All-Star Totals</td> <td align="center">2</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">40</td> <td align="center">6</td> <td align="center">4</td> <td align="center">21</td> <td align="center" class="right">0.81</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <script type="text/javascript">jQuery(function(){ jQuery('#asstatsbox').corner('6px'); });</script>
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We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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