ANOTHER DAY OF REST
The Vancouver Canucks took another well-deserved day off on Thursda. No players were to be found at GM Place, but Roberto Luongo
held a media conference call at 11 a.m.
Luongo discussed everything from his all-time favourite playoff goaltender, Patrick Roy, to the lengthy amount of time off the Canucks have as they await their second round opponent.
“Getting these first couple days off here is really giving me a chance to reenergize myself a little bit and obviously I’m looking forward to getting back on the ice tomorrow and just getting some work in and getting ready for the first game,” said Luongo.
Vancouver’s all-star netminder, who only allowed five goals in the opening round and currently sports a sparkling .962 save percentage, said it’s business as usual for him as of Friday.
He’ll practice with the team in full for the next week, taking breaks to work with goaltending consultant Ian Clark when needed.
“I’m definitely going to get some work with him done and work on a few things and make sure that if there are any issues that need to be addressed that we’ll address those.”
Rumours were swirling following Vancouver’s 3-2 overtime win in Game 4 that Luongo was injured and he’d be taking extra time off this week. That isn’t the case at all.
“I’m skating tomorrow for sure,” said Luongo. “Like I said, it was just the dehydration there weren’t any injuries or anything like that, I’ve heard a few people say that I was hurt but it was just cramping issues so there’s no problems what so ever.”
Luongo and company will hit the ice Friday at 11 a.m. and are expected to practice at least once over the weekend.