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Cup finals goalies stick to different styles

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BOSTON (AP) - Robert Luongo and Tim Thomas have drastically different styles with one overriding similarity.

The stay-at-home goalie and the roamer are two of the NHL's best at their position.

At times, the approach that has worked so well fails: Thomas vacating the net on an overtime goal that gave Vancouver a win in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals, then Luongo filling the crease with his full 6-foot-3 height but still letting eight goals fly by in Boston's win in Game 3.

But their biggest mistake would be to change their styles.

They're not about to do that in Game 4 on Wednesday night with the Canucks leading the Bruins 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. Thomas led the NHL with a 2.00 goals against average and Luongo was second at 2.11.

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