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Luongo Cheered In Relief Appearance

from Cam Cole of the Vanocuver Sun,

“How did it look?” Vigneault said, to a query about his starting goaltender’s evening. “You know, he tried hard. You’re going to get nights like that.”

The fans, who had booed liberally as the score mounted, greeted Luongo like a long-lost son, roaring their approval from the moment he doffed his baseball cap and plopped the mask on the top of his head until he sprinted to the net, reaching a top-end speed rarely glimpsed before.

As with Manti Te’o and his non-existent dead girlfriend, you can’t make this stuff up.

“It was disappointing for everybody. I really wasn’t expecting to go in,” said Luongo, who didn’t want to make too much of the switch, or of Schneider’s abortive debut.

“The kid’s got a tremendous amount of talent, I’m not worried about him at all. It’s one game. He’s so strong mentally, he’ll have no problem bouncing back.”

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LaLongo wasn’t a whole lot better than Schneider.

Posted by timbits on 01/20/13 at 12:38 PM ET

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