ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Cory Schneider’s emergence in goal for Vancouver has raised questions about whether stalwart Roberto Luongo will soon be traded.
For now, the Canucks can sure put both of them to good use.
Schneider made 22 saves and Mason Raymond had a power-play goal and an assist in the second period to lead Vancouver past the sputtering Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Thursday night, the fourth straight win for the Canucks.
“That’s what he’s always done for us. He’s always come in in these situations in the past,” said coach Alain Vigneault, who gave Schneider his first action in 11 days.
Daniel Sedin, Chris Higgins and Jannik Hansen also had goals for the Canucks. Tom Gilbert spoiled the shutout on a power-play slap shot with 12:35 left for the Wild. Luongo has the league’s third-best goals-against average and played the last four games, but he has struggled…
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