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Luongo Will Start Game 7 For Canucks

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John Scott and Roberto Luongo

Vancouver Canucks’ Roberto Luongo, bottom, has words with Chicago Blackhawks’ John Scott, far left, as he leaves the ice after being replaced by backup goalie Cory Schneider during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs first-round series in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Thursday, April 21, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

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CHICAGO (CBS) Despite being pulled from two games, and giving up the game-winning game in overtime of a third, Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo will start in the deciding game of the Blackhawks-Canucks first round series.

Luongo has struggled in the playoffs, especially against the Blackhawks, and his mental toughness has been questioned by many.

The Canucks got off to a 3-0 series lead before the Blackhawks began their comeback. Chicago routed Vancouver in Games 4 and 5 before winning Game 6 in overtime.

With a win on Tuesday night, the Blackhawks will become only the fourth team in NHL history to win a playoff sereis after trailing 3-0.

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