The move ended an eight-year run in Vancouver for Luongo.
Team USA will go with Jonathan Quick, while Canada gives Carey Price the nod initially.
In the NHL (and most other sports), rivalries are grown and cultivated by playoff series.
Brent Seabrook will not play when the Blackhawks host the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday night at the United Center.
It seemed a near certainty Roberto Luongo had played his final game in a Vancouver Canucks sweater after Cory Schneider supplanted him as the team’s No. 1 goaltender during last season’s playoffs.
Rookie Andrew Shaw scored 2:42 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night.
Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews will both return to the lineup tonight when the Blackhawks face the Canucks in Vancouver.
Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo has been ruled out of tonight’s game against the Blackhawks in Vancouver.
You can’t fault fans for still thinking about it. It’s only human. Patrick Sharp was standing all alone to Roberto Luongo’s right and Jonathan Toews gave him a perfect pass.
The Bruins emphatically evened the finals with a 5-2 victory in Game 6, sending the series to a decisive Game 7 in Vancouver on Wednesday night.
Daniel and Henrik Sedin were drafted in the very same building where they’ll try to clinch the Vancouver Canucks first-ever Stanley Cup on Monday night.
As a Vancouver native and a member of the Blackhawks, Troy Brouwer is an awkward position with the Canucks playing in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Luongo reportedly was jeered by the crowds at public game-watching parties back in Vancouver when coach Alain Vigneault finally pulled him from Game 4 early in the third period.
Just three days after the Bruins staggered back to Boston, they’ve barged right back into the Stanley Cup finals with two brilliant blowout wins.
The Vancouver Canucks are taking advantage of the lack of accountability the NHL has provided with its hypocritical enforcement of league rules.
Raffi Torres ended an ugly Stanley Cup finals opener with a dramatic flash of beauty as the Vancouver Canucks won Game 1.
The Chicago Blackhawks came back from being down 3-0 in the series. They also came back from a 1-0 deficit in Game 7.
The wild Western Conference quarterfinal series between Chicago and Vancouver has storylines aplenty, the most significant one deals with the Canucks’ goaltending.
Faced with a decisive Game 7 on Tuesday night and the possibility of becoming just the fourth team in NHL history to lose a series after winning the first three games, Vancouver GM Mike Gillis claimed the calls have been one-sided.
The Chicago Blackhawks are looking to do something that only three teams in Stanley Cup Playoff history have ever done