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09:32 AM ET 06.12 | Roberto Luongo is standing behind his words, even if the Boston Bruins don't like it. Luongo created a media stir after his Canucks beat the Bruins 1-0 in Game 5 on Friday when he said he would have stopped the game winner by Maxim Lapierre that beat Tim Thomas. The goal came when Kevin Bieksa directed the puck off the kicker board behind the Canucks net and out the other side, where Lapierre quickly flicked the puck off a scrambling Thomas and over the goal line. Luongo said after the game that he would have turned aside Lapierre's effort because, unlike Thomas, he plays back on his goal line. Less than 24 hours later, Luongo wasn't changing his tune, adding that he praised Thomas earlier in the series. The Boston goalie, meanwhile, has failed to offer any kudos to his counterpart.

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June 12, 2011  09:53 AM ET

Yeah, you could've stopped that one and let in half a dozen others. Thomas made saves you couldn't imagine making on Friday, Robooby, so don't waste your time waiting for kudos from the guy at the other end of the ice.

June 12, 2011  10:08 AM ET

But how are you going to stop Timmy from winning the Vezina?

June 12, 2011  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

But how are you going to stop Timmy from winning the Vezina?

You can't. They vote at the end of the regular season.

June 12, 2011  10:53 AM ET

Looking forward to the Canucks win. Nothing better than hearing Boston fans cry about something else.

June 12, 2011  10:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

You can't. They vote at the end of the regular season.

Ed Zachary.

June 12, 2011  11:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Yeah, you could've stopped that one and let in half a dozen others. Thomas made saves you couldn't imagine making on Friday, Robooby, so don't waste your time waiting for kudos from the guy at the other end of the ice.

True enough, but you can't escape the fact that Thomas got burned twice this series by playing too far out of the net.

June 12, 2011  11:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

True enough, but you can't escape the fact that Thomas got burned twice this series by playing too far out of the net.

Do you think he'll change his style of play now? With the Cup on the line? The Bruins scored two goals in three games in Vancouver. Had they score a couple more in any game there, we wouldn't even talk about it.

June 12, 2011  11:26 AM ET

He meant to say that from watching the end of game 4 from the bench after getting pulled, he felt the law of averages would have been favorable for him to make that save. Possibly he could have been refering to the fact that he could have made that save in game 5 because he was better rested than Thomas.

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June 12, 2011  11:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Do you think he'll change his style of play now? With the Cup on the line? The Bruins scored two goals in three games in Vancouver. Had they score a couple more in any game there, we wouldn't even talk about it.

No, I certainly hope he won't change his style now. I'm just saying that going out of the net has its shortcomings and it happened twice this series.

This is the Nucks, they can't be positive about anything.

June 12, 2011  11:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Do you think he'll change his style of play now? With the Cup on the line? The Bruins scored two goals in three games in Vancouver. Had they score a couple more in any game there, we wouldn't even talk about it.

Or saved a few from the dozen scored at home. It's going 7, that's what I've been saying and O.T. Or Thomas could be due for his bad game.

June 12, 2011  11:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Or saved a few from the dozen scored at home. It's going 7, that's what I've been saying and O.T. Or Thomas could be due for his bad game.

Probably right....

June 12, 2011  11:48 AM ET

Luongo created a media stir after his Canucks beat the Bruins 1-0 in Game 5 on Friday when he said he would have stopped the game winner by Maxim Lapierre that beat Tim Thomas
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What a silly remark...Does this guy secretly post on these threads somewhere under an assumed name and Avatar?

June 12, 2011  11:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

No, I certainly hope he won't change his style now. I'm just saying that going out of the net has its shortcomings and it happened twice this series. This is the Nucks, they can't be positive about anything.

Too bad the Trade deadline has passed or else they may have been able to make a play for MA Fleury to seal the deal for them... : )

June 12, 2011  11:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

But how are you going to stop Timmy from winning the Vezina?

Change the name of the trophy to Roy.

June 12, 2011  12:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Too bad the Trade deadline has passed or else they may have been able to make a play for MA Fleury to seal the deal for them... : )

Why would either of these teams want Fluery?

June 12, 2011  12:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Why would either of these teams want Fluery?

Didn't he win a Stanley Cup with Perfect Goal tending?

June 12, 2011  12:25 PM ET

LOL Luongo gave up 12 goals in 2 games and got yanked in Game 4. Thomas gave up 5 goals the entire series. Shut up Luongo. You still suck.

June 12, 2011  12:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Yeah, you could've stopped that one and let in half a dozen others. Thomas made saves you couldn't imagine making on Friday, Robooby, so don't waste your time waiting for kudos from the guy at the other end of the ice.

This series is turning into a soap opera, and to be hones,t I lost interest a long, long time ago. Whoever wins, good for them....but really I find it hard to give a damn either way.

 
June 12, 2011  12:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

True enough, but you can't escape the fact that Thomas got burned twice this series by playing too far out of the net.

neither goalie has really been the difference, just like no one player has done enough to truly stand out.

I think back to the playoff performances of guys like Giguere, Roy, Hasek, Forsberg, Pronger, Neidermayer (to name some a few), and these players truly stood out, dominated and led their respective teams deep in playoffs...

Neither of these two teams have any player that will ever be remembered for their performances. The Conn Smythe this year should go to nobody.

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