As Saturday’s game wore on, you could see Raymond’s confidence building. He was carrying the puck through the neutral zone and making good passes in the offensive zone…
The Canucks’ persistence with him is paying off. When he regains his confidence, he’ll be a difference maker.
Those who think they were right in scratching him against the Wild, recall how Vancouver played. They were flat, slow, and devoid of emotion — all qualities Raymond would’ve brought to the table considering he has something to prove right now.
They lost 2-0. Not only was it not a good move, it was a horribly wrong move.
3. Luongo always responds
Going into Chicago and playing the Canucks biggest rivals — that’s pressure. Roberto Luongo responded in a massive way and really, could’ve had a shutout. The Hawks’ one regulation goal was impossible for any goalie to stop.
His stats from the game:
Playing well in pressure situations — that’s what Luongo does.