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NHL: Nashville 2, Vancouver 1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Craig Smith and Nick Spaling scored in the third period Thursday to rally Nashville past Vancouver 2-1.

NHL: Vancouver 2, Edmonton 1

EDMONTON, Alberta, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Roberto Luongo chalked up 28 saves Tuesday to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 2-1 road win over the Edmonton Oilers.

NHL: Vancouver 3, Calgary 2 (SO)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Chris Higgins scored in the fifth round of a shootout Saturday, lifting the Vancouver Canucks over Calgary 3-2 in a brawl-filled contest.

NHL: Los Angeles 3, Vancouver 1

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Jeff Carter scored twice and goalie Jonathan Quick came up big in the closing seconds Saturday, lifting the Los Angeles Kings over Vancouver 3-1.

NHL: Vancouver 2, Calgary 0

CALGARY, Alberta, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Eddie Lack, subbing for the injured Roberto Luongo, logged an 18-save shutout Sunday, hoisting the surging Vancouver Canucks over Calgary 2-0.

NHL: Vancouver 2, Winnipeg 1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Eddie Lack relieved an injured Roberto Luongo in the first period and stopped 15-of-16 shots Sunday in the Vancouver Canucks' 2-1 win over Winnipeg.

NHL: Dallas 4, Vancouver 1

DALLAS, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Jamie Benn and Cotton Sceviour scored 15 seconds apart in the opening period Thursday, starting Dallas on its way to a 4-1 win over Vancouver.

NHL: Minnesota 3, Vancouver 2 (SO)

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Jason Pominville got the only goal of a shootout Tuesday and the Minnesota Wild rallied from a late deficit to end Vancouver's seven-game winning streak, 3-2.

NHL: Vancouver 6, Boston 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Henrik Sedin led Vancouver's offensive assault with a goal and an assist Saturday and the Canucks romped to a seventh straight win, 6-2 over Boston.

NHL: Vancouver 4, Edmonton 0

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Roberto Luongo had to make just 19 saves to pick up his third shutout of the season, carrying Vancouver to a 4-0 win over Edmonton.

NHL: Vancouver 3, Colorado 1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Roberto Luongo stopped 28-of-29 shots and Mike Santorelli scored twice Sunday in the Vancouver Canucks' fourth straight victory, 3-1 over Colorado.

NHL: Vancouver 3, Phoenix 2 (OT)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Chris Higgins scored with 1:23 to play in overtime Friday, bringing Vancouver a 3-2 victory over Phoenix.

NHL: Vancouver 3, Nashville 1

NASHVILLE, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Ryan Kesler scored twice in the third period Tuesday, elevating the Vancouver Canucks over Nashville 3-1.

Canucks' Alex Burrows out at least a month with broken jaw

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Top-line Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows has a broken jaw and will be out of the lineup for about a month, the team said Tuesday.

NHL: New York Rangers 5, Vancouver 2

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Chris Kreider's first career hat trick highlighted an offensive outburst that brought the New York Rangers a 5-2 victory over Vancouver Saturday.
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Vancouver Canucks starting goalie Roberto Luongo looks at the Colorado Avalanche during pre-game warm ups at the Pepsi Center in Denver October 8, 2006. Luongo and the Canucks lost to the Avalanche 3-2. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Roberto Luongo (English pronunciation: /luːˈɒŋɡoʊ/; born April 4, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Born in Montreal, Quebec, he is of Italian and Irish ancestry. He employs the butterfly style of goaltending and has previously played in the NHL for the New York Islanders and the Florida Panthers. Luongo has been a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as the league's best goaltender (2004, 2007 and 2011), the Lester B. Pearson Award as the top player voted by his peers (2004 and 2007) and the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's most valuable player (2007). He won the William M. Jennings Trophy for lowest team goals-against average for the 2010-2011 season.

Luongo played junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) for the Val-d'Or Foreurs and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, winning back-to-back President's Cups and establishing the league's all-time playoff records in games played and wins. Following his second QMJHL season, Luongo was selected fourth overall by the Islanders in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. After splitting his professional rookie season between the Islanders and their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Lowell Lock Monsters in 1999–2000, he was traded to the Panthers. In five seasons with Florida, Luongo established team records for most all-time games played, wins and shutouts. During the 2006 off-season, he was traded to the Canucks after failed contract negotations with the Panthers. Following his second season with the Canucks, he became the first NHL goaltender to serve as a team captain since Bill Durnan in the 1947–48 season. Luongo served in that capacity for two seasons before resigning from the position before the 2010–11 season.

Internationally, Luongo has competed for Team Canada in numerous tournaments. As a junior, he won a silver medal at the 1999 World Junior Championships, while being named Best Goaltender in his second tournament appearance. Luongo has won two gold medals at the 2003 and 2004 World Championships and a silver in the 2005 World Championships. He also won the 2004 World Cup championship and appeared in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin as a backup to Martin Brodeur in both instances. He succeeded Brodeur as Canada's starting goaltender during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, winning a gold medal.

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