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Cool Story of the Week

Posted in Vancouver Canucks with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2011 by davepoleck

Thanks to the guys at DobberHockey for this one. In the Canucks 2-0 loss to Edmonton on Tuesday night, the boxscore states that Cory Schneider was put in net for 0:29 seconds of the game. This wasn’t because of an injury or equipment malfunction for Luongo, but it was an effort by the Canucks to get Schneider to his 25th game of the regular season. Those 0:29 seconds gives him 24 on the year, meaning if he starts one of the Canucks final games, he will hit the quarter century mark.

The significance of this is that playing 25 games makes him (and Luongo) eligible to win the William Jennings Trophy for lowest combined GAA. It is even more significant because in 2008-09, Schneider won the AHL version of the Jennings (Holmes) and the Vezina (Bastien) for best goalie. Mike Dunham is the only other goalie to win both the Jennings and Holmes award in their career.

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