Video: Luongo robs Havlat to keep game scoreless


There are still at least two periods of hockey left in Vancouver, but so far the Canucks’ surprise starting goalie, Roberto Luongo, has been the star.

Here’s Luongo robbing San Jose forward Martin Havlat on an early San Jose power play:

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Luongo also made big saves off Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton early in the first period to keep the score zero-zero heading into the intermission.

San Jose outshot Vancouver, 15-9, in the opening frame — a deficit that actually flattered the Canucks, who look disorganized and were outworked by the visitors.

Panthers’ Crouse is going back to junior

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Lawson Crouse is going back to junior. The big 18-year-old winger confirmed it today on Twitter.

Crouse was drafted 11th overall in June by the Florida Panthers. Despite the club’s belief that Crouse could make “an immediate impact” on the roster, he finished the preseason with just two shots and one assist in three games.

Crouse will return to the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs, with whom he’ll look to improve on his modest point totals from last season.

“I don’t think there’s any pressure on the kid,” coach Gerard Gallant said last week. “If he doesn’t make the team this year he goes back to junior … and will have a lot of success.”

Yes! Jagr’s bringing back the mullet

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The greatest mullet in sports history is making a comeback.

According to the Miami Herald’s George Richards, Jaromir Jagr says he’s bringing back the party in the back.

“I have to,” Jagr, 43, said.

Jagr’s teammate with the Florida Panthers, goalie Roberto Luongo, appears to have been the lead lobbyist in all this.

Anyway, this is fantastic.