Since the early days of his career, Roberto Luongo has forged a reputation as one of the best goaltenders during the regular season in the NHL. Unfortunately, recent years and struggles have also given him a reputation of a player who can't get it done in the playoffs.
The Canucks have a team that is about as stacked as you can get, and Luongo is the backbone of the team. Unfortunately for him, they ran into his arch-nemesis, the Chicago Blackhawks.
After taking a 3-0 series lead, it was looking like Vancouver had it in the bag, but the Blackhawks stormed back to win Games 4 and 5, scoring 10 goals on Luongo and chasing him in both games.
The Canucks started backup Cory Schneider in Game 6, but an injury forced Luongo into the game late in the third period, and Ben Smith beat him in overtime. The Canucks were able to defeat the Blackhawks in Game 7, staving off a historic comeback.
With his playoff demons seemingly vanquished with Alex Burrows' Game 7 overtime goal, Luongo will have to be as dominant as he was during the regular season.
He has proven that he can play under pressure as well, capturing the gold medal with Team Canada at the 2010 Olympic Games.