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Luongo's Jekyll and Hyde act

Is there much doubt in your mind that this Stanley Cup finals is going seven games? Perhaps the biggest reason to like the Bruins to win Monday's Game 6 is the road woes of Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo.

We thought these statistics from Joe McDonald's column this morning tell the story of this series so far:

On home ice this playoff season, Luongo is 10-3 with a .943 save percentage and a 1.70 goals-against average, including four shutouts. On the road, he's 5-5 with a .885 save percentage, 3.49 GAA and zero shutouts.

On the flip side, Tim Thomas is 9-3 at home with a .945 save percentage, 1.76 GAA and two shutouts. Away from the Garden, he's 5-6 with a .928, 2.41 GAA and one shutout.

A few more interesting notes on Luongo:

* According to Elias, he is just the second goalie in Stanley Cup final history to win two 1-0 shutouts in a single series, joining Frank McCool of Toronto, who did it in 1945 against Detroit (Games 1 and 3).

* Luongo is the first goalie with multiple shutouts in a Stanley Cup finals since Chris Osgood had two in 2008.

* Luongo has now allowed just 2 goals on 97 shots faced in the 3 games at home this series (allowed 12 on 58 shots faced in Games 3-4 in Boston.)

ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun also writes on Luongo's bounceback in Game 6.