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Phil a del phia, PA • United States • 2011 Years Old • Male
Can some please explain to me why Roberto Luongo gets credit for a shutout in a 1-0 shootout loss?

I am totally bitter this morning. This week I am going against the guy i traded Lecavalier to and his 5 points last night (joke is on me), but Luongo is getting shutout points for a 1-0 loss? Kinda chaps me up here.

Can someone explain why this is? It is even confirmed on nhl.com.
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November 15, 2007 10:53 AM ET | Delete
Same thing happened when we lost 1-0 to Boston in the shootout. You get credit for the 65 minutes, I think.
cob
November 15, 2007 11:05 AM ET | Delete
makes sense.You shouldn't lose a shutout with an unfair advantage like a shootout. Shootout goals don't count as goals for in the stats book. Why would it count as a goal against for the goalie???
November 15, 2007 12:44 PM ET | Delete
the only thing shootouts count for are wins and losses. stats stop being recorded at the end of OT. like the other comments say, if they don't count goals, they cannot count goals against. if a goalie keeps a team scoreless for 65 mins, he should not be punished for a breakaway competition. im glad both goalies get shutouts in an instance like this. good for both of them.
November 15, 2007 2:11 PM ET | Delete
A shutout is a shut out. This is why the shoot stinks! IMO
November 15, 2007 5:58 PM ET | Delete
Luongo got a shutout for the same reason that Hemsky didn't get a goal.
November 15, 2007 8:21 PM ET | Delete
The shoot-out's the problem. Lui earned a shut-out and that's that. I despise the shoot-out.
November 16, 2007 3:34 AM ET | Delete
All responses correct. GG95 has it down pat. No goals were scored by either team, therefore two shutouts - one for each goalie.
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