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Luongo passes good-team test

Originally Published: September 9, 2004
By EJ Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

TORONTO -- It's much tougher to be a good-team goalie then a bad-team goalie. Team Canada stopper Roberto Luongo found that out when he replaced an injured Martin Brodeur for Saturday's exciting 4-3 overtime win over the Czech Republic in a World Cup semifinal tilt at the Air Canada Centre.

"It was the biggest game of my life," said Luongo, who made 37 saves, including a monster shoulder stop on Czech right winger Milan Hejduk at 3:22 overtime.

That save became a game-saver just 23 ...

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