BOSTON (AP) - A shaky Roberto Luongo ended up farther out of his crease than even a roaming Tim Thomas likes to go.

All the way to the bench.


Luongo, who took a swipe at the Boston goalie's wandering ways after the Vancouver Canucks won Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals, was pulled for the second time in the series just 8:35 into Game 6 on Monday night after the Bruins took a 3-0 lead.

He was replaced by Cory Schneider and Boston went on to a 5-2 victory that forced a decisive Game 7 in Vancouver on Wednesday night. Coach Alain Vigneault didn't hesitate to start Luongo after he was pulled in a 4-0 loss in Game 4, and the Vezina Trophy finalist responded with a 1-0 win that gave the Canucks a 3-2 series lead.

But what will Vigneault do now that Luongo is struggling, just as he did after three solid games in the opening round against the Chicago Blackhawks?