The Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL - March 3rd, 2014

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Luongo is pissed about being benched in the Heritage Classic - and fans agreed.

Vancouver hockey fans weren’t happy to see Roberto Luongo ride the pine during Sunday afternoon’s Heritage Classic game against the Ottawa Senators.

Same goes for the Canucks netminder himself.

"Louie’s pissed," Vancouver head coach John Tortorella revealed after his team’s 4-2 loss. "He’s not happy. He’s proud. I get that."

Fans also voiced their displeasure at seeing the No. 1 goalie on the bench. Cries of "Luuuuu!" echoed inside BC Place when Lack was introduced as the starter and throughout the game.

Ribeiro was surprised at getting at ten minute misconduct.

In the first period, the Avalanche scored a power-play goal while Ribeiro was in the box for hooking, and he seemed eager to atone for that mistake. But he never really got the chance.

Ribeiro was tagged with an unsportsmanlike minor penalty in the second period for arguing with an official. While he was in the box, he tapped his stick against the glass and was given a 10-minute misconduct.

"I might have said something," Ribeiro said Sunday. "I don’t think it was that offensive, but they still called it. But the 10 minutes, I’m still in shock about it, and it’s not like I was yelling. I just hit the glass softly. It was shocking to see he called that, but maybe I gave them too much power to make those decisions."

For those wondering, yes, Roy does give pointers on where to shoot against certain goalies.

Johnson stole the puck from Ryan Malone and beat 6-foot-7 Lightning goalie Ben Bishop with a low shot from near the right-wing boards for his first goal in 18 games.

"I was kind of poaching and saw that their (defenseman) made a soft pass, and I was able to step up and pick it off," Johnson said. "Right away I tried to make a move and I got past one guy, and he made a nice play and dove. I was a little upset, but it turned out for the best when I shot it and got a nice bounce. All game long Patrick was saying throw it at his feet and you can surprise him, and that's what I did.

"I know [Bishop] very well; he's a friend of mine. I know him from St. Louis and I shot at him a lot. He's obviously a big guy and he doesn't give you a lot of room. Sometimes, big guys like that, you throw it at their feet and they don't see it."

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