Alex Burrows is always at the end of the victory celebration line to give his teammates the high-five. But imagine the Vancouver Canucks winger as the last line of defence should Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider succumb to injury in the same game.

"I hope to God that never happens," chuckled Canucks coach Alain Vigneault.

When centre Connor Crisp of the Erie Otters had to become an emergency OHL goaltending replacement Sunday because starter Ramis Sadikov was injured in the first period and backup Devin Williams had suffered a head injury earlier in the week, it brought to light what would be the Canucks' plight in the same circumstance. Crisp, who hadn't played the position since age five and considered himself more of a ball-hockey goalie, allowed 13 goals but also made 32 saves in a 13-4 loss to the Niagara Ice Dogs.