Roberto Luongo is 16-2-2 with a .926 save percentage while representing Canada in senior men's international competitions. Before he turned pro, he also played great in two world junior tournaments and helped two different teams qualify for the Memorial Cup.
Luongo's career professional playoff numbers against every team other than the Chicago Blackhawks are 16-12, 2.15, .931.
Combine that with the international numbers, and Luongo is a sparkling 32-14-2, 2.07, .929 in postseason and international games as a pro that did not involve the Blackhawks.
Against Chicago in the playoffs, Luongo is 4-8, 3.52, .888.
Occam's Razor says the simplest solution is more likely to be correct. So, which solution seems simpler and better suited to the facts?
1. Luongo chokes in pressure situations, and just happened to either play behind powerful defences or get lucky every single time he played in big games, other than when he played against Chicago in the playoffs where his true nature was revealed.
2. Luongo is just fine in pressure situations, and he and his teammates matched up poorly against Chicago the past two playoff seasons.