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Luongo allowed three goals on 33 shots in Tuesday's overtime victory over the Avalanche.
It's not the most impressive outing for Luongo, who was staked to a 2-0 lead that he allowed to turn to a 3-2 deficit in a span of less than four minutes in the second period. But he held on after that and delivered his fourth outing in five with a save mark over .900.
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Luongo is expected to start Tuesday's game against the Avalanche, Panthers play-by-play announcer Steve Goldstein reports.
Luongo struggled early this season, but he shut out the Sabres in his last start Friday and gave up just one goal in the game before that, so he is seemingly back on track. He will take on an Avalanche team that has scored just nine goals through its first six games.
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Luongo stopped all 26 shots he faced in Friday's shutout win over Buffalo.
A great outing for the former-Canuck, who helped the Panthers pick up their first win of the season. The 35-year-old veteran is now 1-2-1 on the season with a .905 save percentage and 2.67 GAA. Luongo is expected to give way to Al Montoya for Saturday's game vs. Washington.
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Luongo will start Friday's game against the Sabres, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Luongo has gone winless in his three starts on the season, but a match against the hapless Sabres represents as good of any opportunity as any for the goalie to notch his first win. It doesn't look like Luongo will be called upon to start both ends of the team's back-to-back this weekend, as No. 2 netminder Al Montoya is expected to make the turn Saturday against Washington.
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Luongo is expected to make his next start Friday against the Sabres, Steve Goldstein of FOX Sports Florida reports.
With the Panthers still in search of their first win on the season, it probably would make sense for the team to go with Luongo against Buffalo, even though Saturday's matchup versus a solid Capitals squad would seem the preferable game for a team to use their No. 1 goalie. While the Panthers could reverse course on the plan by the end of the week, it sounds like backup Al Montoya will be in the net against Washington.
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Luongo stopped 21-of-22 shots Sunday but it wasn't enough as the Panthers fell to the visiting Senators 1-0.
Tough luck for Bobby Lu, who remains winless as a Panther after starting the team's first three games of the season. It probably didn't help that the already-unspectacular offense in front of him was playing in front of a paltry home crowd of just 7,311 in Sunrise, either. Nonetheless, Luongo owns a .870 save percentage and 3.78 GAA in the early going and will continue to get a ton of starts for the Cats, so that first win should come sooner than later.
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Luongo was pulled from Saturday's game in the second period after allowing five goals on only 14 shots in Saturday's loss to the Devils.
It was a truly dreadful performance for Luongo, who fell to 0-1-1 following the early exit. Backup Al Montoya came on to shut out the Devils over the game's final 37 minutes, but he's unlikely to displace Luongo for regular duties. The Panthers could, however, choose to rest Luongo for Monday's tilt with the Senators, giving him time to regroup from his ugly start to the season.
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Luongo will be in the net Saturday against the Devils, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
After the Panthers turned in a credible outing against the Lightning in the season opener before ultimately falling in overtime, coach Gerard Gallant will stick with the same lineup -- including Luongo in goal. If the Panthers can avoid the penalties that resulted in three Lightning power-play tallies Thursday, Luongo's odds of escaping with a win over the Devils should increase considerably.
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Luongo stopped 29 of 32 in Thursday's season-opening overtime loss to the Lightning.
As has been fairly normal since Luongo returned to Florida via trade last year, he played well, but the result was not in his favor. Expect strong ratios from the veteran netminder, but the youthful Panthers probably aren't quite ready to give him the kind of support he deserves, particularly on the penalty kill -- all three Tampa goals came on the power play. Nonetheless, Luongo will almost certainly be in goal again Saturday against the visiting Devils.
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Luongo will be the starting goaltender in Thursday's season opener against the Lightning, Panthers play-by-play announcer Steve Goldstein reports.
As the Panthers' primary goaltender, Luongo will unsurprisingly get the start in the Panthers' first game of the season. What is a bit of a shocker, however, is that he will be taking on the Lightning for the first time since Feb. 9, 2010.