Roberto Luongo G FLA 9 Days
Luongo stopped 23 of 24 shots through overtime, then faced another 20 in a shootout of record-setting length, capped by turning away Alex Ovechkin's second shootout attempt in a 2-1 win over the Capitals.
Quite the marathon shootout for Luongo and Washington netminder Braden Holtby, but it was Luongo who ended up being one better. He's been excellent lately, delivering a 5-1-1 record over his last seven games.
Roberto Luongo G FLA 9 Days
Luongo will start Tuesday's game against the Capitals, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Luongo has not been as sharp in December as he was the previous two months, but he has still picked up the win in three of his five starts this month. He will square off against a Washington that has won four of five games entering Tuesday's contest.
Roberto Luongo G FLA 12 Days
Luongo stopped 29 of 31 shots then stopped both shootout attempts in Friday's 3-2 win over the Red Wings.
Another strong performance by Bobby Lu, who improved his record to 10-6-6 with a 2.37 GAA and .924 save percentage -- both of which are slightly better than his career averages (2.51 and .919). Luongo has been the backbone of the much-improved Panthers, who currently own an Eastern Conference Wild Card spot after 27 games played, and his aforementioned .924 save percentage is fourth best in the league among goalies who have made 20 or more starts.
Roberto Luongo G FLA 13 Days
Luongo will be in net Friday against the Red Wings, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
The Panthers appear inclined to save backup Al Montoya for the easier matchup of their weekend back-to-back Saturday in Buffalo, allowing Luongo to pick up his fifth straight starting nod. Luongo has a rather middling career track record against Detroit, going 12-13-6 with a 2.88 GAA over 31 outings.
Roberto Luongo G FLA 16 Days
Luongo took the loss Monday, allowing three goals on 27 shots as the Panthers fell 4-2 to the Blues. The fourth goal was an empty netter.
The stats don't tell it all for this one, as two of the goals Bobby Lu gave up were on unfortunate deflections by his own players. Realistically, he probably deserved the win, especially since the Panthers offense unloaded 34 shots on Marty Brodeur, but that's the way it goes sometimes. Luongo (9-6-6) now owns a .923 save percentage and a 2.40 GAA in 21 games this season on a continually-improving Cats squad.
Roberto Luongo G FLA 17 Days
Luongo will start Monday's game against the Blues, Panthers announcer Steve Goldstein reports.
Luongo, who has won two of his three December starts, will square off against the Blues on Monday for the first time since Feb. 17, 2013.
Roberto Luongo G FLA 18 Days
Luongo stopped 26 of 28 shots he faced in Saturday's win over the Sabres.
After posting shutouts in his previous three outings against the Sabres dating back to his day in Vancouver, Luongo allowed a second-period tally to Drew Stafford to end the Sabres' scoreless streak against him at 214 minutes and 21 seconds. The second period would be the only point in Saturday's start that Luongo would experience any turbulence, as he stopped all 19 of the shots he faced in the first and third periods.
Roberto Luongo G FLA 19 Days
Luongo will start in goal Saturday against the Sabres, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Luongo will start a third consecutive game for Florida, suggesting the upper-body injury he suffered late last month is indeed completely behind him. The 35-year-old's first win of the season was a 26-save shutout of Buffalo back on Oct. 17.
Roberto Luongo G FLA 20 Days
Despite seeing his team outshoot the opposition 55-20, Luongo gave up three goals and ended up losing in the shootout Thursday against the Jackets.
Sergei Bobrovsky absolutely stood on his head for Columbus, while Luongo did not turn in a very sharp outing. On the bright side, he's lost in regulation just twice in his last eight starts, although his 3-2-3 record in that span isn't awe-inspiring.
Roberto Luongo G FLA 21 Days
Luongo will be in the net Thursday against Columbus, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Luongo returned from an upper-body injury Tuesday against the Red Wings and steering his team back into the win column, stopping 38 of 41 shots to score the upset. Now healthy, Luongo will try to help the Panthers beat the Blue Jackets in South Florida for the first time since 2004.