Luongo records 77th career NHL shutout

 

Roberto Luongo (Wikimedia Commons)

Florida Panthers goaltender and Canadian Olympic gold medalist Roberto Luongo of Montreal, Quebec recorded his 77th National Hockey League shutout on Tuesday as the Panthers blanked the Boston Bruins 5-0. For Luongo, it was his first shutout of the 2018-19 NHL regular season and his 38th shutout with the Panthers. In his career, Luongo also has 38 shutouts with the Vancouver Canucks and one shutout with the New York Islanders.

In the Panthers win over the Bruins, Luongo made seven saves in the first period, 16 saves in the second period and 10 saves in the third period. Offensively, Jonathan Huberdeau of Saint-Jerome, Quebec led the Panthers with three points (one goal and two assists). Florida also got two goals from Mike Hoffman of Kitchener, Ontario and one goal from Michael Matheson of Pointe-Claire, Quebec.

On the season, Luongo has a record of five wins, three losses, one shutout, a goals against average of 2.71 and a save percentage of .914. He is now ninth all-time in NHL shutouts and is the all-time active leader. Those ahead of Luongo on the all-time list are Martin Brodeur of Montreal, Quebec (125 shutouts), Terry Sawchuk of Winnipeg, Manitoba (103 shutouts), George Hainsworth of Toronto, Ontario (94 shutouts), Glenn Hall of Humboldt, Saskatchewan (84 shutouts), Jacques Plante of Shawinigan, Quebec (82 shutouts) and Dominik Hasek, Tiny Thompson of Sandon, British Columbia and Alex Connell of Ottawa, Ontario (81 shutouts each). Luongo helped Canada win gold in men’s hockey at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. 

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