• Panthers' Luongo Gets Day Off Against Devils

    News: Roberto Luongo will get the day off for the final game of the season on Saturday against the Devils, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
    Analysis: Roberto Luongo capped off his season with an impressive 34 save performance on Thursday against the Bruins to potentially play spoiler for them. He ends the season with a 28-19-12 record, a 2.35 GAA and a .921 save percentage. As the Panthers continue to improve, if Luongo's numbers stay at this level, he will find himself coming into more wins andwill be an even stronger fantasy option.
  • Luongo, Panthers Play Spoiler Against Boston

    News: Roberto Luongo made 34 saves on 36 shots in Thursday's 4-2 win over Boston.
    Analysis: The Panthers have been eliminated, but they were able to play spoiler in this one, dealing the Bruins a playoff-hopes-crippling loss. Al Montoya might draw the start in the Panthers' last game of the year Saturday, which would mean that Roberto Luongo ended his up-and-down 2014-15 campaign on a high note with this outing.
  • Panthers' Luongo To Draw Start Thursday

    News: Roberto Luongo will be between the pipes for Thursday's game against the Bruins, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
    Analysis: It could be Roberto Luongo's final start of the season, as backup goalie Al Montoya (groin) is working his way back from a one-month absence and could be rewarded with the nod for the finale Saturday versus the Devils. With the Panthers officially eliminated from the playoffs, it would make sense for the team to rest Luongo after he logged his largest workload since the 2009-10 campaign. The goalie has delivered a strong season in his return to South Florida, producing a 27-19-12 mark and 2.35 GAA over 60 outings to date.
  • Panthers' Luongo Makes 19 Saves In Loss

    News: Roberto Luongo made 19 saves in a 4-0 loss to the Lightning on Saturday night.
    Analysis: The Panthers face the Habs, Bruins and Devils before season's end, but their playoff hopes have been all but dashed. Bobby Lou might rested if they kitties are out. But he'll likely be in the blue paint if the team has any chance of getting to the postseason.
  • Panthers' Luongo To Make A Turn Saturday

    News: Roberto Luongo will be between the pipes for Saturday's game against the Lightning, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
    Analysis: The Panthers remain six points behind the Bruins for the final wild-card spot, so expect the team to stick with Roberto Luongo for Sunday's game against the Habs as well. Luongo sturdy numbers (27-18-12, 2.32 GAA, and .922 save percentage) are a primary reason the Panthers find themselves in playoff contention this late in the season, and they'll need the netminder to come up huge over the next week to even have a shot at staying in the race. He'll face a tough test Saturday against the league's highest-scoring attack.
  • Luongo, Panthers Cruise By Carolina

    News: Roberto Luongo gave up just one goal on 32 shots Thursday in a 6-1 rout of the Hurricanes.
    Analysis: This was a crucial win for the Panthers as they try desperately to fight their way into the playoffs, but they're just barely staving off elimination at this point and need to leapfrog two hot, talented teams in Boston and Ottawa. So it's probably not happening for them this year, but Roberto Luongo's got to like the potential he sees in front of him, as the Panthers' skaters have come a long way and offer much promise for the future.
  • Panthers' Luongo Gets Thursday Start

    News: Roberto Luongo is slated to start Thursday's home game against the Hurricanes, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
    Analysis: With the Panthers battling to stay in the NHL playoff hunt, Roberto Luongo, who gave up three goals on 29 shots in Tuesday's loss to Boston, will take aim Thursday at a Carolina squad that is out of postseason contention and dropped two straight contests to end the month of March.
  • Panthers' Luongo Stuck With Ill-Timed Loss

    News: Roberto Luongo gave up three goals on 29 shots in Tuesday's loss to Boston.
    Analysis: With this loss, which featured a blown third-period lead and a late game-winning goal by Milan Lucic, Florida's playoff hopes are pretty much dashed. The Panthers are now six points out of a playoff spot with five games remaining in the season, so they'd need a miracle to keep playing past mid-April. Roberto Luongo valiantly played through a shoulder ailment Tuesday, but at least one of the goals he gave up was a softie. At least once the Panthers are officially eliminated, they'll be able to give the veteran goalie some needed rest as they look toward next season.
  • Panthers' Luongo Back in Business

    News: Roberto Luongo (shoulder) is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Bruins, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
    Analysis: Roberto Luongo didn't start Sunday against Ottawa because his shoulder tightened up following Saturday's loss to Montreal, but a little rest was evidently all that he needed for the issue to settle down enough to be back in net for Tuesday's key showdown against the Bruins, who hold a four-point lead on the Panthers in the Eastern Conference standings.
  • Cats' Luongo Takes OT Loss Saturday

    News: Roberto Luongo stopped 22 shots but let in three goals in the Panthers' overtime loss to the Canadiens on Saturday.
    Analysis: The defeat was a pretty big setback to the Panthers' playoff odds, but with the team still in the thick of the race, Roberto Luongo figures to draw the starting assignment again Sunday versus the Senators. Luongo is 3-1-1 in his five games since returning from a shoulder injury March 19.