Luongo stopped 33 of 35 shots in Saturday's win over the Kings.
Luongo stole the show for Florida, shutting the door in the third period to allow his team to hold on for a 3-2 victory. The 37-year-old had a great rebound game after he was burned for nine goals in his previous two outings. Luongo had been surrendering lots of goals prior to Saturday, but he was still finding ways to pick up the occasional win. The veteran appears to be on the decline with just 16 victories this season, but his .915 save percentage and heavy workload still make him of value in most fantasy leagues.
Luongo is expected to start Saturday's game against the Kings, Forrest Lee of NHL.com reports.
Luongo was forced out of Wednesday's game in San Jose due to cramping issues, but he participated in the morning skate on Friday. It has been a trying season for Luongo, as he has managed just 15 wins so far this season. If James Reimer continues to produce when called upon, he might eat into Luongo's playing time down the road. The veteran Luongo has devolved into a No. 2 fantasy backstop in most formats with his disastrous season.
Luongo allowed five goals on 34 shots in a 6-5 overtime win over the Sharks on Wednesday, but didn't record a victory because he departed with 38 seconds left in the third period due to cramping.
James Reimer relieved Bobby Lu and ended up earning the win despite making only two saves. Despite the confusion, the fact remains that Luongo wasn't very good in this one, and he saw his save percentage dip to .914 to go with a bloated 2.71 GAA this year. With just 15 victories in 2016-17, the 37-year-old has disappointed owners as part of a disastrous season in South Florida, and he could finally be in the midst of the sharp decline that often occurs in the latter stages of players' careers.
Luongo has struggled in three consecutive outings, registering a terrible 5.43 GAA and .855 save percentage over that span, but has gone 2-1-0 in those contests due to a ton of goal support from his teammates. The veteran netminder will look to tighten up in a highly unfavorable road matchup with a Sharks team that is 18-7-2 at home this season.
Luongo made 26 saves in Saturday's 7-4 win over Nashville.
Bobby Lou picked up just his second win since Jan. 11 and fourth since Christmas. Luongo is 4-5-2 in 10 starts since the holiday and he's allowed at least four goals in half of those starts. The Panthers hope the return of Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov twill ignite the team and help Luongo stabilize in the blue paint. But he's battling the puck right now, so activate with caution.