Luongo was beaten 4-2 Thursday by the Capitals while making 25 saves on 29 shots.
Luongo came in with a 2-0-0 record, 0.98 GAA and .957 save percentage, but was outplayed by Capitals counterpart Braden Holtby. Nonetheless, the 37-year-old veteran should continue to be a strong option in net for a rising Panthers team that's already coming off a playoff appearance. A fourth straight season with a sub-2.50 GAA and save percentage over .920 is a distinct possibility for Luongo.
Luongo will guard the cage in Thursday's home matchup with the Capitals, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Luongo has been fantastic early on this season, picking up back-to-back wins while registering a highly impressive 0.98 GAA and .957 save percentage through his first two starts of the 2016-17 campaign. The 37-year-old netminder will face his toughest test yet Thursday as he'll be taking on a Capitals club with a high-powered offense led by reigning Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy winner Alex Ovechkin.
Luongo recorded his second win of the season in Saturday's 4-1 defeat of the Red Wings. He made 21 saves.
The Floridian felines are off to a hot start and so is Bobby Lou. Use him well early in the season, but watch for the team to spread out his starts as the season progresses. Luongo will turn 38 right at the start of the playoffs and the Panthers want to go far. They'll make sure he gets the right rest along the way.
Luongo will guard the net in Saturday's home game against the Red Wings, Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel reports.
Luongo was fantastic in Thursday's season opener against the Devils, stopping 23 of 24 shots en route to a 2-1 overtime victory. The 37-year-old backstop will look to pick up his second win of the season Saturday in a significantly tougher matchup with a Red Wings club that just potted four goals against Ben Bishop and the Bolts on Thursday.
Luongo stopped 23 of 24 shots by the Devils to take home a 2-1 overtime victory in Thursday's season opener.
The Devils upgraded their offense over the offseason, but apparently Luongo didn't notice, as he delivered the sort of dominant effort that we've grown quite used to seeing from him. After he underwent offseason hip surgery, there was some talk that the 37-year-old wouldn't be ready for the start of this season, but he got right in time for the opener and looks set to serve as a workhorse once again for a Panthers squad on the rise.