NHL Daily Fix for Feb. 2: Luongo with the quote of the year
Roberto Luongo was great again on Friday night.
The NHL Daily Fix is your morning wakeup call with news and notes for the day's hockey action.
• Roberto Luongo was given the start against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night, and he was outstanding in a 2-1 shootout win. For the time being, he seems to have reclaimed his role as Vancouver's No. 1 goaltender. And if he keeps playing like he did on Friday, it might be a while before he gives it up.
He was particularly strong in the shootout, turning aside Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp -- even if he might have been a little intimidated at the beginning when taking a look at the Blackhawks' shooters.
Said Luongo, via Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province: "I think I pooped myself a little there before the shootout when I saw all those guys."
• The Red Wings were aided by a bad call during their 5-3 win over the St. Louis Blues, but they also received a little help from Henrik Zetterberg and his five-point night. That's already the third five-point game that we've seen in the NHL this season (and the first one that wasn't from Buffalo's Thomas Vanek). [Recap]
The Tampa Bay Lightning cruised to an 8-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets and received goals from seven players. The only player with more than one: Rookie sensation Cory Conacher, who potted a pair. [Recap]
|Saturday Schedule (all times ET)|
New Jersey at Pittsburgh (1 p.m.)
Buffalo at Montreal (2 p.m.)
Edmonton at Colorado (3 p.m.)
New York Rangers at Tampa Bay (7 p.m.)
Boston at Toronto (7 p.m.)
Detroit at Columbus (7 p.m.)
Carolina at Philadelphia (7 p.m.)
Dallas at Phoenix (8 p.m.)
Chicago at Calgary (10 p.m.)
Los Angeles at Anaheim (10 p.m.)
Nashville at San Jose (10:30 p.m.)
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