Luongo will call it a career after 19 years in the NHL, the team announced Wednesday.
Luongo hangs up his skates having appeared in 1,044 games for the Islanders, Canucks and Panthers. Selected with the fourth overall pick in the 1997 NHL Draft, the veteran logged over 70-plus games in four seasons, something that is unlikely to happen again in today's NHL. The world-class netminder will no doubt garner consideration for the Hall of Fame, as he ends his career with a 489-392-124 record, .919 save percentage and 2.52 GAA.
Luongo stopped 23 of 27 shots in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Devils.
The 40-year-old wasn't able to extend his winning streak to four games to close out the season. Luongo posted the worst numbers of his career in 2018-19, but given that he still has three years left on his contract, he'll likely be in the goaltending mix in some fashion for Florida next season.
Luongo will start in the home goal Saturday for the season finale against the Devils, George Richards of The Athletic reports.
The Panthers have missed the playoffs, though Luongo has a chance to close out the season on a high note, as he'll be in pursuit of his fourth straight win facing a Devils club with a paltry road record of 10-26-3.
Luongo stopped 27 of 30 shots in Monday's 5-3 win over the Capitals.
The 39-year-old has won three straight starts and four of five since regaining his spot at the top of the Panthers' depth chart from rookie Samuel Montembeault. Luongo's 2.66 GAA and .918 save percentage over that stretch are right in line with his performance over the last couple of seasons, and despite his age, he still has something left in the tank when he's 100 percent healthy.
Luongo will be between the pipes for Monday's home clash with Washington, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Luongo has stepped up his game of late, as he is 3-1-0 with a .922 save percentage in his last four outings. Given the Panthers won't be making the playoffs, it's a little surprising to see the club not give the nod to Samuel Montembeault, though it could just be resting him up to take the final two games of the season. With the youngster pushing for a spot on the roster, Florida will have some tough choices to make in goal, especially in regards to the 39-year-old Luongo, who carries a $4.53 million cap hit for another three years.
Luongo stopped 30 of 31 shots in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Bruins.
A Noel Acciari goal in the second period spoiled Luongo's bid for his second shutout of the season. The netminder has won three of his last four starts, posting a 2.57 GAA and .922 save percentage as he looks to finish his 19th NHL season on a high note.
Luongo will start between the pipes in Saturday afternoon's road game against the Bruins, Steve Goldstein of Fox Sports Florida reports.
Luongo draws a second consecutive start after thwarting the Senators with a 28-save effort in their barn Thursday. It's been an inconsistent campaign for the league's oldest netminder, but he's held up for the most part, posting a 16-16-4 record, 3.16 GAA and .898 save percentage over 40 games. Bobby Lou will now clash with a Boston club that ranks sixth in the league in home scoring (3.49 goals per game).
Luongo made 28 saves in a 5-2 win over Ottawa on Thursday.
He managed to pull to 16-16-4 with the win. Bobby Lou is a potential Hall-of-Fame goalie, but at 39, his best is well behind him. Luongo did get the kitties in the win column, though, and that's something that hadn't happened in their three previous games.
Luongo will start in goal against host Ottawa on Thursday, Steve Goldstein of Fox Sports Florida reports.
Luongo reportedly will be countered by Anders Nilsson in this divisional showdown against an Ottawa club that owns a hideous minus-52 goal differential. Bobby Lou is 15-16-4 with a 3.19 GAA and .897 save percentage through 39 games.
Luongo won't get the start in goal for Tuesday's matchup with Montreal.
The Panthers originally planned on rolling with Luongo for Tuesday's contest, but that all changed when the veteran netminder was forced to relieve Samuel Montembeault early on in the first period of Monday's 7-5 loss to Toronto. Luongo's next opportunity to start in goal could arrive as soon as Thursday against the Senators.
Luongo replaced Samuel Montembeault early in the first period Monday, stopping 28 of 33 shots in a 7-5 loss to the Maple Leafs.
It seemed like every goal Toronto scored against Luongo came from right on his doorstep, as the Panthers' defensive coverage was atrocious all night. The veteran netminder was initially named the starter for Tuesday's game in Montreal, but it's unclear whether that plan will still be in place after his heavy workload in this one.
Luongo will be the road starter Tuesday in Montreal, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Luongo will serve as the backup Monday in Toronto before taking the reins Tuesday, according to coach Bob Boughner. The veteran backstop will look to play spoiler against a Canadiens club that's battling for one of the two wild-card spots in the Eastern Conference.
Luongo stopped 32 of 34 shots in Thursday's 4-2 win over Arizona.
Luongo last played two weeks ago, back on March 7, in a 4-3 loss to Boston. With Thursday's win, the Panthers' netminder avoids what was trending towards an unfortunate milestone, as Luongo had gone nearly a month without a win (Feb. 25). Now back on good terms, his record moves to 15-15-4.
Luongo will patrol the blue paint in Thursday's home game against the Coyotes, George Richards of The Athletic reports.
Luongo will make his first start since March 7. The 39-year-old has avoided any major injuries this season, but the Panthers know exactly what they have in Bobby Lou, as opposed to rookie netminder Samuel Montembeault, who is finally taking a break after starting six straight games. Luongo will now square off against an Arizona team that has lost two straight games and has a white-knuckled grip on a potential playoff spot.
Luongo made 24 saves Thursday in a 4-3 loss to Boston.
Bobby Lou and the kitties had a win in their sights, but collapsed in the last minute of the third period. The Bruins tied the game at the 19:23 mark and then delivered the winner with seven seconds remaining. Luongo has not won since Feb. 25 and is 0-2-3 in his last five starts. He's a month from his 40th birthday and has the worst individual stats of his long career. We love Bobby Lou, but we cannot recommend him at this point in his career.
Luongo will patrol the crease versus the Bruins in Boston on Thursday, Matt Kalman of NHL.com reports.
Florida's go-to netminder recorded his first and only shutout of the season against these Bruins on Dec. 4 -- setting aside 33 shots in the process. However, Luongo has lost four straight games and Florida's playoff hopes are dashed, so take that into account when setting daily lineups on Thursday's 11-game offering.
Luongo allowed three goals on 37 shots in Tuesday's loss to the Penguins.
Luongo entered the game on a three-game losing streak and posted an unimpressive .899 save percentage in that span. This loss isn't pinned on him, though, as he stood strong against a fiery Penguins offense and kept the Panthers in the contest. Nevertheless, his season stats are still unimpressive with an .898 save percentage and 3.12 GAA.
Luongo will start in goal Tuesday against host Pittsburgh, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
One of Bobby Lou's best starts of 2019 took place against this Penguins team on Feb. 7, with the ageless wonder setting aside 29 of 31 shots en route to a 3-2 overtime win at BB&T Center. Florida's top netminder will surpass the 35-game mark that he recorded last season, but his overall peripherals (3.14 GAA, .897 save percentage) in 2018-19 easily stand as the worst ratios of his illustrious career.
Luongo stopped 30 of 33 shots in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Senators.
The veteran netminder is stuck in a rut, losing three straight outings and allowing at least three goals in four straight. Luongo is having the worst statistical campaign of his career, but the 39-year-old still has three seasons left on the 12-year deal he signed with the Canucks back in 2010, potentially putting the Panthers in a tough spot if they decide it's time to move on.
Luongo will start between the pipes in Sunday's matchup with the visiting Senators, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Luongo will look to bounce back from his most recent outing, where the Quebec native gave up five goals on 46 shots in a shootout loss to the Golden Knights on Thursday. In Luongo's last four games, he went 2-0-2 and gave up 12 goals while posting a 3.16 GAA and .910 save percentage. The 39-year-old will take on a Senators team that is riding a seven-game losing streak and has scored just six goals in its last six games.
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