Detroit 3, Florida 2 (OT)

SUNRISE, Fla., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Brett Hull scored with 49 seconds left in overtime to cap a three-point game Wednesday night and give the Detroit Red Wings their fifth straight win, 3-2 over t

Florida 3, Tampa Bay 1

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Sandis Ozolinsh and Ivan Novoseltsev scored third-period goals Thursday night as the Florida Panthers snapped a six-game winless streak with a 3-1 victory over

Phoenix 3, Florida 1

SUNRISE, Fla., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Defenseman Teppo Numminen and Daniel Briere each scored for Phoenix Wednesday night and the Coyotes won their third straight game with a 3-1 victory over the Fl

Boston 4, Florida 2

BOSTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Joe Thornton scored two third-period goals Saturday night to lead the Boston Bruins to a 4-2 triumph over the Florida Panthers.

New Jersey 3, Florida 1

SUNRISE, Fla., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Martin Brodeur made 20 saves to continue his mastery of the Florida Panthers Wednesday night as the New Jersey Devils rallied for a 3-1 victory.

Washington 1, Florida 0

SUNRISE, Fla., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Olaf Kolzig made 25 saves and Jeff Halpern scored the game's lone goal Saturday night as the Washington Capitals blanked the Florida Panthers, 1-0.

Ottawa 4, Florida 2

SUNRISE, Fla., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Patrick Lalime stopped 23 shots and the Ottawa Senators scored three goals in a span of just over four minutes in the second period Friday night en route to a 4

Dallas 3, Florida 2

SUNRISE, Fla., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Mike Modano scored two goals Wednesday night, including one while killing a two-man-advantage power play, as the Dallas Stars edge the Panthers, 3-2.

Florida 2, Anaheim 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Pavel Bure continued his strong play of late with a goal that tied the game and picked up an assist on rookie Kristian Huselius' go-ahead tally midway through t

Los Angeles 3, Florida 1

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Jason Allison had a goal and an assist and Felix Potvin made 29 saves as the Los Angeles Kings ended a four-game winless streak with a 3-1 victory over the Flor

Florida 4, Atlanta 3

SUNRISE, Fla., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Obtained on waivers from the New York Rangers less than two weeks ago, Daren Van Impe scored a gift goal with 10:45 left in the third period Monday to lift the

Florida 4, Toronto 2

SUNRISE, Fla., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Defenseman Bret Hedican recorded a career-high four points and Roberto Luongo made 30 saves Saturday night to lead the Florida Panthers to a 4-2 victory over th

Atlanta 3, Florida 3 (OT)

ATLANTA, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Olli Jokinen scored with 87 seconds left in a dominant third period Wednesday night as the Florida Panthers rallied from a three-goal deficit for a 3-3 tie with

St. Louis 2, Florida 0

SUNRISE, Fla., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Brent Johnson had to stop only 17 shots Saturday night as the St. Louis Blues snapped a six-game road winless streak with a 2-0 blanking of the Florida Panthers

Florida 5, Washington 2

SUNRISE, Fla., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Dan Boyle scored a goal and set up two others and Roberto Luongo made 22 saves Wednesday night as the Florida Panthers posted a 5-2 triumph over the Washington
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Roberto Luongo
Vancouver Canucks starting goalie Roberto Luongo looks at the Colorado Avalanche during pre-game warm ups at the Pepsi Center in Denver October 8, 2006. Luongo and the Canucks lost to the Avalanche 3-2. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Roberto Luongo (English pronunciation: /luːˈɒŋɡoʊ/; born April 4, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Born in Montreal, Quebec, he is of Italian and Irish ancestry. He employs the butterfly style of goaltending and has previously played in the NHL for the New York Islanders and the Florida Panthers. Luongo has been a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as the league's best goaltender (2004, 2007 and 2011), the Lester B. Pearson Award as the top player voted by his peers (2004 and 2007) and the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's most valuable player (2007). He won the William M. Jennings Trophy for lowest team goals-against average for the 2010-2011 season.

Luongo played junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) for the Val-d'Or Foreurs and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, winning back-to-back President's Cups and establishing the league's all-time playoff records in games played and wins. Following his second QMJHL season, Luongo was selected fourth overall by the Islanders in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. After splitting his professional rookie season between the Islanders and their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Lowell Lock Monsters in 1999–2000, he was traded to the Panthers. In five seasons with Florida, Luongo established team records for most all-time games played, wins and shutouts. During the 2006 off-season, he was traded to the Canucks after failed contract negotations with the Panthers. Following his second season with the Canucks, he became the first NHL goaltender to serve as a team captain since Bill Durnan in the 1947–48 season. Luongo served in that capacity for two seasons before resigning from the position before the 2010–11 season.

Internationally, Luongo has competed for Team Canada in numerous tournaments. As a junior, he won a silver medal at the 1999 World Junior Championships, while being named Best Goaltender in his second tournament appearance. Luongo has won two gold medals at the 2003 and 2004 World Championships and a silver in the 2005 World Championships. He also won the 2004 World Cup championship and appeared in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin as a backup to Martin Brodeur in both instances. He succeeded Brodeur as Canada's starting goaltender during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, winning a gold medal.

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