NHL: Vancouver 4, Florida 3

Roberto Luongo made 31 total saves against his former team.
By The Sports NetworkMarch 16, 2014 at 6:16 PM
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Roberto Luongo made 31 total saves against his former team.

He needed at least 32.

Nicklas Jensen beat Luongo once in regulation and again in a shootout as the Vancouver Canucks edged the Florida Panthers 4-3 Sunday in the goalie's first game against the Canucks since they dealt him on March 4.

Dan Hamhuis and Alexandre Burrows also scored in regulation for the Canucks, who got just their third win in nine games (3-5-1).

Jensen had the only goal of the shootout after Jimmy Hayes scored his second goal to tie the game for Florida with 1:35 left in regulation. Jensen's shot hit the post, then trickled in after going off Luongo's back.

Eddie Lack made three stops in the shootout and had 26 saves in the game as Vancouver improved to 3-12-1 in its last 16 road games.

Luongo was acquired by the Panthers along with forward Steven Anthony on March 4 in exchange for goalie Jacob Markstrom and forward Shawn Matthias. He became the all-time wins leader in Panthers history in his first five-season stint with the team before he was traded to Vancouver in 2006.

He had 29 saves in regulation and Vincent Trocheck had the other Canucks goal.


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