Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo honored by Canucks with video tribute

Vancouver Canucks fans honor the former Canucks player and current Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo (1) during the first period.

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All eyes were on Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo as he took his place in between the pipes at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Playing in Vancouver for the first time since being traded to the Panthers on the eve of the 2014 trade deadline, Luongo, who was a fan favorite during his eight seasons with the Canucks, was meet with a chorus of cheers and "Lu" chants as he took the ice on Thursday night.

During a break in play in the first period, the Canucks paid tribute to Luongo, who served as captain from 2008 to 2010 and holds or shares nearly every franchise goaltending record.

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