Canucks’ Luongo stays hot, shuts out Oilers
Luongo played for a second straight night after making 35 saves in a 3-1 win over Toronto on Saturday, and continued to show signs he is over an early season slump. Despite coming into the game with an uncharacteristically low .894 save-percentage, Luongo has now allowed just six goals in his last five games.
Both teams were playing for a second straight night and missing six regulars to injury and illness, leading to a sloppy game with little flow.
Luongo, who has started all 11 games for the
Grabner, who had two assists in Saturday’s win, opened the scoring on a power play with 2:09 left in the first period, parking himself atop the crease and neatly redirecting
Luongo made another good save on O’Sullivan from close range and got a shoulder on Hemsky’s hot shot on a power play late in the second period. He stopped Hemsky again on a one-time blast as the
Luongo’s 48th career shutout moved into a tie with San Jose’s
It was also Luongo’s 21st shutout with Vancouver, moving him past Kirk McLean and into first place on the franchise’s all-time list despite playing just over three seasons with the