Luongo, red-hot Panthers playing out of this world

BY foxsports • January 8, 2016

Perhaps there's something to this odd Kevin Spacey sweatshirt after all.

Florida Panthers veteran goaltender Roberto Luongo stood in the locker room wearing the team's game MVP "trophy" after he made 30 saves in a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. While the 36-year-old looked a bit out of place wearing the blue sweatshirt with the actor's face on the chest - heck, who wouldn't? - the even older Jaromir Jagr told reporters that Luongo was every bit the reason that the team extended its winning streak to a franchise-best 11 games.

Via the Florida Panthers official Twitter account:

"(Luongo) was excellent, that's why he's an All-Star, right? (Luongo) saved our game tonight, so we have to say thanks to (him) for this one."

Luongo (19-11-3, three shutouts, 2.06 goals-against average, .931 save percentage) has paved the way on the team's winning streak by emerging victorious in a career-high nine straight starts with a sizzling .953 save percentage.

The netminder's heroics have the Panthers riding the longest winning streak in the league since the Boston Bruins claimed 12 straight in March 2014.

Atlantic Division-leading Florida (25-12-4) will look to match that mark and win its franchise-best sixth straight on the road on Sunday when it continues its six-game trek versus the Edmonton Oilers (17-21-3).

 

 



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