Luongo hits milestone in Florida win
Roberto Luongo moved into a tie for fourth place on the NHL career victory list with 454, making 37 saves to help the Florida Panthers beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Thursday night in Sunrise, Fla.
The 38-year- old Luongo is tied with the retired Curtis Joseph on the career list.
Vincent Trocheck scored the go-ahead goal, Ian McCoshen had his first NHL goal, and Jared McCann, Aaron Ekblad and Nick Bjugstad also connected for Florida.
Paul Stastny and Vince Dunn, alsowith his first career, goal countered for St. Louis. Jake Allen stopped 33 shots in the Blues’ first loss in five games this season.
Trocheck put the Panthers ahead 2-1 with a short-handed goal at 2:45 of the second period. Trocheck skated in on a breakaway and shot over Allen’s glove. It was the first time the Blues trailed since the first period in their opener at Pittsburgh.
McCann made it 3-1 on a power play at 7:42 of the second, redirecting Radim Vrbata’s shot.
Ekblad gave the Panthers a 4-1 lead at 3:16 of the third when he took a pass from Jonathan Hub erde au in front and fired it past Allen. Bjugstad scored with 5:58 left made it 5-1. WILD 5, BLACKHAWKS 2 » Chris Stewart broke a tie midway through the third period with the first of his two goals as Minnesota beat Chicago for its first victory of the season.
Jason Zucker had a goal and an assist, and Devan Dubnyk made 36 saves to help the Wild (1-1-1) hand Chicago (3-1-1) its first regulation loss.
Stewart tapped Zucker’s feed past Corey Crawford from the doorstep at 9:28 of the third to give Minnesota a 2-1 lead.
Stewart and Zucker broke in 2- on-1 against Duncan Keith after fellow defenseman Brent Seabrook fell down on the play.
The goal withstood a video review after the Blackhawks challenged that Zucker was offside.
Zucker added a powerplay goal with 7:31 to go on the delay- of- game penalty that resulted from the failed Chicago challenge.
He banged the puck in from behind the net off Crawford’s skate.
Stewart scored into an empty net with 4:04 remaining to make it 4-1. Mikko Koivu added another empty- netter with 2:01 left. RED WINGS 4, COYOTES 2 » Luke Glendening broke a tie with a short-handed goal with 3:24 left to help keep Arizona winless.
Dylan Larkin got the assist on Glendening’s goal, his second of the night, after Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard made a flexible save at the other end. Howard finished with 33 saves. LIGHTNING 5, PENGUINS 4 » Steven Stamkos scored his first goal since having right knee surgery in November and the Lightning beat Pittsburgh in Tampa, Fla.
Stamkos made it 3-1 with a power-play goal at 3:49 of the second period from the low left circle.
Slater Koekkoek got his first two NHL goals for the Lightning.
Antti Niemi, who allowed four goals on 13 shots over 9: 16 against Chicago on Oct. 5 in his Penguins debut, stopped 29 shots. PREDATORS 4, STARS 1» Samuel Girard scored his first NHL goal and had an assist to lead host Nashville. The 19-year- old Girard was playing his second NHL game.
Filip Forsberg and P.K. Subban also had a goal and an assist, and Viktor Arvidsson scored for the Predators. Pekka Rinne made 30 saves. JETS 4, CANUCKS 2 » Patrik Laine and Tyler Myers scored 3:13 apart late in the second period in Winnipeg’s road win.
HABS WAIVE STREIT » The Montreal Canadiens have placed veteran defenseman Mark Streit on waivers.
The abrupt move comes fourmonths afterMontreal signed the 39-year- old Streit to a one-year, $700,000 contract after he won a Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh last season. DEVILS’MCLEOD OUT » New Jersey Devils forward Michael McLeod had arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. The 19-year- old is expected to be sidelined 4- 6 weeks.
Roberto Luongo makes one of his 37saves Thursday night, recording his 454th career win in a 5-2victory over St. Louis.