VIDEO: Roberto Luongo robs Tyler Ennis in first game since re-joining Panthers

by Mar 7, 9:24 PM

Roberto Luongo gave the Florida faithful something to cheer about in his return to the Panthers on Friday, absolutely robbing Buffalo Sabres forward Tyler Ennis at point-blank range.

[Courtesy: NHL.com]

Predictably, the crowd reacted accordingly, busting out "a major Luu."

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Mar 7, 10:18 PM

Roberto Luongo records first Panthers' shutout in 124 games

by Mar 7, 10:18 PM

Roberto Luongo stopped 25 shots in a 2-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday, allowing Florida fans to witness something they hadn't seen in almost two years.

As per Jameson Cooper of Panthers Parkway, Florida's last shutout was recorded by Jose Theodore on March 11, 2012. 

Not a bad way for Luongo to start his second tour of duty with the club, although, for the sake of context, the shutout did come against the league's lowest scoring team.

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Mar 7, 7:12 PM

VIDEO: Roberto Luongo warming up with the Panthers

by Mar 7, 7:12 PM

Roberto Luongo has taken the ice in Florida, and can be seen here warming up with his new Panthers teammates, via Erin Brown of Fox Sports Florida.

Luongo will face the Sabres on Friday, so it's safe to assume he's likely to post a win in his first game back in Florida in front of a relatively enthusiastic crowd.

Feature photo courtesy of Peter Jones / REUTERS

Mar 7, 5:03 PM

Roberto Luongo to make (second) Panthers debut Friday vs. Sabres

by Mar 7, 5:03 PM

For the first time in seven years, goaltender Roberto Luongo will appear in net as a member of the Panthers when Florida hosts the Buffalo Sabres on Friday.

Luongo, of course, spent five seasons in Florida early in his career prior to being traded to Vancouver in 2006, and became a Panther once again on Tuesday, ending a contentious stretch over the course of his last few years as a Canuck.

In 42 games with the Canucks this season, Luongo had posted a save percentage of .917 with three shutouts. His career-high save percentage (.931) was set in 2003-04 with the Panthers, and both he and his old/new team are hoping for more of the same in the Sunshine State as his new tour of duty begins.