foxsports.com 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Mike Hoffman scored two goals, Aleksander Barkov had three assists, and goalie Roberto Luongo returned from his second stint on injured reserve this season to record his 77th career shutout, taking sole possession of ninth place on the all-time NHL list. It was great to have Lu back in there, Panthers coach Bob Boughner said of Luongo, who made 32 saves in his first appearance since Nov. 23. Assuming he plays on Thursday Boughner may be careful with the 39-year-old goalie and opt to start James Reimer instead he will face an Avs team that leads the Western Conference with 10 road wins. Colorado can counter with perhaps the top line in the NHL center Nathan MacKinnon and wingers Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen.