LUONGO CONTINUES CLIMB UP ALL-TIME WINS LIST
Roberto Luongo made 22 saves to continue his climb up the NHL all-time wins list and help the Florida Panthers improve to 10-1-0 in their past 11 home games, including three straight wins.
* At 29-15-5 (63 points), the Panthers regained their five-point lead on the idle Detroit Red Wings (25-16-8, 58 points) for first place in the Atlantic Division.
* Luongo won his 423rd NHL game to tie Tony Esposito for seventh place in NHL history. Jacques Plante ranks sixth all-time with 437 wins.
* Luongo improved to 8-0-0 in his last eight home games to extend his franchise record for wins in consecutive home games. He has a 1.35 goals-against average, .951 save percentage and two shutouts during that stretch. Overall he is 22-13-4 in 39 games this season and ranks among the top five in the League in shots-against (1,146; fifth), saves (1,066; fifth), save percentage (.930; fifth), shutouts (4; tied for third)
* Hours after signing a six-year contract extension, Aleksander Barkov scored the first of five unanswered goals to spark the Panthers' rally. Reilly Smith (1-1—2) scored for a fourth straight game, while Vincent Trocheck (1-1—2), Jussi Jokinen (1-1—2) and Brian Campbell (0-2—2) also had multipoint games.