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Jaromir Jagr, Roberto Luongo power Panthers

Florida forward ends scoring drought, goalie makes 39 saves to defeat Senators

by Chris Stevenson / Correspondent

OTTAWA -- Jaromir Jagr had a goal and two assists and Roberto Luongo made 39 saves to help the Florida Panthers to a 4-1 win against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday.

Jagr, 44, scored for the first time in 14 games, and Luongo, 37, got his seventh win of the season for the Panthers (9-8-1), who have won two of their first three games on a four-game road trip.

"We won 4-1, but we were lucky," Jagr said. "[Luongo] probably stopped probably three, four goals at least. We have to thank [Luongo] for this win."

"We took advantage of our opportunities tonight," said Luongo, who won his fourth game in a row. "That's the moral of the story, I think. I don't think by any means we thought we played a great game as a team, but we took advantage of our opportunities. When we got our chances, we buried them. Sometimes that's all it takes."


WATCH: All Panthers vs. Senators highlights


Jussi Jokinen, back in the lineup after missing a game because of the flu, Jonathan Marchessault and Derek MacKenzie, scored for the Panthers. MacKenzie replaced Aleksander Barkov, who was injured and did not play in the third period, on the line with Jokinen and Jagr.

Video: FLA@OTT: Marchessault one-times a shot past Anderson

Panthers coach Gerard Gallant did not have an update on Barkov's injury or his availability for Sunday, when Florida faces the New York Rangers.

Craig Anderson made 19 saves and Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored for the Senators (10-7-1), who have lost back-to-back games.

Jagr scored 25 seconds into the game when his shot went off the stick of Senators forward Derick Brassard and between Anderson's pads.

Video: FLA@OTT: MacKenzie sticks with the puck and scores

Jagr had gone 13 games without a goal for the second time in his career (Philadelphia Flyers, 2012).

Jagr assisted on Jokinen's first goal of the season at 12 minutes of the first period to make it 2-0.

Marchessault scored at 15:05 of the second period to make it 3-0. It was Marchessault's team-leading ninth goal of the season.

Goal of the game

Jokinen finished off some nice passing with Barkov and Jagr with a wrist shot from the slot that went into the top corner on Anderson's glove side.

Video: FLA@OTT: Jokinen beats Anderson with a wicked wrister

Save of the game

With the Panthers up 2-0 and seven minutes left in the second period, Dzingel had a breakaway from the Panthers' blue line. Luongo stopped his shot with his left arm and Marchessault scored two minutes later.

Video: FLA@OTT: Luongo stops Dzingel's nice breakaway chance

Highlight of the game

Jagr scored the 751st goal of his career 25 seconds into the game.

Video: FLA@OTT: Jagr scores 25 seconds into the game

Unsung moment of the game

Five minutes into the second period and with the Panthers ahead 2-0, Senators forward Mark Stone got a carom off the backboards and had an open net with Luongo out of position. Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad slid over and deflected Stone's shot over the net with his left ankle.

They said it

"If you would have given me that sheet before the game, I would have definitely taken it and be sure we win that game. But that's one of those. We need the same effort next game and keep pushing the same way." -- Senators coach Guy Boucher on Ottawa's 83 shot attempts


"It was one of those nights where we did pretty much everything right. [Luongo] was pretty good. They got a couple of good bounces there at the start, but at the end of the day [Luongo] outplayed me and that was the difference maker." -- Senators goaltender Craig Anderson


"I live by day. I don't know about future. I just want to play every game I can play. Sometimes it doesn't go your way. It's hard, especially when you're old. I'm putting a lot of work in it and the results aren't there. That's the toughest thing. You keep believing. There's a lot of doubters, but you just have to close your ears and believe what got me 25 years." -- Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr

Need to know

The Senators have scored two goals or fewer 12 games in a row. … Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle played his 569th consecutive game, the second-longest streak in the NHL behind Andrew Cogliano of the Anaheim Ducks (722). … With Senators forwards Mike Hoffman and Bobby Ryan injured, forward Curtis Lazar was promoted from Binghamton of the American Hockey League on Saturday and played his first game of the season.

What's next

Panthers: At the New York Rangers on Sunday (7 p.m. ET; MSG, FS-F, NHL.TV)

Senators: At the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; RDS2, SNE, TSN5, NHL.TV)


Video: Jagr, Luongo lead Panthers over Senators, 4-1

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