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Luongo, Holtby earn milestone wins

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Goalies Roberto Luongo of the Florida Panthers and Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals each had a big win on Friday, so momentous that names like Patrick Roy, Martin Brodeur, Curtis Joseph and Ken Dryden were being mentioned afterward. 

Luongo made 24 saves in a 4-1 victory at the Buffalo Sabres for his 455th NHL victory, passing Joseph for fourth place on the all-time wins list. The only goalies who have more wins than Luongo are Brodeur (691), Roy (551) and Ed Belfour (484).  

Holtby got his 200th win in a 4-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the team that eliminated them from the Stanley Cup Playoffs in each of the past two seasons on the way to winning the championship. Holtby (200-76-31) became the second-fastest goalie in NHL history to reach 200 victories. He needed 319 games, 10 more than Ken Dryden of the Montreal Canadiens, who got win No. 200 in his 309th game on Nov. 16, 1977.  

 

Hall call

Dave Andreychuk, Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya, Danielle Goyette and Mark Recchi, all part of the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2017 that will be inducted on Monday, share some of their stories about career highlights and even what they were doing when they got the big phone call.

 

Away we go

The Matt Duchene era is underway in Ottawa, and he's happy to have his first game as a member of the Senators under his belt. He is also happy to have his first game against his former team, the Colorado Avalanche, in the past. But the best part of it all was a 4-3 overtime win for the Senators in Game 1 of the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Hidden talents

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Oscar Klefbom is an excellent cook and fisherman. His defensive partner Matt Benning? Not so much. But Benning does have a surprising skating talent, one he left behind as a teenager.

Video: One-Timers: Oilers D-men talk cooking, figure skating

 

Sabres goalie honors fallen officer

On Military Appreciation Night in Buffalo, Sabres goalie Robin Lehner found a unique way to honor police officer and Army veteran Craig Lehner, who died last month. 

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