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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.  


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