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Nick Bjugstad scores early goal, Panthers top Hurricanes 1-0 despite injury to Luongo @NHL

SUNRISE, Fla. - Nick Bjugstad scored an early goal that stood up, and the Florida Panthers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 1-0 on Wednesday night despite an injury to Roberto Luongo.

The veteran goalie made 11 saves before leaving with 9:38 left in the second period with an upper-body injury. Luongo was replaced by Al Montoya, who stopped 22 shots in his sixth appearance of the season.

The Panthers won for the first time in three games and posted their first shutout since a 1-0 win at Buffalo on Oct. 17.

The Hurricanes lost for the sixth time in seven games and have an NHL-worst 2-9-2 road record.

Cam Ward made 27 saves for Carolina.

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