Roundup: Roberto Luongo wins in return to Panthers

Roberto Luongo made 25 saves for his first Florida win in nearly eight years.

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Roberto Luongo made 25 saves for his first Florida win in nearly eight years.

Roberto Luongo made 25 saves in his return to Florida, and Dmitry Kulikov and Jesse Winchester each scored power-play goals to lead the Panthers over the Buffalo Sabres, 2-0, Friday night at Sunrise, Fla.

Luongo, acquired in a trade with Vancouver on Tuesday, was in net for the first time for Florida since April 18, 2006. Luongo previously played for Florida from 2000-06.


Michal Neuvirth stopped 42 shots in his first start for Buffalo since being acquired from Washington last Wednesday.

Rangers 4, Hurricanes 2 — Derek Stepan scored on a 5-on-3 power play with 2:45 left to lift visiting New York.

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Rick Nash and Ryan McDonagh scored earlier for the Rangers, who beat Carolina for the 10th straight time, and Carl Hagelin added an empty-netter with 41 seconds to go.

Penguins 3, Ducks 2 — Evgeni Malkin scored the tying goal during a power play in the third period and Brandon Sutter got the deciding goal in a six-round shootout, leading visiting Pittsburgh over Anaheim.

Defenseman Deryk Engelland scored in the first period for the Penguins.


Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves for his league-leading 33d victory, after the Penguins rallied twice from one-goal deficits in a showdown between the leaders of the Eastern and Western Conferences.

Red Wings 7, Devils 4 — Johan Franzen had two goals and two assists, Gustav Nyquist a goal and three assists and David Legwand a goal and two assists for host Detroit.

Franzen has five goals and six assist for 11 points in the five games since the Olympic break.

Flames 4, Islanders 3 — Joe Colborne scored twice during a furious third-period comeback for host Calgary, which got three goals in less than five minutes for a victory over New York.

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