DAYBREAK, Fla. (AP)— Roberto Luongo moved into a tie for 4th on the NHL profession success list with 474, making 37 conserves to assist the Florida Panthers beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Thursday night.
The 38- year-old Luongo is connected with Curtis Joseph on the profession list.
Vincent Trocheck scored the consent objective, Ian McCoshen had his very first NHL objective, and Jared McCann, Aaron Ekblad and Nick Bjugstad likewise linked for Florida.
Paul Stastny and Vince Dunn– likewise with his very first profession objective– countered for St. Louis. Jake Allen stopped 33 shots in the Blues’ very first loss in 5 video games this season.
Trocheck put the Panthers ahead 2-1 with a short-handed objective at 2: 45 of the 2nd duration. Trocheck skated in on a breakaway and shot over Allen’s glove. It was the very first time the Blues routed considering that the very first duration in their opener at Pittsburgh.
McCann made it 3-1 on a power play at 7: 42 of the 2nd, rerouting Radim Vrbata’s shot.
Ekblad provided the Panthers a 4-1 lead at 3: 16 of the 3rd when he took a pass from Jonathan Huberdeau in front and fired it previous Allen. Bjugstad scored with 5: 58 left made it 5-1.
Dunn finished the scoring.
Midway through the 2nd duration, the Blues had a prospective objective by Brayden Schenn waved off due to the fact that of a high stick.
The Blues took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd on a power-play wraparound objective by Stastny, who poked the puck past Luongo’s best skate into the corner of the web at 1:14 McCoshen, playing his 6th NHL video game, connected it 12 seconds later on.
Notes: The very first 9 objectives scored by the Panthers this season were each by a various gamer. Trocheck broke the streak with his 2nd objective of the season. … The video game was Luongo’s very first video game in the house considering that a Feb. 28 win versus Carolina. He didn’t play last season after March 2 due to repeating hip problems. … Blues RW Owen Tippett, the No. 10 choice in the 2017 draft, was a healthy scratch for the 3rd straight video game. … The Blues played their 3rd video game on the roadway in 4 nights.
Blues: At Tampa Bay on Saturday night.
Panthers: At Pittsburgh on Saturday night.