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G Roberto Luongo Named NHL's Defensive Player of the Week

Monday, 12.19.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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G Roberto Luongo Named NHL\'s Defensive Player of the Week

Cats Netminder Earns Weekly Honor After Posting 3-1-0 Mark

SUNRISE, Fla. – The National Hockey League announced today that G Roberto Luongo has been named the league's Defensive Player of the Week, after backstopping the Panthers to a 3-1-0 record with a 2.25 GAA and a .942 save percentage in four games played.

Luongo opened last week by making 31 saves as the Panthers defeated the Nashville Predators, 7-3, on Tuesday, Dec 13. On Thursday, Dec. 15, he made 34 saves as Florida defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in overtime. Luongo made 29 saves, including one on a penalty shot by Atlanta's Marian Hossa (with the save Luongo improved to 8-8 for his career in penalty shot attempts), as the Panthers dropped a 2-1 decision to the Thrashers on Saturday, Dec. 17. Last night, Luongo made a season high 53 saves as the Cats defeated the Washington Capitals 3-2.

This marks the second time that Luongo has earned the league's Defensive Player of the Week, as he was awarded the honor after the first week of the season when he posted shutouts in his first two starts and went 2-1-0 with a 0.67 GAA and .979 save percentage in three games. The Montreal, Quebec native has appeared in 32 of Florida's 35 games this season, posting a 12-15-4 mark with a 3.17 GAA and a .913 GAA.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 62 25 32 5 170 189 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 62 22 15 -8 37
J. Jokinen 61 6 28 -1 34
J. Huberdeau 59 9 24 2 33
A. Ekblad 62 9 23 8 32
B. Boyes 60 10 21 8 31
J. Jagr 58 11 18 -11 29
J. Hayes 53 17 10 -5 27
B. Campbell 62 3 19 3 22
A. Barkov 51 9 12 -6 21
T. Fleischmann 52 7 14 12 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 16 11 .920 2.40
A. Montoya 4 6 2 .893 2.98
 
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