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

Monday, 12.19.2005 / 12:00 AM ET / 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 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 71 13 32 7 45
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 73 7 33 -1 40
J. Jagr 69 13 25 -4 38
B. Boyes 72 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 73 11 24 10 35
J. Hayes 64 18 13 -4 31
A. Barkov 63 12 17 -2 29
B. Campbell 74 3 21 1 24
B. Pirri 41 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 11 .922 2.32
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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