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Luongo gets 67th career shutout in Panthers’ win

October 18, 2014

BUFFALO, New York (AP) — Roberto Luongo stopped 26 shots for his 67th career shutout, leading the Florida Panthers to a 1-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday for their first NHL victory of the season.

Luongo moved past Patrick Roy into sole possession of 13th place on the career shutouts list. He also extended his shutout streak against Buffalo to 183 minutes, 19 seconds.

Sean Bergenheim scored in the second period for the game’s only goal, sending a wrist shot between Mike Weber’s legs and past Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth.

In other games, Vancouver defeated Edmonton 2-0, Columbus held off Calgary 3-2, and Nashville spoiled Winnipeg’s home opener with a 2-0 win.

Vancouver’s Ryan Miller made 28 saves to record his 30th career shutout and improve to 9-0 in his career against Edmonton.

Radim Vrbata and Daniel Sedin scored for the Canucks, who got their season-opening third straight win.

The Oilers are winless in five games for their worst start in club history.

In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Pekka Rinne made 31 saves for his 33rd NHL shutout to lead the Predators.

Predators newcomer Mike Ribeiro scored in the first period, and James Neal connected in the third.

Rinne played only 24 games last season because of a hip injury.

Columbus’ Jack Skille, Ryan Johansen and Matt Calvert scored goals, while Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 29 shots.

Calgary trailed 3-0 when Mason Raymond broke up the shutout early in the third period. Josh Jooris then narrowed the lead with a goal in his NHL debut with over eight minutes left.

The Blue Jackets were 4 for 4 on the penalty kill to stay perfect this season in nine attempts.

Elsewhere, Detroit’s Johan Franzen scored twice and Henrik Zetterberg had four assists to lead the Red Wings to a 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Jimmy Howard stopped 23 shots for Detroit.

In Anaheim, California, Andrew Cogliano ended Minnesota’s season-long shutout streak with a short-handed goal early in the third period as the Ducks beat the Wild 2-1.

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