Van 2 0 1 0 1 4
Fla 1 0 2 0 0 3
Date of game: 3/16/2014

Recap: Florida vs. Vancouver

Sunrise, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Roberto Luongo made 31 total saves against his former team.

He needed at least 32.

Nicklas Jensen beat Luongo once in regulation and again in a shootout as the Vancouver Canucks edged the Florida Panthers 4-3 Sunday in the goalie's first game against the Canucks since they dealt him on March 4.

Dan Hamhuis and Alexandre Burrows also scored in regulation for the Canucks, who got just their third win in nine games (3-5-1).

Jensen had the only goal of the shootout after Jimmy Hayes scored his second goal to tie the game for Florida with 1:35 left in regulation. Jensen's shot hit the post, then trickled in after going off Luongo's back.

"Especially the way the game was tied up there at the end, to get the win was huge for us," said Jensen.

Eddie Lack made three stops in the shootout and had 26 saves in the game as Vancouver improved to 3-12-1 in its last 16 road games.

Luongo had 29 saves in regulation and Vincent Trocheck had the other Canucks goal.

The Panthers lost for the fourth time in their last five games and Luongo fell to 2-2-1 in net since he was acquired from Vancouver along with forward Steven Anthony in exchange for goalie Jacob Markstrom and forward Shawn Matthias.

Luongo became the all-time wins leader in Panthers history during his first five-season stint with the team before he was traded to Vancouver in 2006.

"I saw a few guys before the game, had a little chat. But once we were out there it felt like a normal game, especially once you get the first few minutes under your belt," said Luongo. "It felt like any other game."

He made seven saves in a scoreless second period and Trocheck tied the score at 2-2 for Florida when he jammed in a loose puck near the post 4:19 into the third.

Scottie Upshall went off for tripping soon after that and Burrows scored on the Vancouver power play at 5:34, fighting for position in front and getting the puck to go in on a second try off a rebound for a 3-2 lead.

Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa made a kick-save with his right skate behind Lack in the crease during a Florida flurry midway through the third period, but the Panthers tied the game later.

With Alex Edler off for holding, Hayes scored after he was left all alone in front of the crease for a rebound off Brian Campbell's shot from the left.

Hayes' first goal on a power play gave Florida a 1-0 lead with 3:32 left in the first period but the Canucks scored twice in the next 2:07 to take the lead.

Hamhuis' point shot hit a Panthers skate in traffic to make it past Luongo and Jensen scored on a one-timer from the slot to make it 2-1. Burrows and Henrik Sedin assisted on both goals.

Game Notes

The Canucks will finish a four-game road trip Monday at Tampa Bay ... The Panthers start a four-game road trip against Pacific Division teams on Tuesday in San Jose.

In the FCS Huddle: 2014 MEAC Preview

Over half of the FCS conferences have at least 10 teams - seven of the 13 - so navigating the schedule is an arduous process that demands talent, execution and luck for the championship team.

NASCAR News
Kyle Busch aiming for another trifecta at Bristol

In August 2010, Busch won the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Truck Series races at Bristol on the same week, becoming the first driver in NASCAR history to accomplish that feat. One year ago here, he took the checkered flag for the Nationwide and Truck events but finished 11th in the Sprint Cup race. He had to start from the rear of the field after he had wrecked in qualifying.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.