Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Luongo Passes Sawchuk, Now 5th All-Time in Wins

Roberto Luongo moved passed Hall of Famer Terry Sawchuk and into 5th place on the all-time wins list on Monday night, shutting out the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center, 3-0.

The blanking was Luongo's first of the season and 73rd of his NHL career, good for 11th on the all-time list.

Luongo doesn't really care too much about the milestone right now, however. He wants to help the Panthers win games and get back to the playoffs.

"Right now, I want to get some wins; our goal is to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs, so that's what my focus is on 100 percent," said Luongo, who had not earned a shutout since Jan. 22 against the Chicago Blackhawks. "The other things will take care of itself and we'll reflect on them once all is said and done. But I think as a group we have one goal in mind and that's to play good every night and keep collecting some points and get back into this thing."

Luongo is No.1 on the active wins list. Here are the top five on the list, all-time.

1. Brodeur, 691
2. Roy, 551
3. Belfour, 484
4. Joseph, 454
5. Luongo, 448.