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Roberto Luongo’s latest milestone: now tied for 7th all-time in wins

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Roberto Luongo isn’t just having a great season at an advanced age. He’s also reminding people of his impressive, perhaps Hall-of-Fame-worthy career.

He played nicely in the Florida Panthers’ 5-1 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday. It wasn’t just a win that celebrated Aleksander Barkov‘s extension, either (Barkov scored in the contest, by the way).

Nope, Luongo continues to climb up the all-time rankings, as his 423rd career regular season win ties him with Tony Esposito for seventh in NHL history.

Here are the top seven, for your consideration:

1. Martin Brodeur – 691 wins
2. Patrick Roy – 551
3. Ed Belfour – 484
4. Curtis Joseph – 454
5. Terry Sawchuk – 447
6. Jacques Plante – 437
7. Espo and Lou – 423

In case you’re wondering, the highest-ranked active goalies not named Luongo are Henrik Lundqvist (17th place with 362 wins), Marc-Andre Fleury (20th with 340) and Ryan Miller (22nd with 334).

Where do you think Luongo ends this season, and when he hangs up the goalie pads to tweet funny things full-time?

Roberto Luongo shuts out Rangers as Panthers win eighth straight

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The Florida Panthers got some work done off the ice Saturday, announcing head coach Gerard Gallant had signed a contract extension.

A few hours later, they took care of business on the ice.

The Panthers are red hot right now. They’ve won eight in a row. On Saturday, they shut out the New York Rangers by a final score of 3-0 before an announced sold out crowd of 20,289 fans.

And they regain top spot in the Atlantic Division.

Goaltending has been key to the Panthers’ success.

Roberto Luongo, at 36 years old, is giving the Panthers superb goaltending. He made 40 saves versus the Rangers, while his team manufactured only 20 shots on goal against Henrik Lundqvist.

Twice during this streak, Luongo has recorded a shut out, and has allowed only nine goals in his last seven starts.

Even at his age, he continues to put up very good numbers — a .929 save percentage, which is seventh best in the league, and a 2.09 goals-against average, which is also seventh.

Even more impressive is the fact Luongo remains one of the busiest puck stoppers, facing the fourth most shots (916 after Saturday’s game) among NHL goalies.

Roberto Luongo, still getting it done

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At 36, Roberto Luongo is the oldest starting goalie in the NHL.

But age doesn’t seem to be slowing him down.

Luongo posted a 39-save shutout last night as his Panthers blanked Tampa Bay, 1-0.

Florida was outshot, 39-20.

“[The Lightning] probably deserved a better fate, but Luongo was outstanding tonight,” said Panthers coach Gerard Gallant.

How good has Luongo been on the season?

Well, there are 27 goalies in the league with at least 10 starts. Of those 27, only five have a higher save percentage than Luongo’s .926.

Not bad for a guy who’s played 878 career NHL games, by far the most of any active netminder. Henrik Lundqvist is second with 634.

Related: Luongo says Panthers cannot accept anything ‘beneath’ playoffs

Under Pressure: Roberto Luongo

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Did you know that 36-year-old Roberto Luongo is now the second-oldest goalie in the NHL?

It’s true. The only one who’s older and still under contract is Minnesota’s 37-year-old Niklas Backstrom.

Luongo, of course, is very much under contract. He’s signed through 2021-22, to one of those front-loaded, back-diving deals they don’t allow anymore.

But you can forget the cap-recapture consequences for now, because Luongo is also coming off an excellent season, one in which he started 61 games for the Panthers and registered a .921 save percentage. Which is to say, he didn’t look like a guy on the verge of retirement.

Coach Gerard Gallant called Luongo “our MVP, our best player most nights.”

If Florida is to take a run at a playoff spot in 2015-16, Luongo will, in all likelihood, need to be just as good. The Panthers’ backup is Al Montoya, the 30-year-old who struggled last season (.892 SV%) and has just 88 NHL starts with four different teams to his name.

And make no mistake, the Panthers have their eyes on a playoff spot. They made a late surge last season after acquiring Jaromir Jagr, only to fall a few points short.

“We went toe-to-toe with everybody this year,” Luongo said at season’s end, per FOX Sports Florida. “The good teams, we played them well and we won some games. It’s just a matter of growing as a team, getting a bit more experience and taking the next step.

“We took a huge step this year, but we fell a little bit short. It’s really a matter of putting it all together next year.”

Video: Canucks pay tribute to Roberto Luongo

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Roberto Luongo is making his first start in Vancouver tonight since his March 2014 trade to the Florida Panthers.

During a break in play in the first period the Canucks paid tribute to Luongo, who spent eight seasons in Vancouver.

Related: Expect a lengthy ovation for Luongo tonight in Vancouver