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.