Comedy of errors by Senators help Luongo reach 450 wins

Jen Neale
SUNRISE, FL – JANUARY 31: Goaltender <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nhl/players/1793/" data-ylk="slk:Roberto Luongo">Roberto Luongo</a> #1 of the Florida Panthers skates out to the net prior to the start of the game against the <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nhl/teams/ott/" data-ylk="slk:Ottawa Senators">Ottawa Senators</a> at the BB&T Center on January 31, 2017 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)
SUNRISE, FL – JANUARY 31: Goaltender Roberto Luongo #1 of the Florida Panthers skates out to the net prior to the start of the game against the Ottawa Senators at the BB&T Center on January 31, 2017 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)

In the first period of the game between the Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers the two teams combined for five goals.

It looked like if Roberto Luongo was going to earn his 450th career win he might need a little luck on his side.

And for being such a good soldier, the hockey gods smiled down upon Bobby Lu and gave him a meltdown by the Sens.

By the end of the second, the Panthers erased a 4-2 deficit to tie the game.

Just shy of midway through the third, a puck handling blunder by Mike Condon allowed for Jonathan Marchessault to steal the puck and put Florida ahead.

The score stayed at 5-4 until Ottawa pulled the netminder. Jason Demers settles the puck in the neutral zone and fires it on the open net.

The puck hits perfectly coifed defenseman Erik Karlsson’s stick as he tries to stop the puck. Instead it deflects right into the empty net.

(Can you hear that? It’s all the Los Angeles Kings fans yelling things about ‘Drew Doughty’ and ‘Norris Trophy.’)

Derick Brassard made things interesting by scoring 22 seconds later; however the Panthers held on to win, 6-5 giving Luongo his 450th career win.

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