Florida Panthers 4, Ottawa Senators 1 – FOXSports.com
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Jaromir Jagr fueled the Florida Panthers on a strong offensive night. Still, the veteran forward was ready to credit this victory to his goaltender.
“The score says we won 4-1,” Jagr said, “but Lou saved three or four goals at least, so we have to thank him.”
Jagr had a goal and two assists, and Jussi Jokinen, Jonathan Marchessault and Derek MacKenzie also scored for the Panthers.
“When we got our chances, we buried them, and sometimes that’s all it takes,” Luongo said. “All in all, I made a couple of big saves, but the boys were able to take advantage of the opportunities and give me a little bit of breathing room.”
Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored and Craig Anderson made 19 saves for the Senators, who have lost back-to-back games for just the second time this season.
“We did a lot of good things, and we have to build off it,” Ottawa wing Chris Neil said, adding that “if you play like that, you’re going to win more games than you’re going to lose.”
Pageau ended Luongo’s shutout bid when his shot from below the goal line found its way between the netminder and the crossbar at 4:45 of the third period.
Through 40 minutes, the Senators had nothing to show for two very solid periods of hockey, other than 27 shots on goal.
At one point in the first, they held a 12-3 advantage in shots but trailed 2-0 after Jagr had a hand in on both goals.
He opened the scoring 25 seconds in when his backhand shot was redirected by the stick of Senators forward Derick Brassard.
Jagr then left