After 20 years in the NHL, Roberto Luongo is still in history, since he is now second in his history by a goalkeeper.
Luongo played his 1030th game Sunday night at the end of the second period against the Lightning, overtaking Patrick Roy for sole possession of second place. He will probably remain No. 2 since he is 236 games behind his leader, Martin Brodeur.
Luongo made the majority of these appearances in the two games with the Panthers from 2000-2006 to 2013. He also spent eight seasons with the Canucks and reached the Stanley Cup final in 2011.
His first 24 appearances took place during the 1999-2000 season as a member of the Islanders.
Second of all time in games played.
LUONGOAT. 🐐 pic.twitter.com/q1WlW4zX5j
– Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) February 11, 2019
The Montrealer has the opportunity to add to his historic career this season, while he is currently one win away from Canadian compatriot Ed Belfour, who will win his third career win. Luongo is also third on the ice, seventh for the percentage of stops and ninth for the shutout.
The All-Star six times inherited the 3-2 deficit of James Reimer's Panthers, he allowed two power play goals in the third period, thus extending Tampa Bay's lead to three before the match ended.
Luongo will have his first chance to write more history this season on February 12th at home against the Stars.