SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Nicklas Jensen scored in the first period and added the only goal in the shootout and the Vancouver Canucks earned a 4-3 victory over former goalie Roberto Luongo and the Florida Panthers on Sunday.
Alex Burrows had a goal and two assists and Dan Hamhuis also scored for the Canucks. Eddie Lack made 26 saves.
Jimmy Hayes scored two power-play goals for the Panthers. Vincent Trocheck also scored and Luongo stopped 29 shots.
Luongo faced his former team just 12 days being traded from the Canucks to the Panthers on March 4. Luongo is 2-3 since joining the Panthers.
Lack stopped all three shots in the shootout and won against Luongo, his former teammate.
The Canucks won for just the fourth time in 17 games and are 3-4 since they traded Luongo.
Luongo was dealt along with forward Steven Anthony to Florida in exchange for goalie Jacob Markstrom and forward Shawn Matthias. This is Luongo’s second stint with the Panthers, whom he played for from 2000-06.
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