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Luongo passes Belfour to move into third on NHL all-time wins list

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After making 36 saves for the Florida Panthers in their 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday, Roberto Luongo surpassed the legendary Ed Belfour to move into third all-time on the NHL goalie wins list.

Luongo didn’t think too much about his accomplishment following the game, and was more pleased that the team escaped the Pepsi Center with a much-needed road victory.

“I’m happier we got the two points,” said Luongo.

“It’s a big road win for our club against a team that’s one of the good teams. They had won four in a row, so it was a gutsy effort for our club in a road game in a tough building.”

The 39-year old, who is currently playing in his 20th NHL season, has accumulated 485 wins, 2.51 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage in 1033 combined games with the Vancouver Canucks and Panthers.

He is also a six-time NHL all-star, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and holds NHL records for most saves in a single season and most regular season overtime wins. He needs 67 more wins to pass former Montreal Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche great Patrick Roy for second overall.

He still has three years remaining on his contract with an average annual value of $5,333,333 following the 2018/19 campaign.

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Joe Thornton out at least a month with rib fracture

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The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without one of their top six forwards for a while.

The team announced that veteran Joe Thornton will be sidelined for a minimum of four weeks after sustaining a rib fracture while getting hit into the boards early in the third period of their 3-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.

The 41-year old has recorded one goal, one assist and a minus-1 rating in five games this season.

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Why is Pierre-Luc Dubois asking to be traded? | NSS Live with Frank D’Angelo

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On the most recent episode of ‘NSS Live’: Frank D’Angelo, Bill Watters and Phil Esposito discussed the Pierre-Luc Dubois saga in Columbus and why the Blue Jackets forward demanded a trade request out of nowhere.

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Bruins to retire Willie O’Ree’s number 22 this season

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The Boston Bruins are set to honor the NHL’s first black player in a big way.

The team announced they are retiring Willie O’Ree’s number 22 and hanging it up in the rafters at TD Garden during a ceremony prior to their game against the New Jersey Devils on February 18.

The 85-year old, who made his NHL debut for the Bruins back in 1958, has already been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame under the builder category.

He ended his brief NHL career with four goals and 10 assists in 45 combined games. He also enjoyed a lengthy career in the WHL with the Los Angeles Blades and San Diego Gulls in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

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