Luongo saves 27, Ekblad scores, Panthers top Blackhawks 4-0
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Roberto Luongo stopped 27 shots for his fourth shutout of the season, Aaron Ekblad scored in his first game back from a concussion and the Florida Panthers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Friday night to stop a four-game losing streak.
Reilly Smith, Quinton Howden and former Chicago defenseman Brian Campbell also scored for Florida. The Panthers had lost their last eight games against Chicago, getting outscored 25-11 in those contests.
Scott Darling stopped 28 shots for Chicago, which lost on consecutive nights in the state of Florida. The Blackhawks lost in Tampa on Thursday, after winning 12 straight to match the Panthers for the longest winning streak in the league this season.
Florida has now won 13 straight games with Ekblad in the lineup. He missed the Panthers’ previous four games.