It was the sixth shutout of the season for Luongo, who beat
Boston 2-0 Monday night. Luongo came in leading the NHL in saves
and ranked second with a .934 save percentage.
Matt Cullen had a goal and an assist for the Panthers, who are
unbeaten in their last five (3-0-2). Florida moved within seven
points of the idle New York Islanders for eighth place in the
Mikael Tellqvist stopped 24 shots for the Leafs, who lost their
second in a row and missed an opportunity to tie Philadelphia atop
the Eastern Conference. Toronto has 80 points and trails Ottawa by
one point in the Northeast Division.
Kolnik scored his first goal in the opening period when he got a
pass from Cullen in the slot and put a wrist shot through the legs
of Robert Reichel and over the glove hand of Tellqvist.
He made it 2-0 in the third when he outskated defenseman Ken Klee and beat Tellqvist on a partial breakaway.
Cullen scored 30 seconds later when his wrist shot from the left
circle beat Tellqvist high on the short side.
Mats Sundin had two great chances to give Toronto the lead in
the first period, but Luongo made a leg save on his one-timer on a
two-on-one and Sundin then hit the post on a breakaway.
Florida is 8-2-4-1 in its last 15 home games. ... The
Leafs were held without a shot on goal in the last 12 minutes of
the first period. ... It was the second two-goal game of Kolnik's
career. The first came Feb. 22, 2001, against Philadelphia when
Kolnik was with the Islanders. ... Tellqvist started for the fifth
time in the last six games with goalie Ed Belfour nursing a back
injury. ... Panthers D Jay Bouwmeester, out since Jan. 19 because
of a broken foot, took part in the morning skate but missed his
17th consecutive game. He is expected to return Friday night
against Washington. ... Toronto LW Gary Roberts missed his sixth
consecutive game because of a groin pull.