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Roberto Luongo moved into a tie for fourth on the NHL career victory list with 474, making 37 saves to help the Florida Panthers beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Thursday in Sunrise, Fla.

The 38-year-old Luongo is tied with Curtis Joseph on the career list.

"It took a long time. I was sitting on it for a while," said Luongo, who didn't play after March 2 because of recurring hip issues. "Obviously, I wanted to get back in there and get that one behind me. I was happy that I was able to string a good game together and get the win and the two points."

Vincent Trocheck scored the go-ahead goal, Ian McCoshen had his first NHL goal, and Jared McCann, Aaron Ekblad and Nick Bjugstad also connected for Florida.

"I think we have a little bit of swagger right now, a little bit of confidence that even when we go down a goal or two, we know that we have the firepower to answer right back," Trocheck said.

Paul Stastny and Vince Dunn — also with his first career goal — countered for St. Louis. Jake Allen stopped 33 shots in the Blues' first loss in five games this season.

"We knew we'd have to play a strong, smart game and we didn't do that," Blues coach Mike Yeo said.

Tampa Bay 5, Pittsburgh 4: Steven Stamkos scored his first goal since having right knee surgery last November and the host Lightning beat the Penguins.

Nashville 4, Dallas 1: Samuel Girard scored his first NHL goal and added an assist to lead the host Predators past the Stars.


•The Montreal Canadiens placed veteran defenseman Mark Streit on waivers. The abrupt move comes four months after Montreal signed the 39-year-old Streit to a one-year, $700,000 contract after he won a Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh last season.

• Philadelphia Flyers founder Ed Snider will be honored with a 9-foot bronze statue outside the Wells Fargo Center.

Snider founded the team in the 1960s and remained chairman until his death in April 2016. The statue will be unveiled Oct. 19 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Flyers' first home game in 1967.

Associated Press