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Thomas tops Luongo again

Nov 20, 2013, 1:05 AM EDT

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A lot has changed since Tim Thomas and Roberto Luongo faced off in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final, but it seems like a few things stay the same. Luongo keeps joking and Thomas keeps winning … at least against each other, that is.

Thomas’ Florida Panthers nabbed a 3-2 shootout win against Luongo’s Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday.

The two made a November Panthers-Canucks game about as interesting as possible, as Thomas shook off the pairing’s past while Luongo reveled in it.

Thomas, 39, stopped 27 out of 29 shots while Luongo, 34, was plenty impressive in defeat, making 34 out of 36 saves.

It’s probably excessive to say that Thomas gets the last laugh. After all, he’s 4-6-0 and will probably stay home during the 2014 Winter Olympics while Luongo may very well start for Canada in Sochi and plays for a generally competitive (if frustrated) Canucks team.

Still, for one more night, Thomas edged Luongo … even if it wasn’t exactly like “old times.”

  1. blackhawks2010 - Nov 20, 2013 at 1:12 AM


  2. muckleflugga - Nov 20, 2013 at 2:46 AM

    yup…that’s old light him up lou

    the spectacle of a goalie impersonating a giraffe’s lovemaking session gone all wrong

    truth is, switzerland’s banking their medal hopes on luongo starting for team canada in sochi

  3. hitman3687 - Nov 20, 2013 at 3:01 AM

    Why is Thomas’ mask photoshopped onto his face??

  4. pastabelly - Nov 20, 2013 at 5:16 AM

    There is no “last laugh”. Thomas prime ended in 2011. He’s almost 40 and won the penultimate series of his lifetime against the Canucks.

    • dial1911 - Nov 20, 2013 at 8:54 AM

      Penultimate means second-to-last.

      • davebabychreturns - Nov 20, 2013 at 9:51 AM

        He played one more series after that one and if he plays behind teams like the Panthers the rest of his career the statement will remain true.

      • pastabelly - Nov 20, 2013 at 2:32 PM

        Sure,it’s the last big event before retirement. This other stuff is filler in between. That’s what I meant. He’s really playing out the string.

  5. galizische - Nov 20, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Prove-em all wrong again Tim!! PPW!!

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