Panthers' Roberto Luongo will be in goal on Friday

The Florida Panthers are starting Roberto Luongo in goal for their season opener versus the Tampa Bay Lightning.

What It Means:

Luongo is entering his 18th NHL season and 9th with the Panthers. He is coming off his worst season since 2006. Luongo posted a .915 save percentage, 2.65 goals against average, and a 17-15-6 record in 40 games played in 2016-17.

Our models project Luongo for 2.9 goals allowed, 27.5 saves, and a 38.0% chance of winning on Friday for 15.2 FanDuel points, the second-lowest total on the 3-game slate.