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Shootout save of the year at All-Star Skills? Luongo might have made it so

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Shootout save of the year at All-Star Skills? Luongo might have made it so

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Roberto Luongo made one of the best shootout saves of the entire year during the NHL's All-Star Skills Competition. Jiri Sekac deked the Florida Panthers netminder out of his crease, but the veteran netminder was able to reach back and make an incredible glove save.

The All-Star weekend may be all about offense, but in the final event of the Skills Competition, the shootout relay, Florida Panthers netminder Roberto Luongo made one of the best shootout stops you'll see all season.

With Montreal Canadiens winger Jiri Sekac barreling in on him and moving every which way, Luongo was faked out of his net and began sliding in the wrong direction. With a wide a open net and all the room in the world, the rookie sensation went to slide the puck into the net, but not before Luongo came back with a desperation glove save.

The stop wasn't quite enough to help Team Toews get the victory, though. After the event, the team put together by Jonathan Toews, Ryan Getzlaf, and Rick Nash fell to Team Foligno, captained by Nick Foligno, Drew Doughty, and Patrick Kane, by a score of 25-19.

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Shootout save of the year at All-Star Skills? Luongo might have made it so