The New York Islanders beat the Florida Panthers in a shootout after scoring four goals apiece in regulation on Monday at BB&T Center. >> Read more
- 10:25 FLA Keith Yandle
- 13:15 NYI Anders Lee; Assists: Calvin de Haan, Adam Pelech
- 5:35 NYI Thomas Hickey; Assist: Joshua Ho-Sang
- 8:45 FLA Aaron Ekblad (power play); Assists: Yandle, Vincent Trocheck
- 10:34 FLA Aleksander Barkov (power play); Assists: Yandle, Trocheck
- 16:19 NYI Brock Nelson; Assists: Ho-Sang, Jason Chimera
- 18:21 NYI John Tavares; Assists: Josh Bailey, Nick Leddy
- 5:06 FLA Denis Malgin; Assists: Trocheck, Jamie McGinn
- NYI Eberle: Miss
- FLA Trocheck: Miss
- NYI Tavares: Miss
- FLA Barkov: Miss
- NYI Barzal: Score
- FLA Huberdeau: Miss
Andy Graziano, SNY.TV Twitter
A second consecutive game with little defense ends differently for the Islanders as they open their four-game road trip with a 5-4 shootout win over the Florida Panthers.
New York did not come out with a more structured and responsible defense after Friday's home loss to Ottawa. Their lack of defensive zone coverage continued to plague them throughout, especially on Maglin's game-tying goal in the third period on a dump-in play in which the Islanders had four players back behind the blue line.
That said, a win's a win, and this one puts two more points in the bank for a team that has yet to lose consecutive games in regulation this season. Mathew Barzal continues to dominate what seems like 80 percent of his shifts, and with the extra room in overtime, he dazzled and nearly ended it on a shaky James Reimer.
The rookie did end up with the only shootout goal, and Jaroslav Halak, who despite finishing with 39 saves allowed two very stoppable shots to elude him, came up big when it mattered, stopping Trocheck, Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau on Florida's attempts.
The Islanders face the Tampa Bay Lightning on the road Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.