The Islanders take on the Panthers in the back end of their home-and-home series on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
According to STATS...
- The Islanders lost, 2-1, to the Panthers on Wednesday night at Barclays Center, dropping their third straight tilt while scoring exactly one goal in each setback. The last time New York scored one goal or fewer in four consecutive games was in 2014-15 (March 10-17).
- Florida has won two straight and three of its last four tilts, allowing one goal or fewer in each of the victories. The Panthers have six wins when lighting the lamp two or fewer times in 2016-17 -- tied for third most in the Eastern Conference.
- The Panthers are 4-0-1 in their last five games against the Islanders at BB&T Center -- their longest active home point streak vs. any opponent. The last time the Islanders won a regulation road tilt against Florida was nearly four years ago (won 4-3 on March 16, 2013).
- Nick Leddy scored New York's lone goal Wednesday night, giving him six markers on the season -- one more than he had in 81 games last year. Leddy has lit the lamp in each of his two skates against Florida in 2016-17 (had one goal in first 12 career games against the Panthers).
- Jason Demers recorded his first game-winning goal of the season on Wednesday night, earning first-star honors, and giving him a career-high eight markers in 2016-17. Demers has five points (2g, 3a) in 11 career skates against the Islanders.
- The Islanders have eight different blueliners who have scored at least one goal in 2016-17 -- tied with New Jersey for most of any NHL club. Seven different Florida defensemen have lit the lamp at least once this season.
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