Brock Nelson Rating in Shootout, Islanders Beat Panthers Three-2

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Brock Nelson scored within the shootout and the New York Islanders beat the Florida Panthers Three-2 Saturday night time to snap a two-game skid.

Anders Lee and Josh Bailey scored in regulation for the Islanders. Semyon Varlamov, signed to a four-year, $20 million deal within the low season, stopped 35 photographs by extra time and all three Florida makes an attempt within the tiebreaker to choose up his first win with New York.

Evgenii Dadonov had a aim and an help, Denis Malgin additionally scored, and Sam Montembeault stopped 26 photographs by extra time in his firs begin of the season for Florida. The Panthers misplaced in a shootout for the second straight recreation to fall to 1-2-2 by 5 video games.

Dadonov tied the rating at 2-2 when his wrist shot beat Varlamov with 6:02 left within the third interval. Jonathan Huberdeau entered the offensive zone with possession of the puck and crisscrossed with Dadonov to throw off the Islanders’ defence.

Evgenii Dadonov, Florida Panthers (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Florida opened the scoring at 5:34 of the primary interval when Malgin hammered a one-timer off a cross from Dadonov for his first of the season.

Lee tied it when he recorded his second aim of the season at 5:40 of the second. Lee despatched a slap shot from the excessive slot after Mathew Barzal masterfully manipulated the Panthers’ defence behind the web and located a gap to ship a cross to the Islanders’ captain.

Bailey gave the Islanders a 2-1 lead with 2:29 left within the center interval when he completed a cross-ice cross from Jordan Eberle, firing a wrist shot previous Montembeault’s glove.

The Panthers outshot the Islanders 12-9 within the first 20 minutes however didn’t capitalize on the ability play, squandering three alternatives.


The Islanders celebrated the 40th anniversary of the 1979-80 championship season and welcomed again alumni from all through the franchise’s historical past. Clark Gillies, Bobby Nystrom, Denis Potvin, John Tonelli, Bryan Trottier had been all in attendance together with a number of others. … F Ross Johnston made his season debut for New York, and dropped gloves with Panthers D Josh Brown within the third interval. … Islanders fourth-line C Casey Cizikas missed his second straight recreation with a lower-body harm. … New York scratched rookie D Noah Dobson and veteran F Matt Martin. … Florida’s Keith Yandle, the NHL’s present “Iron Man” streak holder, performed in his 802nd consecutive recreation. … Panthers scratched F Henrik Borgrstrom and D Mark Pysyk. … Montembeault, a third-round choose from the 2015 NHL draft, is predicted to contribute regardless of the workforce signing Sergei Bobrovsky to a seven-year, $70 million contract this summer season to unravel the workforce’s goaltending woes.

Up Subsequent

Panthers: At New Jersey on Monday.

Islanders: Host St. Louis on Monday.


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