Thursday, January 12, 2017

Panthers Edge Islanders

     The Florida Panthers got by the New York Islanders 2-1 at Barclays Center on Wednesday night. It was the first time that the Panthers had played in Brooklyn since they were eliminated by the Islanders in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
     Florida(19-16-8) moved out to a 1-0 lead at 5:47 the first period. Keith Yandle blasted a slapshot from the left point by Thomas Greiss. Jared McCann and Vincent Trocheck were credited with assists on the play.
     New York(15-16-8) evened the contest at 1-1 later in the period at 10:47. Nick Leddy snapped a shot from the top left circle that went through traffic and past Roberto Luongo.
     In the second period, the Panthers retook the lead 2-1. Jussi Jokinen won a face-off in the left circle and the puck was cycled by Jonathan Marchessault to the right wing. Jason Demers delivered a shot from the right circle for the game-winning goal at 1:09.

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