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Rapid Recap: Islanders Lose 2 Players, Demolish Panthers 5-1

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ELMONT, NY– After the New York Islanders lost to their rivals 5-3 on Thursday night, they bounced back with an impressive 5-1 over the Florida Panthers at UBS Arena.

The Islanders snap their two-game skid and enter the Christmas break with a 19-14-2 on the season.

LINES:

Anders Lee-Mat Barzal-Oliver Wahlstrom
Josh Bailey-Brock Nelson-Anthony Beauvillier
Zach Parise-Jean-Gabriel Pageau-Simon Holmstrom
Matt Martin-Aatu Räty-Hudson Fasching

Robin Salo-Ryan Pulock
Alexander Romanov-Scott Mayfield
Sebastian Aho-Noah Dobson

Ilya Sorokin
Cory Schneider

Räty Scores First NHL Goal in First NHL Game

The New York Islanders have been waiting a few seasons for prospect Aatu Räty to get into the Islanders organization and make his mark after being drafted 52nd overall in 2021.

After coming over at the end of the AHL season in 2021-22, Aatu Räty played 23 games for Bridgeport this season with five goals and seven assists.

Before the New York Islanders played the Florida Panthers on Friday night, the 20-year-old centerman was recalled with Casey Cizikas out of the lineup.

He skated on the fourth line, on a checking line, but brought his offensive instincts as he scored his first career NHL goal.

GOTTA SEE IT: Islanders Aatu Räty Scores 1st NHL Goal in 1st Career Game

Beauvillier Scores Career Goal No. 100

Since returning to the lineup against the Boston Bruins six games ago, New York Islanders forward Anthony Beauvillier has looked much better than he did earlier in the season. He’s using his wheels and just seems more confident.

A tad over five minutes into the second period, Beauvillier scored from the slot for his 100th carer NHL goal to tie the contest at one.

He added an empty-netter in the third to give the Islanders a 5-1 lead.

Islanders Lose Nelson & Holmstrom

he New York Islanders cannot escape the injury bug.

With four players on Injured Reserve in, Kyle Palmieri, Adam Pelech, Cal Clutterbuck, and Semyon Varlamov, along with Casey Cizikas day-to-day, the New York Islanders lost another two players to injury Friday night in their game against the Florida Panthers. Both Brock Nelson and Simon Holmstrom left in the second period and did not return.

There was no update following the win.

Islanders Brock Nelson & Simon Holmstrom Injured vs. Panthers

UP NEXT: The New York Islanders and the rest of the NHL have a three-day break for the holiday. The Islanders host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Dec. 27 at 7:30 PM.

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