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Rapid Recap: From The Hunter to the Hunted, Lose 3-1 to Panthers

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New York Islanders, Florida Panthers

Here’s your Rapid Recap:

ISLANDERS SCORING

The Florida Panthers got on the board first as Eetu Luostarinen as he deflected a Radko Gudas point shot from the slot. Gudas and Colin White were credited with the assists at 12:45 of the second period.

Noah Dobson tied the contest at one on the power play at 3:13 of the third period as his wrist shot beat Florida Panthers netminder Sergei Bobrovsky high glove side. Brock Nelson and Mathew Barzal were credited with the assists.

Patric Hornqvist gave the Panthers a 2-1 lead just twenty seconds later as he beat Ilya Sorokin on the wraparound. The goal was unassisted at 3:43 of the third period.

Matthew Tkachuk scored his first goal as a Florida Panther as he scored on the empty net at 18:45 of the third period. The goal was unassisted.

ISLANDERS TAKEAWAYS

The New York Islanders showed off their revamped aggressive system as they took it to the Florida Panthers in the first period, outshooting them 16-10. They entered the second period with a ton of momentum, but that was quickly lost by a strong push from Florida.

The Islanders only mustered five shots on goal in the middle frame, allowing a goal as well.

Without Ilya Sorokin’s play, the Islanders were headed to the third period down more than just one goal. Also, thanks to Jean-Gabriel Pageau denying a puck from crossing the goal line.

The Islanders put up 12 shots for a total of 33 in the contest, but the lack of execution was their downfall.

The New York Islanders’ power play went one-for-three in the contest, as Noah Dobson scored to get the Islanders on the board on their second power-play opportunity. The first and third chances did not bring about much success as the Islanders struggled to break over the Panthers’ blue line. Mat Barzal was trying to do too much and throw in a Kyle Palmieri post as well.

The penalty kill was dominant as the Islanders denied all five Florid Panthers power-play chances, allowing just seven shots.

Up Next: The New York Islanders host the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday, Oct. 15. Puck drop is at 7:30 PM.

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