Islanders Fall Prey to Panthers in Shootout | NBC New York

Islanders Fall Prey to Panthers in Shootout



    Islanders center John Tavares scores against Panthers goaltender Dan Ellis.

    Jonathan Huberdeau scored the deciding shootout goal to lift the Florida Panthers over the New York Islanders 4-3 on Saturday night.

    Huberdeau beat Michal Neuvirth in the first round of the tiebreaker on the stick side.

    Huberdeau also scored in regulation, and Nick Bjugstad and Erik Gudbranson added goals for the Panthers. Dan Ellis stopped 25 shots in his second start since being recalled from the AHL on Wednesday. Ellis turned aside all three shots in the shootout.

    Jaromir Jagr had an assist for Florida.

    Josh Bailey, Nick Leddy and John Tavares scored for the Islanders. Neuvirth made 15 saves in his first start since being acquired from Buffalo on March 2. Tavares also had two assists.

    The Panthers won for the first time in three games. The Islanders have lost three of four.

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