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Islanders routed by the Panthers

December 15, 2009

Nathan Horton scores his first of three goals

I actually watched most of this game, and what an embarrassment it was.  The Islanders were beaten to every loose puck, could not get their fore-check going, and looked flat in every aspect of the game. 

If there had been anything more significant than the sparse crowd on hand at Nassau Coliseum last night, the Islanders would’ve been hit with a hurricane of boos, but with the paltry attendance (listed as 10,489) the team was lucky to escape with just an understated shower of discontent after a humiliating 7-1 defeat by the Panthers.

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Islanders Fight Back, But Lose in Shoot-Out

November 15, 2009

Playing in their third game in four nights, the Islanders showed grit and toughness in erasing a 4-2 third period deficit, but ultimately fell to the Panthers in a shoot-out.  It was the Islanders NHL leading 11th overtime game, and they were able to earn a point in their third straight road game. 

It was another strong start for the Islanders, who have scored 11 first-period goals in the past four games.  Tim Jackman gave the Isles the lead with a birthday goal just 16 seconds into the game.  Panther’s goaltender Tomas Vokoun entered the game with three shutouts in his last four starts, but did not look good early.  Josh Bailey set up the Islanders second goal, connecting with Trent Hunter who roofed one to the corner of the net to give the Islanders a 2-0 lead. 

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