Islanders Beat Panthers In A Shootout Victory (Highlights)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Mathew Barzal
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Mathew Barzal /

The New York Islanders were able to get the win in a shootout over the Florida Panthers by a score of 5-4. It was intriguing to say the least.

The New York Islanders headed down to Florida to play a couple games against the Panthers and Lightning. Tonight they had the Panthers, and they sure gave us an exciting game to watch.

Keith Yandle got the scoring underway on the night with his fourth of the season, beating Jaroslav Halak in the process. Just three minutes later Anders Lee, who is currently on fire with his scoring, netted his 16th on the season.

de Haan and Pelech had the helpers on the now patented Anders Lee net-front-presence special:

Anders Lee is just a scoring machine, it’s not even fair. Since November of 2016, only Nikita Kucherov has more goals than Lee.

In the second Thomas Hickey gave the Islanders their first lead of the night. He scored his first of the year with a little help from Josh Ho-Sang. Then things began to get a little crazy.

Cal Clutterbuck took a penalty, which gave the Panthers a 5-on-3. Doug Weight didn’t like the call and went absolutely nuts on the bench.

Like really nuts…

The Panthers were able to tie it, and then take the lead on another penalty which was given to the Islanders when Cal Clutterbuck was given a 10-minute misconduct penalty. But the period wasn’t done there, in fact, the Isles were just getting started.

Brock Nelson rose from his two-month hibernation and found the back of the net for his seventh of the year (another helper from Ho-Sang who now has 12 points in 16 games).  Followed by John Tavares’ 17th goal on the season.

In the third period, Denis Malgin was able to beat Halak for the only goal of the period. It would need overtime.

As always 3-on-3 hockey is always a treat so there was a litany of chances for both the Islanders and the Panthers. A stonewall save by Reimer kept the game tied and forced a shootout.

There was one lone goal in the shootout and it came from Maty Barzal:

The Isles won a wild one by a score of 5-4. This was the fourth time in five games that the Islanders scored five goals. That’s beyond impressive.

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The Isles are currently sitting at 16-8-2 with a second place spot in the Metro right now. They’re back at it again tomorrow in Tampa.