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Islanders Defeat Panthers 3-1 And Sweep Season Series

Thomas Greiss #1 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Thomas Greiss #1 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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The New York Islanders swept the season series against the Florida Panthers with a 3-1 win on the road and an impressive performance in net.

It’s crazy to think that three months into the season, the New York Islanders are already done with the Florida Panthers. With a win over the Panthers tonight, the Isles were able to sweep the season series. Here’s how they were able to do it.

In the first period, no goals were scored for either side but that doesn’t mean that there weren’t any chances. Both teams would get a power play chance and the Isles outshot the Panthers 9-8 for the period.

In addition to winning the shot differential, the Isles were also the better Corsi team with a 55.17 CF%. They also had two high danger chances for.

In period number two, the Islanders were able to break the scoring with a Devon Toews power play goal 49 seconds into the period. It was Toews’ third goal of the year with assists from Eberle and Lee.

Just under four minutes later the Islanders would get another power play chance and Mat Barzal scored maybe the easiest goal of his career.

The Islanders, who normally aren’t very good on the power play was able to get two goals on the man advantage just minutes apart.

At 9:36 into the period, Mike Hoffman would get one back for Florida, his 12th of the season making it a one goal game. The Isles dominated the corsi battle in this period, with a CF% of 62.07.

The Isles were without Anders Lee to start the third period due to his scuffle with Brian Boyle. Boyle went up high on Adam Pelech and Lee went over to stand up for his guy. Lee ended up missing 17 minutes for a game misconduct, fighting and instigating.

In the third, the Isles went into their defensive and conservative mindset. Florida generated 13 shots but Thomas Greiss stood on his head. The Isles would add one more thanks to an Anders Lee empty-net goal, and the New York Islanders would go on to win 3-1 sweeping the season series.

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Winners: Thomas Greiss, Anders Lee, Jordan Eberle

Losers: The refs, Adam Pelech’s face, Michael Dal Colle

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