New York vs Florida Recap - Islanders Win 3-2
|New York vs Florida Recap - Islanders Win 3-2|
New York earned a 3-2 victory over Florida on Sunday, but needed a shootout to do it at BankAtlantic Center.
Bettors who backed the Islanders were rewarded as +155 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go PUSH the closing total of 5.
The win was clinched by Frans Nielsen, who beat Jose Theodore in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for New York. New York got goals from Kyle Okposo and Matt Moulson in the victory. Moulson opened the scoring at 18:57 of the second period.
Evgeni Nabokov turned in a 33-save effort for the Islanders.
Florida got goals from Stephen Weiss and Tomas Fleischmann in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Jose Theodore stopped 35 of 37 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, New York went 1-for-2, while the Panthers were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Florida lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 37-35.
New York looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Penguins. The Panthers will aim to get back on the winning track at Montreal.