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NO POINTS FOR THE EFFORT

Friday, 03.17.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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NO POINTS FOR THE EFFORT
Panthers 4, Islanders 2

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By Kerry Gwydir

The losses hurt even more when your team is leaving everything they have out on the ice.

For the second straight night, the Islanders droppped a 4-2 decision after an empty-netter sealed it. Tonight's loss to the Panthers tonight in South Florida featured the same intense, gritty effort from everyone on the team. Adding to tonight's struggle was that this was the second game of back-to-backs, plus the Islanders were without another key player -- Mike York, who was out with a mild concussion.

After Miroslav Satan tied the game at 2-2 at 7:49 of the third period off a perfect tic-tac-toe passing play, Florida's Juraj Kolnik scored the game-winner with just a littleover five minutes left in the game. Kolnik sailed a wrister through Jason Blake's leg and off Rick DiPietro's shoulder for his tenth goal of the season. Martin Gelias scored the empty net goal at 19:11 of the third.

The Islanders' next game is Sunday in Tampa Bay against the Lightning, who won tonight.

It took the Panthers just 33 seconds to open the scoring as Jay Bouwmeester deflected Sean Hill's point shot inside the left post. Josef Stumpel earned the secondary assist on Bouwmeester's first of the season by finding Hill for the shot from the left point.

With 6:36 left in the same stanza, the Islanders' power play broke an 0 for 29 slump when Miro Satan, playing the right point on the powerplay, snapped a shot through an Alexei Yashin screen behind Florida goaltender Jamie McLennan. Denis Grebeshkov and Shawn Bates registered the assists on the play. It was Grebeshkov's first point as an Islander.

Florida answered with a power play marker of their own with 3:53 left in the second and Wyatt Smith in the penalty box. Joe Nieuwendyk was credited with the goal after DiPietro made a pair of stops on the doorstep off Panther forward Jon Sim.

Notes: Defenseman Joel Bouchard, who missed last night's game with a knee injury, was back in the lineup as Allan Rourke was returned to Bridgeport. With York out, Satan wore one of the As.

ISLANDERS
FORWARDS

(10) Sean Bergenheim -(79) Alexei Yashin-(21) Robert Nilsson
(7) Trent Hunter-(17) Shawn Bates-(81) Miroslav Satan
(15) Jeff Tambellini-(28) Wyatt Smith-(55) Jason Blake
(27) Jeremy Colliton-(49) Eric Godard-(26) Rob Collins

DEFENSE
(4) Joel Bouchard-(3) Denis Grebeshkov
(44) John Erskine-(24) Radek Martinek
(14) Chris Campoli-(6) Bruno Gervais

GOALTENDERS
(39) Richard DiPietro
(30) Garth Snow

FLORIDA
FORWARDS

(23) Martin Gelinas-(12) Olli Jokinen-(15) Josef Stumpel
(85) Rostislav Olesz-(25) Joe Nieuwendyk-(16) Nathan Horton
(11) Jon Sim-(77) Chris Gratton-(3) Juraj Kolnik
(44) Greg Campbell-(42) Mikhail Yakubov-(43) Serge Payer

DEFENSEMEN
(4) Jay Bouwmeester-(22) Sean Hill
(20) Joel Kwiatkowski-(26) Mike Van Ryn
(7) Steve Montador-(55) Ric Jackman

GOALTENDERS
(29) Jamie McLennan
(1) Roberto Luongo

 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 32 22 6 4 102 72 48
2 NYI 33 23 10 0 104 91 46
3 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
4 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
5 DET 34 17 8 9 94 84 43
6 TOR 34 19 12 3 114 102 41
7 NYR 31 17 10 4 93 81 38
8 WSH 32 16 10 6 95 85 38
9 BOS 34 17 14 3 86 88 37
10 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
11 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
12 PHI 33 13 14 6 92 99 32
13 CBJ 32 14 15 3 79 102 31
14 NJD 35 12 17 6 77 102 30
15 BUF 34 13 18 3 66 109 29
16 CAR 33 9 20 4 68 92 22

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 33 13 15 -5 28
K. Okposo 33 7 21 -3 28
B. Nelson 33 14 13 6 27
R. Strome 33 6 15 12 21
F. Nielsen 33 6 11 1 17
N. Leddy 33 5 10 8 15
J. Boychuk 23 2 12 7 14
N. Kulemin 33 6 7 -2 13
M. Grabovski 30 5 7 3 12
T. Hickey 32 2 9 2 11
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 18 6 0 .919 2.24
C. Johnson 5 4 0 .868 3.59

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