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Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

Cory Wright

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Islanders @ Panthers
New York Islanders vs. Florida Panthers
Team Record: 30-33-11
Last Game: 4-3 L @ TBL
Season Series: 0-0-3 of 4
Team Record: 36-24-14
Last Game: 2-1 SOL v EDM
Season Series: 3-0-0 of 4
Matt Moulson
Moulson reached a career milestone with his 100th goal Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Moulson’s 100th goal came in his 267th career game and in his usual spot, battling in front of the opposition’s net. The Isles top-line left wing has 13 points (8g/5a) in his last 13 games and 63 points (33g/30a) during a career season.
Jason Garrison
Garrison set a new franchise record for most goals by a Panthers defensemen on Friday, scoring his 16th marker of the season. That’s good for second in goals scored by a defenseman this season. Garrison is also tied for most game-winning goals by a Panthers d-man, with three. On the season, Garrison has 30 points (16g/14a) in 69 games.
Panthers Den: The Panthers have played well at home this season, winning five of their last six games at Bankatlantic Center. The Panthers are second in the Eastern Conference with nine regulation losses at home, trailing Pittsburgh by one. The Islanders lost their previous outing in Florida 4-2 Oct. 22, but have taken points in three of their last four road games.

Avoiding the Sweep: The Islanders have picked up a point from every team in the Eastern Conference this season except the Panthers. The Southeast Division leaders have held the Islanders number this season, but the Isles have one more chance to avoid the dreaded 0-4 blemish on their record.

Career Years: Frans Nielsen established a new career-high in goals with 15…John Tavares (74 points), PA Parenteau (64) and Matt Moulson (63) are all enjoying career-years statistically.
The Islanders took an early lead before surrendering four straight goals in a 4-1 loss to the Florida Panthers on Feb. 12 at Nassau Coliseum. Kris Versteeg and Tomas Fleischmann each had a goal and an assist while Tyson Strachan and Jack Skille rounded out the scoring for the Panthers. Frans Nielsen scored the Islanders lone goal at 3:35 of the first period.

Click the photo for gallery from the last time the Islanders played the Panthers.
Date of
DiPietro 1/3 Sports hernia/knee swelling 38  10 weeks
Power play: 18.83%
Penalty kill: 81.2%
Home record: 15-16-6
Road record: 15-17-5
Goals For: 177
Goals Against: 222
Power play: 18.7%
Penalty kill: 79.9%
Home record: 20-9-9
Road record: 16-15-5
Goals For: 184
Goals Against: 203

Answer from Tuesday's question: Who is the only Islander to record a hat trick against the Tampa Bay Lightning? The answer is: Dave Scatchard. Scatchard turned the Isles only trick on the Lightning on Feb. 11, 2003, en route to a 6-2 win over the Bolts.
Check back after media availability for lineup and starting goalie. Both will be posted on Twitter as they are announced. Follow @NYIslanders.

Panthers Expected Lineups



Theodore, Clemmenson

Matt Moulson on playing the Panthers: "We haven’t had much success against them this year. We have to come out and play like we’ve been playing for the most part the last couple of games. That means getting shots, getting to the net and limiting the opposing shots."

2011-2012 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Mar 25 '12 NYI 3 at FLA 2 - SO F. Nielsen
Feb 12 '12 FLA 4 at NYI 1 T. Fleischmann
Oct 22 '11 NYI 2 at FLA 4 T. Kennedy
Oct 08 '11 FLA 2 at NYI 0 S. Weiss
J. Tavares75314475-22478
P. Parenteau74164965-48762
M. Moulson75343064+36145
M. Streit7563743-254031
F. Nielsen75152439-7651
K. Okposo72172037-183221
M. Grabner71161127-151212
J. Bailey73111223-131811
T. Hamonic6621921+67110
A. MacDonald6851419-52010
M. Martin737714-1610901
B. Rolston49459-12601
M. Jurcina61279-322820
S. Staios59088-155100
D. Ullstrom28347-1600
M. Reasoner54055-212800
M. Eaton58134-161001
D. Reese23134-11100
C. Cizikas13044+0200
J. Pandolfo55112-13800
M. Mottau29022-101500
N. Niederreiter49101-241200
T. Wallace31011-7600
B. Comeau16000-11600
M. Haley9000+03300
A. Ness9000+0200
R. Rakhshani5000+0200
T. Gillies3000-1000
C. de Haan1000+1000
T. Wishart1000+0000
E. Nabokov4118-18-39911402.54.913
A. Montoya247-7-5616412.73.905
R. DiPietro83-2-3221773.73.876
K. Poulin62-4-0151623.04.907
A. Nilsson41-2-0101122.75.911
T. Fleischmann75243256-42654
S. Weiss73193655+95646
K. Versteeg64222749+44575
B. Campbell7544549-7610
J. Garrison70161430+83093
T. Kopecky7382129-83022
M. Samuelsson48111526+01871
D. Kulikov5142125-43221
S. Matthias73101424-34911
S. Bergenheim5517522-34652
M. Goc50101222+6831
M. Weaver7501616+11200
M. Santorelli609211-101821
W. Wolski243811-5200
E. Jovanovski592911-112910
J. Skille464610-92801
M. Bradley45358-33100
E. Gudbranson65257-196900
J. Smithson66156-53400
K. Barch50235+111200
M. Repik17235-3610
K. Ellerby40055-31000
M. Sturm42213-132501
E. Dadonov15213-4200
S. Upshall19123-32701
T. Strachan15123+1500
J. Madden25202-2400
T. Kennedy27112-11401
B. Thomas7101+0000
M. Cullen6011+2200
D. Booth6011-6200
R. Carter7000-1600
B. Kearns5000+01000
C. Robak3000+1000
N. Yonkman1000+0000
J. Matsumoto1000+0000
G. Rallo1000+0000
J. Theodore4922-14-911013962.35.921
S. Clemmensen2612-6-5636762.75.907
J. Markstrom72-4-1172222.66.923
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