New York visits Florida after shootout win

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Friday, December 1, 2023

New York Islanders (9-7-6, fourth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Florida Panthers (14-7-2, second in the Atlantic Division)

Sunrise, Florida; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Islanders visit the Florida Panthers after the Islanders defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 in overtime.

Florida has a 7-3-0 record at home and a 14-7-2 record overall. The Panthers are 5-2-1 in games their opponents serve more penalty minutes.

New York has gone 5-4-2 on the road and 9-7-6 overall. The Islanders have a -9 scoring differential, with 60 total goals scored and 69 allowed.

The teams meet Saturday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Sam Reinhart has 15 goals and 13 assists for the Panthers. Carter Verhaeghe has scored five goals and added four assists over the past 10 games.

Mathew Barzal has scored seven goals with 16 assists for the Islanders. Noah Dobson has one goal and eight assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 6-3-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.5 assists, 5.9 penalties and 19.6 penalty minutes while giving up 1.9 goals per game.

Islanders: 4-3-3, averaging 2.9 goals, five assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.

INJURIES: Panthers: Josh Mahura: out (lower body).

Islanders: Sebastian Aho: out (undisclosed), Adam Pelech: out (upper body).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.