The Panthers second period against the Islanders was frighteningly similar to the third period against the Bruins. The Panthers had six even strength scoring chances and converted four of them. At the end of the second period, overall chances were 13-11 and even strength chances were 10-9, both in Florida's favor. The score, however was 4-1, Florida. The third period look just like every other third period this season - the DeBoer death grip was implemented and the Panthers packed it in and rode the clock out.
Bottom ES Forwards: Michal Repik -2
Top ES Defensemen: Bryan Allen, Dmitry Kulikov +1
Bottom ES Defenseman: Mike Weaver -3
|Period||Totals||EV||PP||5v3 PP||SH||5v3 SH|
The Michael Santorelli goal made it 7-6 chances in Florida's favor. The Radek Dvorak goal made it 8-8. The second Santorelli goal made it 9-9. The Islanders hung in on the chances board, but the Panthers were just burying their chances. The third period was yet another example of score effects - the Panthers had zero chances at even strength with the big lead.
Stillman - Weiss - Frolik
Booth - Santorelli - Olesz
Higgins - Reasoner - Dvorak
Hordichuk - Matthias - Reinprecht
Allen - Wideman
McCabe - Kulikov
Weaver - Garrison
Stephen Weiss leads the way because he was injured before the Panthers decided to sit back and burn the clock.
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