Florida 2, NY Islanders 0

Saturday, October 8, 2011 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Florida 1-0-0-0 0-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 W1
NY Islanders 0-1-0-0 0-1-0-0 0-0-0-0 L1


Jose Theodore made a stellar debut with the Florida Panthers, stopping all 27 shots for his 31st career shutout in a 2-0 season-opening win over the host New York Islanders on Saturday night.

Stephen Weiss and Jason Garrison scored first-period goals as the Panthers prevailed in a matchup of the two worst teams in the Eastern Conference last season.

Defenseman Brian Campbell, one of 11 new faces on Florida's overhauled roster, set up both goals to give Kevin Dineen his first NHL coaching victory.

Theodore, playing with his third team in as many years, turned aside 22 shots in the final two periods to match his shutout total in each of the last two seasons.

Florida got on the board with a pair of goals just over three minutes apart late in the first period.

Weiss tapped in a gimme at 16:37 after Campbell's slap shot had trickled through the legs of Islanders goaltender Al Montoya, who was making his first start in a season opener.

Garrison doubled the lead with only 15 seconds left in the period when he one-timed a slap shot past a screened Montoya, who also finished with 27 saves.

Top Game Performances

Florida   NY Islanders
Brian Campbell 2 Points N/A
Jason Garrison 1 Goals N/A
Brian Campbell 2 Assists N/A
Jason Garrison 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jose Theodore 1.000 Save Percentage Al Montoya .931
Jose Theodore 27 Saves Al Montoya 27

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Florida 29 2 1-5 3-3 23 29
NY Islanders 27 0 0-3 4-5 17 27

Upcoming Games

  • NY Islanders will play its next game at home against Minnesota. The Islanders have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Florida will play its next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Panthers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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