Florida 4, NY Islanders 1

Sunday, February 12, 2012 3:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Florida 27-17-5-6 14-5-1-6 13-12-4-0 W3
NY Islanders 23-24-5-3 12-13-4-1 11-11-1-2 L1


Tomas Fleischmann and Kris Versteeg collected a goal and an assist apiece and Jose Theodore returned from a knee injury to turn aside 26 shots as the Florida Panthers skated to a 4-1 road triumph over the New York Islanders on Sunday.

Jack Skille scored in his return from a shoulder injury and defenseman Tyson Strachan netted his first career NHL goal for Florida, which posted its second straight road win after dropping 10 of its previous 11 matches away from home.

Winners of five of their last seven, the Panthers now hold a four-point lead in the Southeast Division over Washington. The Capitals lost a 3-2 decision to the New York Rangers earlier on Sunday.

With the game tied at 1-1, Fleischman recorded his 200th career point 4:17 into the second period by deflecting Versteeg's backdoor feed past Evgeni Nabokov for his 18th goal of the season.

Versteeg then doubled the advantage nearly 7 1/2 minutes later after wiring a shot from the slot which sailed just inside the post for a power-play tally.

Frans Nielsen opened the scoring 3:35 into the first period for New York, which fell to 7-3-2 in its last 12 games.

Top Game Performances

Florida   NY Islanders
Tomas Fleischmann 2 Points Frans Nielsen 1
Tomas Fleischmann 1 Goals Frans Nielsen 1
Tomas Fleischmann 1 Assists Andrew MacDonald 1
Kris Versteeg 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jose Theodore .963 Save Percentage Al Montoya 1.000
Jose Theodore 26 Saves Evgeni Nabokov 11

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Florida 19 4 1-1 2-2 4 28
NY Islanders 27 1 0-2 0-1 2 23

Upcoming Games

  • NY Islanders will play its next game on the road against Winnipeg. The Islanders have a W/L % of .435 after a win and .406 after a loss.
  • Florida will play its next game at home against Ottawa. The Panthers have a W/L % of .423 after a win and .552 after a loss.
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