Stat Trick: Florida Panthers 5, New York Isles 4 (Shootout)

November 15th, 2009 by Eric Hornick Leave a reply »
How many two goal leads will the Islanders blow on this trip?  It's now three, as the Isles have given away a lead of at least two goals in each of the three games.  Saturday's blown lead results in the second shootout loss in the three games.  On to the trick... 1.  Tim Jackman celebrated his 28th birthday by scoring 16 seconds into the game and Trent Hunter added a goal before the five minute mark to give the Isles a 2-0 lead.  That gave the Isles 11 goals in their last four games.  However, they couldn't get a third goal in the session—the Isles have never scored three goals in four straight first periods.  2.  Florida took over the game in the second period as Cory Stillman and Stephen Weiss scored 31 seconds apart, before Rusty Olesz gave the Cats the lead in the final half-minute.  Michael Frolik scored three minutes into the third to give Florida a two-goal bulge.  Weiss was active in the face-off circle as well, taking 34 draws and winning 19 of them.  3.  However, the Panthers couldn't hold a two goal lead any better than the Isles as John Tavares and Kyle Okposo both scored on third period power plays to send the game into the overtime and the eventual sho ...

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