Horton lifts Panthers over Islanders in shootout
A two-goal lead wasn’t enough for either the New York
So they settled things in a shootout.
“The result was the most important thing,” Vokoun said. “I think we played good for part of this game but we have to do it for 60 minutes.”
Okposo could have forced a fifth shootout round after Horton scored, but Vokoun made the save. Okposo’s power-play goal at 15:14 of the third period moved the
“We showed resilience in getting that point,” Okposo said.
New York had a 2-0 lead following one period and Florida was up 4-2 in the third.
“Definitely it was a weird game,” Horton said.
Frolik’s power-play goal at 3:03 of the third gave Florida a 4-2 lead, but Tavares brought the
Olesz scored his fourth goal at 19:33 of the second to give Florida a 3-2 lead. He was one of four players fighting for the puck directly in front of Roloson, and the left winger managed to poke it into the net.
Earlier in the second, Stillman and Weiss scored 31 seconds apart to erase New York’s early 2-0 lead. Stillman scored his fourth at 10:21 with a high wrister from the left circle. Weiss took a pass at center ice from Horton, skated in on the left side and beat Roloson high for his fifth goal.
Jackman and Hunter staked the
Hunter scored at 4:29 when he took a pass from
“Sometimes when you get a lead like that, you get a little lackadaisical,” Tavares said. “You have to bear down and be sharper.”
NOTES: New York earned at least a point in a third straight road game for the first time since Jan. 13-22, 2008. … The