New York Post

Isles outdone in shootout


SUNRISE, Fla. — Aleksander Barkov scored the winner in a fiveround shootout and the Panthers beat the Islanders 32 on Friday night.

The Panthers scored on all five of their attempts, while the Islanders converted four before Roberto Luongo stopped Brock Nelson to end the game.

Islanders coach Jack Capuano said he was as surprised by the ninegoal shootout as anyone.

“It just seemed like goals kept coming,” Capuano said. “Fortunatel­y for them they got the one they needed.”

It was the Panthers’ third straight win over the Islanders, who host Florida at Barclays Center on Dec. 15.

With Florida ahead 20 after two periods, the Islanders stormed back with a pair of goals just over three minutes apart in the third.

Ryan Strome beat Luongo high to the glove side for his second goal of the season to cut the deficit to 21 with 5:36 gone, and Josh Bailey con verted on a onetimer in traffic for his fourth to tie it up at 8:39.

Brandon Pirri, who has points in all four of his games against the Islanders, gave Florida a 10 lead 8:38 into the first period. It was his fourth goal this season and third against the Islanders in his career.

Pirri beat Jaroslav Halak on a wrist shot from the top of the right circle. Jaromir Jagr picked up his 10th assist, with Erik Gudbranson adding his third.

The Panthers went up 20 at 4:42 of the second period when Jussi Jokinen tipped in a perfect feed from Vincent Trocheck behind the net for his 10th goal.

Jagr’s assist on Pirri’s goal was the 1,090th of his career. He has eight points in his last eight games and 154 total in 108 contests against the Islanders.

Luongo played his 882nd NHL game, tying him with former Panthers netminder John Vanbiesbro­uck for eighth place alltime.

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