Luongo earns 3rd win in a row

Barkov scores go-ahead goal in third pe­riod

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Sports - By Paul Ger­effi

St. Thomas Aquinas libero Amanda Sil­vestri (dark jer­sey) hugs a team­mate after the Raiders de­feated Venice.

SUN­RISE — Alek­sander Barkov scored the go-ahead goal in the third pe­riod, and the Florida Pan­thers beat the New York Is­lan­ders 4-2 on Satur­day night.

Troy Brouwer, Mike Hoff­man and De­nis Mal­gin also scored for the Pan­thers, who won their third straight. Roberto Luongo made 29 saves for his third straight win after miss­ing nearly a month with a knee in­jury.

Brock Nel­son and Mathew Barzal scored for New York, which has lost three in a row after win­ning its pre­vi­ous five. Robin Lehner made 27 saves.

Brouwer recorded an empty-net goal with less than a sec­ond re­main­ing.

The Pan­thers went ahead 3-2 on a 4-on-3 power play at 4:43 of the third pe­riod when Barkov's shot from the left cir­cle beat Lehner.

Nel­son put the Is­lan­ders ahead 2-1 on his wrist shot from the slot at 8:10 of the sec­ond.

Florida tied the game on Hoff­man's goal with 45 sec­onds left in the sec­ond. Hoff­man back­handed a pass from be­hind the net that de­flected off the skate of de­fense­man Ryan Pu­lock into the net, ex­tend­ing Hoff­man's points streak to 11 games.

The Pan­thers took a 1-0 lead on Mal­gin's goal. Jared McCann passed from be­hind the net out to Mal­gin, who pushed the puck past Lehner at 6:18 of the first. The goal was Mal­gin's first of the sea­son.

The Is­lan­ders tied it just over a minute later when Barzal flipped a back­handed shot past Luongo on a break­away. Nel­son leads the Is­lan­ders with eight goals.

Notes: The Pan­thers hosted Bill Tor­rey Trib­ute Night for the late Hall of Famer. Tor­rey, who died in May 2018, was the gen­eral man­ager of the Is­lan­ders from their in­cep­tion in 1972 through 1992, a run that in­cluded four Stan­ley Cups. He was pres­i­dent of the ex­pan­sion Pan­thers from 1993-2001. Pan­thers for­ward Ev­genii Dadonov's as­sist on Hoff­man's goal was his 100th NHL point and ex­tended his points streak to 10 games. Is­lan­ders D Pu­lock and C Barzal each played in his 100th NHL game.

ADAM LICHT­EN­STEIN/SUN SEN­TINEL

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