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Barzal scores shootout winner, Islanders edge Panthers 5-4

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By PAUL GEREFFI
Associated Press

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Mathew Barzal scored the winning goal in a shootout to lift the New York Islanders over Florida 5-4 on Monday night after Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo was injured in the second period.

New York's Anders Lee scored his 100th career goal. John Tavares, Brock Nelson and Thomas Hickey also scored in regulation for the Islanders. Jaroslav Halak made 39 saves and stopped all three attempts in the shootout.

Denis Malgin, Aleksander Barkov and Aaron Ekblad scored for the Panthers. Keith Yandle had a goal and two assists, and Vincent Trocheck added three assists.

Luongo allowed one goal on 13 shots before he left the game after he was injured when he stretched out his right leg to block a shot by Ryan Pulock at 17:29 of the second. Luongo was helped off the ice by trainers and wasn't able to put any weight on the leg. He did not return.

James Reimer replaced Luongo and finished with 16 saves.

Malgin tied the score at 4 when he was left alone in front, took a pass from Trocheck from behind the net and poked in the puck at 5:06 of the third period.

After trailing 3-2, the Islanders scored two goals in about two minutes of the second. Nelson tied the score at 3 on his shot from the slot that went five-hole on Reimer with 3:41 left. Tavares put the Islanders ahead 4-3 with 1:39 left when he backhanded the puck between Reimer's pads.

Barkov gave the Panthers a 3-2 lead on the power play when he took a shot from above the right circle that beat Halak at 10:34 of the second. Barkov has four goals in his past five games.

The Islanders took a 2-1 lead on Hickey's goal when his wrist shot bounced past Reimer at 5:35 of the second.

The Panthers tied it 2-all on a power-play goal by Ekblad at 8:45 of the second. The Islanders had just killed off a 5-on-3 for 55 seconds and then Ekblad's shot from the left circle got by Halak.

Yandle gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead at 10:25 of the first. He corralled a loose puck at the point and fired a wrist shot past Halak.

The Islanders tied it on Lee's shot from in front that went through Luongo's legs at 13:51 of the first.

NOTES: Panthers associate coach Jack Capuano faced the Islanders for the first time this season. Capuano coached New York from November 2010 until he was fired in January 2017. ... Tavares passed Pat LaFontaine for sixth on the Islanders' career list with 567 points. ... Panthers forward Connor Brickley was back in the lineup after being a healthy scratch the past four games. ... Islanders C Casey Cizikas missed his third game with a lower-body injury.

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Islanders: Visit the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.

Panthers: Host the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday.

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