SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov scored the winner in a five-round shootout and the Florida Panthers beat the New York Islanders 3-2 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.
It was the Panthers’ third straight win over the Islanders, who host Florida in Brooklyn on Dec. 15.
With Florida ahead 2-0 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 2-1 with 5:36 gone, and Josh Bailey converted on a one-timer in traffic for his fourth to tie it up at 8:39.
Goals by Brandon Pirri and Jussi Jokinen gave Florida its 2-0 lead.
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