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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- The New York Islanders nearly paid for relaxing too early against the Florida Panthers.
Nursing a three-goal lead in the third period, the Islanders got quite a jolt when the Panthers rallied to tie it with three goals in less than two minutes.
But Casey Cizikas broke that tie, and the Islanders held on to beat the Panthers 4-3 on Saturday night.
"We take five, 10 minutes off and you kind of lose focus. That's what happens," Cizikas said. "It's just a perfect example of how you have to play a full 60 minutes. It's something that we can learn from."
Cizikas took a pass from Colin McDonald from behind the net and got a shot past goalie Scott Clemmensen from the left of the crease at 12:55.
"Mac made a great play behind the net of finding me right there," Cizikas said. "I just tried to get it off as quick as possible."
Kyle Okposo, Radek Martinek and Brad Boyes also scored, and Evgeni Nabokov stopped 27 sho...
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from Arthur Staple of Newsday,
There are nine games and 17 days until the NHL's trade deadline, so plenty can change for the Islanders between now and then.
But it doesn't appear the Islanders' plans for Mark Streit, Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov, three veterans who are on expiring contracts, will change between now and April 3.
Casey Cizikas broke a third-period tie, and the New York Islanders held on to beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead in the final frame Saturday night.
Cizikas took a pass from Colin McDonald from behind the net and got it past goalie Scott Clemmensen from the left of the crease at 12:55.
Kyle Okposo, Radek Martinek and Brad Boyes also scored, and Evgeni...
Despite the fact the New York Islanders are hovering near a playoff spot, fans and analysts have continually pointed at the club as a potential seller near the trade deadline. Mark Streit (pictured above), Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov (pictured above) are names that have surfaced as potential players that might be dealt to a contender looking for an additional veteran with...
The overload of defensemen on the Buffalo Sabres roster has been given a little bit of relief. The team has traded T.J. Brennan to the Florida Panthers for a 5th round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.
The draft pick received originally belonged to New Jersey, but the Panthers acquired it in a trade with Los Angeles.
The move comes on the same day the team decided to send rookie Mikhail...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Sabres have traded defenseman T.J. Brennan to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a fifth-round pick in this year's draft.
The move came after Buffalo already began shuffling its roster by returning rookie center Mikhail Grigorenko to his team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Brennan had one goal in 10 games this season. He also had...
While nothing seems to be going right for the NHL-worst Florida Panthers, the New York Islanders are starting to turn things around.
The Panthers try to avoid losing six straight for the first time in two seasons Saturday night when they host the Islanders, who have had a rough time in this series.
Giving up a league-high 3.7 goals per game, Florida (7-15-6) has been outscored...