Isles fall to Panthers, lose 3rd straight
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Jimmy Hayes' second goal of the game 2:10 into the third period lifted the slumping Florida Panthers to a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.
Hayes put a rebound of Nick Bjugstad's shot past goalie Jaroslav Halak nine seconds into a power play for his 15th goal. Bjugstad also assisted on Hayes' first-period tying goal.
Erik Gudbranson also scored, Brandon Pirri added one into an empty net with 22 seconds left and Al Montoya made 32 saves for the Panthers, 2-6-1 in their past nine -- including losses at New Jersey and the New York Rangers in their previous two.
Anders Lee scored both goals for Metropolitan Division-leading New York, which has dropped three straight. Halak made 26 saves.
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