Isles lose 4-1 for 12th straight loss
Game recap in blog post above
Isles trail 4-1 after second period
Well, that didn't last long. Islanders relinquish the lead with four goals in the first 10:21 of the second period. Heading into tonight's game Mike Santorelli had career goals. He scored two more in less than four minutes. Radek Dvorak and Stephen Weiss also tallied for the Panthers.
The meager 9,157 in attendance booed the team leaving the ice, and who can blame them?
Isles lead 1-0 after first period
Islanders take their first lead since last Thursday against San Jose--their second in the past 12 games--with Moulson's wrister at 13:07.
Former Islanders Bryan McCabe gifted Moulson with a giveaway in his own zone and Moulson capitalized for his 8th goal of the season.
After two Panthers penalties within 15 seconds, the Islanders were awarded 1:45 of 5-on-3 time. The Islanders will have :36 remaining of their two-man advantage to begin the second period.
Islanders face the 8-9-0 Panthers tonight with Dwayne Roloson in goal (Rick DiPietro will get the start for tomorrow's 5 p.m. contest in Atlanta).
Doug Weight is out with back spasms; Rob Schremp will take his place in the lineup.
Bridgeport power forward Jesse Joensuu will play his first NHL game of the 2010-11 season. Michael Grabner faces his former team for the second time this season since being waived by the Panthers in early October.
If the Islanders lose tonight they will have the dubious honor of accomplished something the team has not in almost two decade.
The last winless streak of 12 or more was a 14-game slump from Feb 13 through March 15 in 1990, when they went 0-11-3.
Longest winless streak in franchise history was a 15-game drought in 1972-73 season.