1/31/09

Florida at New York 7pm Msg+

New York Islander Fan Central | 1/31/2009 01:00:00 PM
Florida Panthers
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
12/30/08 Bryan Allen D Knee IR. Out until at least March
01/25/09 Rostislav Olesz LW Groin IR. Out until at least March

Last we saw Florida in December they were headed toward a win record for the month.

They came into the Coliseum and the Islanders had one of their easiest games of the year where the Panthers did not put up a good effort.

Panthers were not happy with that loss at the time with some players speaking out.

Since that game the Panthers have gone 7-1-3 and as of Friday were alone in eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings and come off a big win against Montreal.

Very good test for Scott Gordon's club and their recent winning streak/competitive play to see where they stand and if there is some real traction here.

Craig Anderson or Tomas Vokoun both generally play well against the Islanders but Vokoun got the hook against the Islanders last time out. Comrie had two goals and Bergenheim had a nice rush for a goal.

Booth, Weiss, Horton and Jay Bouwmeester make up a developing core up front with veterans like McCabe on the backline. Fast club that outskated and outhit the Islanders in the early game at Florida.





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