Final

Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series tied 1-1

Game 1: Saturday, September 27th
Panthers2Final
Islanders4
Game 2: Monday, October 6th
Islanders0Final
Panthers6

Panthers 2

(2-2-1, 5 pts)

Islanders 4

(2-1-0, 4 pts)

6:00 PM ET, September 27, 2008

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FLA 0 1 12
NYI 1 1 24

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Islanders 4, Panthers 2

Associated Press

SUMMERSIDE, Prince Edward Island -- Frans Nielsen had two power-play goals and two assists, and Trent Hunter had two goals and an assist in the New York Islanders' 4-2 victory over Florida on Saturday night in the first NHL game on Prince Edward Island.

"I want to get a lot of ice time and show I can be a big part of this team, but I know I have a lot of competition, too," Nielsen said. "We have good depth at center and I have to work hard to get my ice time."

Joey MacDonald made 18 saves for the victory that completed New York's week-long Canadian exhibition tour. The Islanders are 2-1-0.

"It was great," Hunter said. "The people have been great to us. I know the guys really enjoy being out there and it made it a lot of fun to play."

Michal Repik and Drew Larman scored for Florida (2-2-1).

"I was disappointed in our effort," Panthers coach Peter DeBoer said. "I thought the Islanders had better legs and got to more pucks than us. It's disappointing because you're right in the short strokes of making decisions on guys who are going to be on the team. I didn't really like our effort tonight."

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