Panthers Even Up Series in New York

The Panthers tied up the series 2-2 and will now head home for game five on Friday

A 2-1 win on Wednesday for the Florida Panthers tied up their first round series with the New York Islanders at 2-2.

With the score locked at zero, Teddy Purcell changed things at the 15:18 mark. Purcell's second goal of the series came with an assist from Jaromir Jagr and Aaron Ekblad and was during a power play.

A pair of Florida penalties towards the end of the second period led to a 5-on 3 situation for New York. The Islanders would take advantage of the situation with only 16 seconds remaining in the period. New York's goal came just seconds after it became 5-on-4 once again.

The Panthers would take the lead at the 9:25 mark of the third period on a goal from Alex Petrovic. The goal was the first of the series for Petrovic and had assists on it from Derek MacKenzie and Garrett Wilson.

Florida was only 1-4 on its power play opportunities including two in the third period. The Panthers would do a decent job on killing penalties however as they stopped New York on three of its four power play chances.

Roberto Luongo who has had an up-and-down series was solid in this one with 25 saves in 26 chances.

New York and Florida will return to Sunrise on Friday at 8:00 p.m. for the fifth game of the series.

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