Panthers On Verge of Elimination After Double OT Loss

The Panthers fell in double overtime to the Islanders on Friday and now trail 3-2 in the series

The Florida Panthers fell 2-1 to the New York Islanders in double overtime on Friday at BB&T Center.

The loss put the Panthers on the verge of elimination in their first round series. New York leads the series 3-2 and is heading home for game six. Florida will need a win to take the series back to Sunrise for a decisive seventh game.

Florida's first goal of the game came at the 1:59 mark of the third period courtesy of Aleksander Barkov. The goal came with assists from Alex Petrovic and Jaromir Jagr. Prior to this goal, Florida was trailing by one goal and the score had to be upheld due to a coach's challenge.

New York's game-winning goal came with four minutes left in the second overtime. The Panthers had given the Islanders a man-advantage and were unable to kill the penalty. It was the fifth power play of the game for New York and the first one it was successful on.

The Panthers by contrast only had one power play in the entire game despite playing nearly five full periods. Florida would not convert on that once chance, and New York's discipline ended up being a difference maker.

Roberto Luongo stopped 40 of 42 attempts sent his way, in a strong effort.

Florida will try to keep its season alive when it takes the ice at Barclays Center on Sunday at 7:00 p.m.

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