Panthers at Islanders | Sun., March 2, 2014

  • Scottie Upshall #19 of the Florida Panthers (R) celebrates his goal at 10:32 of the third period against the New York Islanders along with Tomas Fleischmann #14 (C) and Shawn Matthias #18 (R) at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 2, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Panthers defeated the Islanders 5-3. Bruce Bennett / Getty Images

  • Thomas Vanek #26 of the New York Islanders (L) celebrates his powerplay goal at 7:39 of the first period along with Kyle Okposo #21 (R) against the Florida Panthers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 2, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. Bruce Bennett / Getty Images

  • Anders Nilsson #45 of the New York Islanders makes the first period save as Jesse Winchester #17 of the Florida Panthers looks for the rebound at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 2, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. Bruce Bennett / Getty Images

  • Erik Gudbranson #44 of the Florida Panthers fights for the puck with Ryan Strome #18 of the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 2, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. Bruce Bennett / Getty Images

  • Thomas Vanek #26 of the New York Islanders is hit by Shawn Matthias #18 of the Florida Panthers during the second period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 2, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. Bruce Bennett / Getty Images

  • Anders Nilsson #45 of the New York Islanders keeps his eyes on the play during the game against the Florida Panthers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 2, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. Bruce Bennett / Getty Images

  • Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders battles with Mike Weaver #43 of the Florida Panthers during the second period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 2, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. Bruce Bennett / Getty Images

  • Scottie Upshall #19 of the Florida Panthers celebrates his goal at 10:32 of the third period against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 2, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Panthers defeated the Islanders 5-3. Bruce Bennett / Getty Images

  • Lubomir Visnovsky #11 of the New York Islanders hits Drew Shore #15 of the Florida Panthers into the boards during the third period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 2, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. Bruce Bennett / Getty Images

  • Shawn Matthias #18 of the Florida Panthers scores at 4:18 of the third period as he fights off a checks by Andrew MacDonald #47, against Anders Nilsson #45 of the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 2, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Panthers defeated the Islanders 5-3. Bruce Bennett / Getty Images

  • New York Islanders defenseman Matt Carkner (7) sends Florida Panthers center Marcel Goc (57) of Germany in the third period of an NHL hockey game at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Sunday, March 2, 2014. The Panthers defeated the Islanders 5-3. Kathy Willens / AP

  • Florida Panthers left wing Tomas Fleischmann (14) of the Czech Republic defends New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo (21) in the third period of an NHL hockey game at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Sunday, March 2, 2014. The Panthers defeated the Islanders 5-3. Kathy Willens / AP

  • Florida Panthers players celebrate with center Shawn Matthias (18) in the third period of an NHL hockey game at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Sunday, March 2, 2014. Matthias had two goals, one in the second and one in the third, as the Panthers defeated the Islanders 5-3. Kathy Willens / AP

  • Florida Panthers right wing Scottie Upshall (19) reacts after scoring a goal in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders in Uniondale, N.Y., Sunday, March 2, 2014. The Panthers defeated the Islanders 5-3. Kathy Willens / AP

  • New York Islanders defenseman Matt Carkner (7) checks Florida Panthers center Marcel Goc (57), of Germany, in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Uniondale, N.Y., Sunday, March 2, 2014. The Panthers defeated the Islanders 5-3. Kathy Willens / AP

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  • New York Islanders goalie Anders Nilsson (45), of Sweden, blocks a shot as Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald (47) helps Nilsson and Florida Panthers center Jesse Winchester (17) tries to knock the puck in during the first period of an NHL hockey game at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Sunday, March 2, 2014. Kathy Willens / AP