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Live from New York, it's Opening Night! Florida Panthers at New York Islanders

ISLANDERS SATURDAY: PANTHERS AT ISLANDERS

Where, When: Nassau Veterans Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y.; 8 p.m.

TV/Radio: FSN/560-WQAM

Series: Panthers lead 36-30-5

The game: This is the season opener for each team, with the Islanders sending out goalie Al Montoya against Florida's Jose Theodore.

The Islanders won the final two games of the four-game series against Florida last year as the Panthers were in free-fall mode.

Florida snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 2-1 win against Washington in its season finale. Since losing to the host Islanders on Feb. 21, Florida has lost 19 of its past 24 games.

ISLANDERS (0-0)

Moulson-Tavares-Parenteau

Grabner-Nielsen-Okposo

Comeau-Bailey-Rolston

Martin-Reasoner-Pandolfo

Streit-Staios

MacDonald-Hamonic

Eaton-Mottau

Montoya/DiPietro

FLORIDA PANTHERS (0-0)

Fleischmann-Weiss-Versteeg

Booth-Kopecky-Upshall

Bergenheim-Goc-Skille 
Matthias-Carter-Bradley
Jovanovski-Gudbranson
Campbell-Garrison
Weaver-Kulikov
Theodore/Markstrom

 

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