Mayfield, Greiss lead Islanders to 2-1 win over Panthers

NEW YORK (AP) Thomas Greiss came through with some big saves. Johnny Boychuk and Jordan Eberle had a couple key blocks when Greiss was out of position, and Scott Mayfield got the winning goal for New York right after Florida tied it in the third period.

The Islanders bounced back from a disappointing loss with a team victory.

Greiss stopped 37 shots and Mathew Barzal had a goal and an assist, helping the Islanders beat the Panthers 2-1 Saturday for their 11th win in 12 games.

New York rebounded nicely after it blew a three-goal lead in the third period of a 4-3 overtime loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

''Last game was a tough last period,'' Greiss said. ''So we wanted to win that one for sure and everybody battled hard, it was a good comeback.''

The Islanders earned a point for the 12th straight game - a stretch that followed a 1-3-0 start and began with a 3-2 shootout win against the Panthers at Nassau Coliseum on Oct. 12.

''You're going to win games different ways,'' New York coach Barry Trotz said. ''We had been doing it with a lot of people out. (Today) we won it with excellent goaltending, good special teams and some high commitment in all those areas.''

Aleksander Barkov scored for Florida, and Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 34 saves. The Panthers lost in regulation for just the second time in 13 games (6-2-5).

''It's frustrating we didn't get more than one goal,'' Barkov said. ''We had chances ... a lot of chances to score a goal. That helped us and gave us a chance to win the game but we just didn't score enough goals.''

Barkov tied the score with a power-play goal at 6:12 of the third, beating Greiss from the right side for his fourth.

Mayfield regained the lead for New York just 38 seconds later with a shot from the right point that deflected in off Panthers defenseman Anton Stralman's stick.

''We had the lead going into the third period, we didn't want to lose it there,'' Barzal said. ''They got one back on the power play and we got one I think the next shift. It was a good response by our group. Shift after a goal is kind of huge.''

A tripping penalty on Anders Lee gave Florida its fourth power play of the game and Barkov appeared to tie it again with 5:25 left. But the goal was disallowed because officials ruled he hit the puck with a high stick. The call was confirmed by a video review.

Bobrovsky was pulled for an extra skater with 1:40 left, but the Panthers came up empty the rest of the way.

''We had some tough luck,'' Panthers coach Joel Quenneville said. ''Give (Greiss) a lot of credit.''

Leading 1-0 after 20 minutes, the Islanders pressed to add to their lead in the scoreless second period with both goalies making some nice stops.

New York outshot Florida 19-8 in the period, including 9-1 over the first 5:15 and 6-0 over the final 5 1/2 minutes. Greiss made a nice left pad stop on Mike Matheson in front 5 1/2 minutes in. Barkov was stopped on a pair of shots about 45 seconds apart, and Greiss had a spectacular save on Mike Hoffman's shot from the right circle about seven minutes in.

Eberle, back after missing 10 games with an injury, went down on his knee and used his chest to block a shot by Brett Connolly in front with 8:15 remaining in the middle period.

''In my head I was just thinking there's no way we were losing this game,'' Eberle said. ''That probably was my best save of my career. ... (Greiss) was, I think, the main reason we won today. He made some outstanding saves and full credit to him.''

The Islanders had a goal disallowed during a power play early in the first because officials ruled Lee interfered with Bobrovsky, and replays showed Lee had his skate in the crease when he made contact with the goalie.

Barzal then scored a goal that counted. He got a pass across the crease from Brock Nelson at the right side, paused to draw Bobrovsky to his side, and went to his left and put a backhander in for his team-leading seventh at 5:40.

The Panthers outshot the Islanders 14-7 in the first period, including an 8-1 margin over the final 6 1/2 minutes. Boychuk helped with a diving block on Barkov's attempt with Greiss out of position with about a minute left.

NOTES: Barkov's goal gave Florida a power-play score for the fifth straight game. ... Barkov extended his goal-scoring streak to four games, with four goals and seven points in the stretch. ... The Panthers lost a one-goal game in regulation for the first time this season, falling to 3-1-5 in such games. ... The Islanders improved to 10-0-1 when leading after two periods.... Islanders F Casey Cizikas missed the third period due to a lower-body injury.

UP NEXT

Panthers: At the New York Rangers on Sunday.

Islanders: Host Toronto on Wednesday night.

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STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
A. Barkov C100911/12023:391
B. Boyle C00-117/6013:430
B. Connolly RW00020/1016:240
E. Dadonov RW00-110/0222:201
A. Ekblad D00050/0220:290
M. Hoffman LW00020/1019:111
J. Huberdeau LW01030/0021:361
D. Hunt LW00010/0008:210
D. Malgin C00-211/1011:310
M. Matheson D00-140/0017:370
M. Pysyk D00010/0212:092
C. Sceviour RW00-111/1010:040
A. Stralman D00-210/0019:360
D. Toninato C00000/7007:440
V. Trocheck C00004/3015:350
F. Vatrano LW00-140/0013:070
M. Weegar D00-110/0020:430
K. Yandle D01010/0021:590
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Bailey RW00024/3018:280
C. Bardreau C00012/3007:250
M. Barzal C11251/4019:240
A. Beauvillier LW00120/0019:331
J. Boychuk D00020/0218:193
D. Brassard C01121/0017:542
C. Cizikas C00002/3005:451
C. Clutterbuck RW00040/0017:025
M. Dal Colle LW00010/0009:250
J. Eberle RW00140/0214:470
R. Johnston LW00000/0007:421
N. Leddy D00010/0015:060
A. Lee LW00135/3215:240
S. Mayfield D10140/0022:555
B. Nelson C011117/8024:350
A. Pelech D00000/0019:320
R. Pulock D00130/0021:432
D. Toews D01110/0217:410
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
S. Bobrovsky (L)3623458:06
GOALIESSA
S. Bobrovsky (L)36
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
T. Greiss (W)3813759:52
GOALIESSA
T. Greiss (W)38
18:28Jonathan Huberdeau shot on goal (Tip-in shot)
LEGEND:GoalsShotsGoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • NYI
      06:50GOAL Scott Mayfield (Wrist shot), Assists: Devon Toews and Mathew Barzal
    • FLA
      06:12(PP) GOAL Aleksander Barkov (Backhand shot), Assists: Jonathan Huberdeau and Keith Yandle
    • 1ST PERIOD
      • NYI
        05:40GOAL Mathew Barzal (Backhand shot), Assists: Brock Nelson and Derick Brassard
    PENALTIES
    • 3RD PERIOD
      • NYI
        14:27Anders Lee penalty Tripping - 2 min.
      • NYI
        04:44Johnny Boychuk penalty Tripping - 2 min.
    • 2ND PERIOD
      • FLA
        17:01Mark Pysyk penalty Holding - 2 min.
      • FLA
        08:10Aaron Ekblad penalty Delay of Game - 2 min.
      • NYI
        06:06Jordan Eberle penalty Slashing - 2 min.
    • 1ST PERIOD
      • NYI
        18:11Devon Toews penalty Hooking - 2 min.
      • FLA
        03:37Evgenii Dadonov penalty Interference - 2 min.
    TEAM STATS
    FLA
    NYI
    Shots on Goal3836
    Goals in Power Play10
    Faceoff Wins2432
    Penalties34
    Major Penalties00
    Minor Penalties34
    Misconducts00
    TEAM STATS
    FLA
    Shots on Goal38
    Goals in Power Play1
    Faceoff Wins24
    Penalties3
    Major Penalties0
    Minor Penalties3
    Misconducts0
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    STARS OF THE GAME
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    A. Barkov C100911/12023:391
    B. Boyle C00-117/6013:430
    B. Connolly RW00020/1016:240
    E. Dadonov RW00-110/0222:201
    A. Ekblad D00050/0220:290
    M. Hoffman LW00020/1019:111
    J. Huberdeau LW01030/0021:361
    D. Hunt LW00010/0008:210
    D. Malgin C00-211/1011:310
    M. Matheson D00-140/0017:370
    M. Pysyk D00010/0212:092
    C. Sceviour RW00-111/1010:040
    A. Stralman D00-210/0019:360
    D. Toninato C00000/7007:440
    V. Trocheck C00004/3015:350
    F. Vatrano LW00-140/0013:070
    M. Weegar D00-110/0020:430
    K. Yandle D01010/0021:590
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    J. Bailey RW00024/3018:280
    C. Bardreau C00012/3007:250
    M. Barzal C11251/4019:240
    A. Beauvillier LW00120/0019:331
    J. Boychuk D00020/0218:193
    D. Brassard C01121/0017:542
    C. Cizikas C00002/3005:451
    C. Clutterbuck RW00040/0017:025
    M. Dal Colle LW00010/0009:250
    J. Eberle RW00140/0214:470
    R. Johnston LW00000/0007:421
    N. Leddy D00010/0015:060
    A. Lee LW00135/3215:240
    S. Mayfield D10140/0022:555
    B. Nelson C011117/8024:350
    A. Pelech D00000/0019:320
    R. Pulock D00130/0021:432
    D. Toews D01110/0217:410
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    S. Bobrovsky (L)3623458:06
    GOALIESSA
    S. Bobrovsky (L)36
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    T. Greiss (W)3813759:52
    GOALIESSA
    T. Greiss (W)38
    STARS OF THE GAME
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    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    A. Barkov C100911/12023:391
    B. Boyle C00-117/6013:430
    B. Connolly RW00020/1016:240
    E. Dadonov RW00-110/0222:201
    A. Ekblad D00050/0220:290
    M. Hoffman LW00020/1019:111
    J. Huberdeau LW01030/0021:361
    D. Hunt LW00010/0008:210
    D. Malgin C00-211/1011:310
    M. Matheson D00-140/0017:370
    M. Pysyk D00010/0212:092
    C. Sceviour RW00-111/1010:040
    A. Stralman D00-210/0019:360
    D. Toninato C00000/7007:440
    V. Trocheck C00004/3015:350
    F. Vatrano LW00-140/0013:070
    M. Weegar D00-110/0020:430
    K. Yandle D01010/0021:590
    Total1203824/326-6
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    J. Bailey RW00024/3018:280
    C. Bardreau C00012/3007:250
    M. Barzal C11251/4019:240
    A. Beauvillier LW00120/0019:331
    J. Boychuk D00020/0218:193
    D. Brassard C01121/0017:542
    C. Cizikas C00002/3005:451
    C. Clutterbuck RW00040/0017:025
    M. Dal Colle LW00010/0009:250
    J. Eberle RW00140/0214:470
    R. Johnston LW00000/0007:421
    N. Leddy D00010/0015:060
    A. Lee LW00135/3215:240
    S. Mayfield D10140/0022:555
    B. Nelson C011117/8024:350
    A. Pelech D00000/0019:320
    R. Pulock D00130/0021:432
    D. Toews D01110/0217:410
    Total2403632/248-20
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    S. Bobrovsky (L)3623458:06
    GOALIESSA
    S. Bobrovsky (L)36
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    T. Greiss (W)3813759:52
    GOALIESSA
    T. Greiss (W)38
    GOALS
    • 3RD PERIOD
      • 1ST PERIOD
      PENALTIES
      • 3RD PERIOD
      • 2ND PERIOD
      • 1ST PERIOD
      • 3RD PERIOD
      • 2ND PERIOD
      • 1ST PERIOD

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