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Panthers put down surging Isles 4-2

Jan 14, 2014, 10:21 PM EDT

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The New York Islanders fought back from their fair share of deficits in putting together a four-game winning streak and seven-game road run, but they couldn’t climb that mountain again on Tuesday. The Florida Panthers built a 4-0 lead and held on for a 4-2 win to end both of the Isles’ streaks tonight.

Despite all the optimism building in Long Island, the bottom line is that they find themselves in more or less the same place as the Panthers; the Isles are now 18-23-7 while the Panthers improved to 18-21-7.

Perhaps it just highlights an uncomfortable truth for the Islanders amid the surge of good feelings during the last three weeks or so: they still have a long, long way to go.

  1. labrattrick - Jan 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Why is this site so negative on the Panthers? If they beat a good team (like Pittsburgh or Anaheim) the response is usually something about how the Cats got lucky. In this case, maybe it’s not that the Islanders have a long way to go but rather that the Panthers have come a long way.

  2. narfmoo12 - Jan 15, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Remember during the summer when Islanders fans were talking about how their team was awesome for making the playoffs for the first time in six years, and the Flyers were an awful team because they missed the playoffs for the second time in two decades? And that taking Streit helped the Isles and hurt the Flyers? And that the Flyers, despite most of their team being under 27 years old, didn’t have any young players that would grow and improve, but the Islanders were the young up and coming team? Good times. You don’t really see any Islanders fans on this site anymore?

  3. slysipops - Jan 15, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    good to see these guys doing better ! TALLON may have made some bad moves in CHICAGO……….BUT ,he did make a lot of GOOD ONES ! look for the PANTHERS grow and get better in the years to come !

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