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Monday, October 10th (All times eastern)

Florida Panthers (2-1-0) at New York Islanders (1-1-0), 1 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Florida Panthers try to bounce back from their first loss today when they visit the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.

The Panthers began the season with consecutive shutout victories over Atlanta and Tampa Bay, but dropped a 2-1 decision to the Lightning in the back end of a home-and-home on Saturday.

Joe Nieuwendyk tallied the only goal for the Panthers, while Roberto Luongo finished with 32 saves.

Luongo, who was drafted fourth-overall by the Islanders in 1997, allowed his first two tallies of the season after stopping 61 combined shots in his first two contests.

On the milestone watch, Florida's Gary Roberts remains three goals shy of reaching the 400 plateau. Roberts, who signed with the Cats over the summer, has yet to record a point with his new team.

Florida will host Boston on Wednesday.

The Islanders, meanwhile, began the season with a 6-4 loss in Buffalo on opening night, but bounced back with a 3-2 decision over Carolina on Saturday at Nassau Coliseum.

Shawn Bates netted the game-winning goal midway through the third period and Rick DiPietro stopped 41 shots to anchor the victory. Miroslav Satan and Jason Blake both had goals for the Islanders, who improved to 21-10-1-1 in home openers.

Satan netted his first goal as a member of the Islanders. He signed with the club after establishing himself as one of the NHL's premier offensive players with the Buffalo Sabres.

New York will begin a three-game road trip Wednesday in Washington.

The Isles went 3-1 against the Panthers in 2003-04, and are 5-1-3 in the last nine meetings overall.

10/10 10:31:05 ET


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