The Panthers are the underdogs going into this series having lost all three matchups against the Islanders in the abbreviated season. Despite this, the Panthers offense has performed exceptionally well, ranking sixth in the league with 228 goals for. The Islanders, by comparison, rank 24th with only 189.
Players like Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov will play a vital role in Florida’s ability to outscore the Islanders.
Division: Atlantic (4th)
Coach: Joel Quenneville
Noel Acciari, Aleksander Barkov, Brian Boyle, Brett Connolly, Evgenii Dadonov, Erik Haula, Mike Hoffman, Jonathan Huberdeau, Dryden Hunt, Eetu Luostarinen, Aleksi Saarela, Colton Sceviour, Owen Tippett, Dominic Toninato, Frank Vatrano, Lucas Wallmark
Josh Brown, Aaron Ekblad, Brady Keeper, Mike Matheson, Chase Priskie, Mark Pysyk, Riley Stillman, Anton Stralman, MacKenzie Weegar, Keith Yandle
Sergei Bobrovsky, Philippe Desrosiers, Chris Driedger, Sam Montembeault
The Panthers will compete in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers beginning on Aug. 1 when they take on the New York Islanders in a best of five series.
Game 1: Saturday, Aug. 1, 4 p.m. ET
Game 2: Tuesday, Aug. 4, 12 p.m. ET
Game 3: Wednesday, Aug. 5, 12 p.m. ET
Game 4 (if needed): Friday, Aug. 7 TBD
Game 5: (if needed): Sunday, Aug. 9: TBD