SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -Tomas Vokoun made 29 saves, and Jay Bouwmeester had a goal and two assists in the Panthers' 6-0 win over the New York Islanders on Monday night, the preseason finale for both teams.
Islanders defenseman Chris Lee was carried off the ice on a stretcher in the third period. He was injured when he was checked into the boards from behind by Rostislav Olesz. Lee, who has never played in a NHL game, stayed on the ice for several minutes after being hit at 11:02 of the third period.
A team spokesman said the 28-year-old Lee had movement, was conscious and was taken to a hospital.
Olesz was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct on the play.
Anthony Stewart scored his team-high third preseason goal and had an assist for Florida. Brett McLean also had a goal and an assist, and Kamil Kreps, Olesz and Nathan Horton also scored. Ville Peltonen had three assists as the Panthers scored three power-play goals.
Islanders starting goalie Rick DiPietro made his first appearance of the preseason and finished with 28 saves.
The Panthers ended the preseason with a 3-2-2 record. Monday's game was their only one at home in the preseason. The Islanders finished the preseason 4-3.
Vokoun's best saves came in the second period when he stopped Richard Park on a breakaway in the first minute and later stuck out his leg to stop Freddy Meyer's tip from the goal mouth.
The Panthers entered the game 1-for-32 on the power play in the preseason.
Olesz got the first power-play goal at 8:47 of the second period to make it 3-0. He tipped Bouwmeester's wrist shot from the top of the faceoff circle.
McLean and Horton added scores on the power play in the final two minutes of the game.
|Power Play %||18.7%||16.3%|
|% on Road||17.0%||15.9%|
|% at Home||20.3%||16.5%|