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Jose Theodore makes 27 saves as Florida Panthers blank NY Islanders 2-0

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Stephen Weiss and Jason Garrison scored and Jose Theodore made 27 saves to lead the Florida Panthers to a 2-0 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.

Brian Campbell added two assists as the Panthers won in Kevin Dineen's first game as an NHL head coach. Theodore's shutout was the 30th of his career.

Weiss opened the scoring with a tap-in of Campbell's shot at 16:37 of the first period. Campbell fired a wrist shot from the slot at Al Montoya that the New York goaltender could not control.

Weiss spun off a Mark Streit check a moment before he tapped home Florida's first goal of the season.

Garrison increased the lead to 2-0 with a power-play goal at 19:45 of the first period. Campbell sent a pass to Garrison at the point that was one-timed past Montoya.

Montoya got the start in net for the Islanders and finished with 27 saves for New York.

Notes: Dineen had spent the past six years as the head coach of the American Hockey League's Portland Pirates. ... Scottie Upshall was assessed a game misconduct at 19:24 of the first period. ... Mike Mottau committed three minor penalties. Florida was 1 for 5 on the power play. The Islanders were for 0 for 3.

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