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Eberle scores 2 in Islanders' 4-2 win over Panthers; take 2-0 lead in series

Jordan Eberle
Posted at 3:12 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 15:12:42-04

TORONTO — Jordan Eberle scored twice, including the go-ahead goal, and the New York Islanders rallied to a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers and take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five NHL preliminary round playoff series.

Ryan Pulock and Matt Martin also scored, and Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots in a game New York overcame a pair of one-goal deficits.

Mike Hoffman had a goal and assist and captain Aleksander Barkov also scored for Florida, which is one loss from going one-and-done in the playoffs for a fifth consecutive time.