Florida 1 0 1—2 N.Y. Islanders 1 2 1—4 First Period—1, Florida, Howden 4, 1:50 (sh). 2, N.Y. Islanders, Hamonic 3 (Bailey), 2:35 (pp). Penalties—Racine, Fla (interference), :42; Hayes, Fla (boarding), 5:55; Upshall, Fla (roughing), 12:42; Gudbranson, Fla, minor-major-misconduct (instigator, fighting), 17:41; Carkner, NYI, minor-major (high-sticking, fighting), 17:41.

Second Period—3, N.Y. Islanders, Bailey 7 (McDonald, Strome), 11:18. 4, N.Y. Islanders, Martin 8 (McDonald), 17:36. Penalties—Bailey, NYI (tripping), 9:01; Hickey, NYI (roughing), 11:53; Barch, Fla, major (fighting), 14:12; Carkner, NYI, major (fighting), 14:12.

Third Period—5, N.Y. Islanders, Halmo 1 (Cizikas), 4:21. 6, Florida, Pirri 11 (Campbell, Kulikov), 19:54 (pp). Penalties—Kulikov, Fla (interference), 16:43; Lee, NYI (high-sticking), 19:04.

Shots on Goal—Florida 5-8-9—22. N.Y. Islanders 11-17-12—40.

Power-play opportunities—Florida 1 of 3; N.Y. Islanders 1 of 4.

Goalies—Florida, Clemmensen 6-7-1 (40 shots-36 saves). N.Y. Islanders, Nabokov 14-14-7 (22-20).

A—11,812 (16,170). T—2:29.

Referees—Dave Lewis, Greg Kimmerly. Linesmen—Mike Cvik, Derek Nansen.