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Get To Know The Florida Panthers, The New York Islanders First-Round Opponents

LM Otero, AP
LM Otero, AP

Of course there’s Jaromir Jagr, but get to know some of the lesser-known impact players on the Florida Panthers.

By Justin Weiss

The New York Islanders succumbed to the Philadelphia Flyers in the final regular season game of the season.

In other news, two teams without much of a desire to win skated around the ice in circles before one inevitably found the back of the net more times than the other.

While some Isles fans are likely thrilled about the result (Pittsburgh is on ?, they argue), it should be noted that the Florida Panthers are a speedy, youthful team that has been aided tremendously by a handful of vets (if you haven’t read this week’s Sports Illustrated, you should. The true character of the Florida players is on full display there).

Here are a couple of players worth keeping your eyes on as the Islanders embark on another postseason journey:

(Special thanks to Ethan, formerly of Rats N’ Pucks, for all his help with the research.)

Justin Weiss is a staff editor at Elite Sports New York, where he covers the New York Islanders and Brooklyn Cyclones. In 2016, he received a Quill Award for Freelance Journalism. He has written for the Long Island Herald, FanSided and YardBarker.