SUNRISE, Fla. -- The New York Islanders nearly paid for relaxing too early against the Florida Panthers. Nursing a three-goal lead in the third period, the Islanders got quite a jolt when the Panthers rallied to tie it with three goals in less than two minutes. But Casey Cizikas broke that tie, and the Islanders held on to beat the Panthers 4-3 on Saturday night. "We take five, 10 minutes off and you kind of lose focus. Thats what happens," Cizikas said. "Its just a perfect example of how you have to play a full 60 minutes. Its something that we can learn from." Cizikas took a pass from Colin McDonald from behind the net and got a shot past goalie Scott Clemmensen from the left of the crease at 12:55. "Mac made a great play behind the net of finding me right there," Cizikas said. "I just tried to get it off as quick as possible." Kyle Okposo, Radek Martinek and Brad Boyes also scored, and Evgeni Nabokov stopped 27 shots for the Islanders (13-12-3), who are 5-1-1 in March. New York also jumped ahead of the rival New York Rangers into ninth place in the Eastern Conference. T.J. Brennan, Marcel Goc and Mike Santorelli scored in a span of 1:43 of the third to tie the game. Scott Clemmensen made 21 saves, but Florida lost its sixth straight and for the ninth time in 10 games. This is the Panthers longest skid since they were 0-7-3 from March 19-April 8, 2011. The Panthers staged a spirited comeback and scored three goals in a flash. Brennan, playing his first game since being acquired from Buffalo on Thursday, grabbed a loose puck in front of the Islanders net and swept it in at 5:09 to make it 3-1. "I just tried to throw one to the net and hung around," Brennan said. "The puck kind of popped out, and I threw it on net. The next thing I know its in and guys are celebrating. "We got a little momentum off of that." Goc scored 34 seconds later when he one-timed a pass from Jack Skille, and Santorelli tied it 1:09 after Gocs goal at 6:52. "We threw a lot of energy out there and we finally got some production for the effort we were putting in," Panthers coach Kevin Dineen said. "I like that we came back and we pushed that hard. It made our team very emotional in a positive way." The Islanders were able to respond when they needed to and scored last to win it. "I knew theyd make a push," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said of the Panthers. "But we found a way to get it done. We called a timeout, raised our battle level to where it needed to be and we got a big goal from a line that worked extremely hard." McDonalds assist on the final goal capped off a wild week for him. He missed Thursdays game due to a stomach flu that kept him bedridden. On Friday, he signed a two-year, $1.275 million extension. "It was a bit of a whirlwind, but it was just a great end to a week that Ill definitely never forget," McDonald said. The Islanders led 2-0 after the first period. The Panthers have given up the first goal in each of their past six games and are 1-14-4 when their opponent scores first. New York went ahead 1-0 on Okposos goal. Frans Nielsen passed from behind the net out to Okposo in front. His slap shot beat Clemmensen at 15:56. The Islanders doubled their advantage when Martinek took a shot from about 15 feet inside the blue line that got past Clemmensen at 17:59. The Islanders stretched their lead to 3-0 on Boyes goal 33 seconds into the second period. His shot from below the right circle glanced off the skate of Floridas Tomas Kopecky and went into the net. Panthers defenceman Ed Jovanovski returned after missing 22 games because of a lower-body injury but left the game after the second period and didnt return. His condition will be updated Monday, Dineen said. NOTES: Panthers forward George Parros left the game with an upper body injury in the first. He fought with Eric Boulton and got slammed hard into the ice. ... 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He ran for 24 yards and a touchdown. "Were trying to do a lot of different things," Vick said. "This is the time to do it." Most of Vicks completions were underneath passes, and DeSean Jackson didnt have any receptions. "You have to take what the defence gives you," Vick said. "If they play 30 yards off, you throw underneath. Were not trying to go deep." Against defending AFC champion Pittsburgh last week, Vick threw three interceptions in the first half and the starting defence allowed touchdowns on the first two drives. That was hardly an effort worthy of a team that has Super Bowl aspirations. "After last week, I still felt confidence in myself and my teammates and our ability to succeed," Vick said. "I know what I did, trying to force things. Its about moving forward, and getting better each week." The Browns helped the Eagles get back on track. Colt McCoy and the rest of Clevelands starting offence hardly looked like the crew that scored five TDs on nine possessions in the first two pre-season games. The Browns punted four times, missed a field goal and McCoy threw an interception on six first-half drives. "I didnt play particularly well," McCoy said. "Unfortunate things happened and when you play from behind, you force so much." Both coaches had planned to play their starters into the third quarter, but the backups came in after a heavy downpour during halftime. By that time, Lincoln Financial Field was more than half empty. Vince Young, one of Philadelphias numerous high-profile free-agent signings, took over for Vick and guided the Eagles to a touchdown. He was 9 of 12 for 58 yards. Youngs 10-yard TD run put the Eagles up 24-0 in the third quarter. Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson played his first game since suffering a seizure in practice earlier this month and later being diagnosed with a brain condition. He sacked McCoy for a 10-yard loss in the first quarter. "I was a little bit nervous at first," Patterson said. "I had to get that feeling back. But, it felt pretty good and I felt pretty happy to get a hit on him.dddddddddddd" The Browns have several notable ties to Philadelphia. General manager Tom Heckert held that same position for the Eagles from 2006-09. Head coach Pat Shurmur was an assistant in Philadelphia for 10 seasons. Senior defensive assistant Ray Rhodes was the Eagles head coach from 1995-98. The similarities end there. The Eagles have won six division titles and made nine playoff appearances in the last 12 years. The Browns have had just two winning seasons in that span and are 14-34 over the last three seasons. A special-teams blunder led to Philadelphias first score. Punt returner Jordan Norwood was run into by teammate Sheldon Brown, a longtime starting cornerback for the Eagles, while calling a fair catch and was hit by the ball. Snapper Jon Dorenbos recovered it at the Browns 13. On second down, Ronnie Brown ran in from the 13 behind a strong block by centre Jason Kelce to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead. "The freak play on the punt, that happens very infrequently and thats unfortunate," Shurmur said. Vicks eight-yard TD run put Philadelphia ahead 17-0 in the second quarter. A 14-yard pass to Jason Avant -- the first completion to a wide receiver -- on third-and-four set up the score. Earlier in that drive, Vick got crushed by DQwell Jackson and threw an interception. But the play was nullified because Jackson was called for roughing the passer. An interception by Asante Samuel led to Alex Henerys 37-yard field goal in the second quarter. Things didnt start well for Vick and the offence. He was sacked by Phil Taylor and fumbled on the Eagles third play. Jayme Mitchell recovered at Philadelphias 18. But the Browns didnt go anywhere and Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie blocked Phil Dawsons 33-yard field goal try. Seneca Wallace tossed an 18-yard TD pass to Alex Smith early in the fourth quarter for Cleveland. Wallace finished 3 of 6 for 53 yards and one TD. McCoy was 9 of 18 for 89 yards and one pick. Jarrett Brown threw a four-yard TD pass to Chris Matthews with 1:57 left to get the Browns within 24-14. Notes: Browns RB Montario Hardesty, a second-round draft pick in 2010 who missed last season after tearing his left ACL, had 15 yards rushing on five carries in his first action since the injury. ... RB Peyton Hillis, who had 1,177 yards rushing for Cleveland, had three carries for 18 yards. ... Philadelphia RB LeSean McCoy caught seven passes for 69 yards. .. Eagles coach Andy Reid got an unsportsmanlike penalty for throwing the challenge flag on Clevelands touchdown. ' ' '