New York Islanders Survive Against the Philadelphia Flyers
At one point, the Philadelphia Flyers trailed to the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York 3-0. It appeared as if Philadelphia was going to get blown out of the water.
Instead, the Flyers never gave up and they tied the game with the extra attacker on the ice by Sean Couturier with 1:32 remaining in regulation. Claude Giroux shot it off the boards and this is what led to Couturier’s goal. Giroux assisted on the goal and so did Ivan Provorov.
Bailey also scored the first goal of the game for New York 7:45 in. Barzal with the assist on the goal.
With 8:47 remaining in the first period, Matt Martin scored a goal for the New York Islanders. His goal had assists by Leo Komarov and Derrick Brassard. Komarov made a nice pass on Martin’s goal on a 2-on-1 play.
With 4:24 remaining in the first period, Jordan Eberle scored a goal for New York and it was on a sick feed from Mathew Barzal. Anders Lee also gave an assist on the goal.
Robert Hagg cut the deficit to 3-2 for Philadelphia with 8:04 remaining in the second period. Hagg’s goal was assisted by Claude Giroux and Scott Laughton.
Brian Elliott recorded 20 saves for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Semyon Varlamov recorded 35 saves for the New York Islanders.
Casey Cizikas also left the game with an injury for New York and he did not return.
It appeared as if Carter Hart was going to get another start in this game between the pipes for Philadelphia, but he didn’t. Hart recorded 30 saves in a 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Monday night at home at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
At the moment, the Flyers are currently in fifth place in the Metropolitan Division. They are also in the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.
Philadelphia is currently two points ahead of the Carolina Hurricanes (32-21-3 record with 67 points so far this season). They are also nine points ahead of the New York Rangers (28-23-4 record with 60 points so far this season).
The Washington Capitals (36-15-6 record with 77 points so far this season) are currently in first place the Metropolitan Division, the Pittsburgh Penguins (34-15-6 record with 74 points so far this season) are currently in second place in the Metropolitan Division, the New York Islanders are currently in third place in the Metropolitan Division, and the Columbus Blue Jackets (30-17-10 record with 70 points so far this season) are currently in fourth place in the Metropolitan Division.
If the season ended today, the Philadelphia Flyers would face the Boston Bruins (34-11-12 record with 80 points so far this season) in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It would be a fascinating series because Philadelphia has already beaten Boston twice so far this season.
Philadelphia and New York will play each other once more this season on Tuesday, March 24 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Flyers (31-19-7 record with 69 points so far this season) will play their next game on the road on Thursday night against the Florida Panthers (30-20-6 record with 66 points so far this season).
The Islanders (33-16-6 record with 72 points so far this season) will play their next game on the road on Thursday night against the Nashville Predators (26-22-7 record with 59 points so far this season).
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