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New York Islanders vs Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers look to finish a six-game dropping streak after they host the Islanders on Black Friday within the backend of a home-and-home sequence with their division rivals.
The entrance finish of the sequence went to the Islanders, who defended house ice with a Four-Three win in extra time because of a Josh Bailey aim simply 32 seconds into the additional session.
Regardless of his workforce being out-chanced by the Islanders, Brian Elliott was the good equalizer in internet for the Flyers and earned his workforce a degree with some miraculous saves among the many 35 he got here up with within the dropping effort. Seeking to finish what has been an unpleasant dropping skid, the Flyers might want to once more get stellar goaltending in the event that they’re to get again into the win column for the primary time since beating Chicago again on Nov. 9.
As for the Islanders, they’ve now gained 4 of their previous 5 video games and are driving the recent hand of Bailey, who leads the workforce in scoring (26 factors) on the 12 months and has eight factors in his final 5 video games. Not misplaced within the terrific effort from Brian Elliott within the Flyers internet was Thomas Greiss’ effort for the Isles in additionally stopping 35 photographs on his solution to his seventh win in 11 video games.
Dave Hakstol’s membership will look to do a greater job on the penalty kill this time round as a pair of Islanders energy play targets ended up proving to be the distinction within the loss on Wednesday evening. The Isles scored on their first two man-advantage possibilities however did come up empty on their final three alternatives, one thing optimistic to remove for the Flyers.
One other optimistic was the Flyers’ shot choice, which noticed much less level photographs in comparison with earlier losses within the final week or so. Entering into the powerful areas to attain is one thing that comes and goes with this group however primarily based off their shot chart from Wednesday, there was a concerted effort to get to the excessive scoring areas of the ice.




The NHL debut of Danick Martel was one because the AHL’s main aim scorer created a pleasant probability on a partial breakaway early and will give the Flyers’ offense a much-needed jolt of vitality. As for the 2017 debut of Sam Morin, it wasn’t the very best evening for the hulking defenseman. A delay of recreation penalty resulted in a Islanders energy play aim and an interference name within the third almost value the Flyers a degree.
To interrupt the streak the Flyers will want extra of the depth scoring they bought (Michael Raffl, Taylor Leier) on Wednesday evening and couple that with a greater effort on the penalty kill in an effort to get again within the win column within the crowded Metropolitan.
Projected Flyers strains:
Forwards
Giroux - Couturier - Voracek
Martel – Patrick – Simmonds
Raffl – Filppula – Konecny
Leier – Laughton – Weal
Protection
Provorov – Hagg
Sanheim – Manning
Morin – Gostisbehere
Goalies
Elliott
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