The Philadelphia Flyers faced off against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum this Sunday to conclude their back-to-back games this weekend. The Islanders were looking for their seventh win against the Flyers as they were coming in off a six-game win streak. Things did not seem to go the Flyers way tonight.
The Flyers struck quickly in the first period with a tip-in goal from Jake Voracek, his fourth of the year, assisted by a solid pass from Travis Sanheim. A slap shot from the point left Hart in a bad position to cover up the rebound, leaving Anders Lee with an easy chip in goal. Islanders tie the game up with 16:43 left in the first period. A little over a minute later, Derrick Brassard entered the Flyers’ zone with a quick give-and-go pass, burying his third of the season. The Flyers would rebound with little time remaining in the first, Travis Konecny would score a tip-in goal thrown in from the point by Justin Braun. Kevin Hayes has a good drop pass to Braun, just before he shot the puck on net. The Islanders lead going into the second period 3-2.
Early into the second period the Flyers were denied a good scoring chance by the refs due to losing sight of the puck, believing Varlamov had it covered. A slap shot goal from the point by Ryan Pulock, off of the glove-hand of Hart, made the score 4-2 Islanders. Just over a minute later, Hart would let in a breakaway goal by Matthew Barzal after Gostisbehere got caught up in the Islanders’ zone, leaving Morin to cover a 2 on 1. Barzal would make a move around a reaching Morin that would put him on the breakaway. Hart would be pulled, allowing 5 goals in 14 shots, with a save percentage of .643. Brian Elliot would come in to relieve the 21-year-old.
In the third period, Claude Giroux in the slot with a quick snap shot would make the score 5-3. A great out-front pass from JVR would tally him an assist, along with Voracek receiving one for his efforts of bringing the puck into the zone. The Flyers would fall short to the Islanders with a last minute push to end the third period. The Islanders would extend to a seven game win streak. Elliot would save 19 for 19 shots to end the night. Final score 5-3, Islanders.
The Philadelphia Flyers visit the Pittsburgh Penguins at the PPG Paints Arena, Tomorrow (10/29/19) @ 7pm EST.
-Austin McAleer (@mcaleer_austin)
(photo credits: AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)