Philadelphia 3, NY Islanders 2

Thursday, March 15, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 41-22-2-5 18-10-1-4 23-12-1-1 W2
NY Islanders 28-32-7-4 15-16-4-2 13-16-3-2 L5


FLYERS 3, ISLANDERS 2: Ilya Bryzgalov extended his scoreless streak to a franchise record 249 minutes, 43 seconds before yielding a pair of late third-period goals as visiting Philadelphia posted its seventh win in eight outings.
All-Star Claude Giroux netted his career-high 26th goal and Scott Hartnell added his team-leading 33rd tally for the Flyers, who have won six straight and 13 of 14 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Bryzgalov, who turned aside 29 shots, saw his bid for his fourth straight shutout end when Michael Grabner scored with 6:30 remaining. John Vanbiesbrouck held the Flyers' previous record of 227:40, which was set in 1999.
All-Star John Tavares also tallied and captain Mark Streit notched a pair of assists for the Islanders, who have dropped five straight games (0-3-2) and sit 11 points behind eighth-place Washington with only 11 contests left on their schedule.
After fourth-liner Zac Rinaldo opened the scoring 8:41 into the first period with a sharp-angle shot, Giroux doubled the advantage just under five minutes later after one-timing Jaromir Jagr's centering feed.
Hartnell gave the Flyers a three-goal cushion 7:02 into the second period after scoring on a breakaway.
Grabner ended Bryzgalov's streak after redirecting Streit's shot and Tavares trimmed the deficit to one by converting Streit's pass in front of the net.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Giroux joined Hartnell, Wayne Simmonds and Maxime Talbot in securing a career high in goals this season. ... Philadelphia won four of the six meetings between the Atlantic Division rivals this season. ... Nabokov finished with 19 saves to fall to 8-3-2 in his career versus the Flyers.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   NY Islanders
Claude Giroux 2 Points Mark Streit 2
Claude Giroux 1 Goals Michael Grabner 1
Claude Giroux 1 Assists Mark Streit 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ilya Bryzgalov .935 Save Percentage Evgeni Nabokov .864
Ilya Bryzgalov 29 Saves Evgeni Nabokov 19

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Philadelphia 22 3 0-0 2-2 9 25
NY Islanders 31 2 0-2 0-0 5 24

Upcoming Games

  • NY Islanders will play its next game on the road against Montreal. The Islanders have a W/L % of .393 after a win and .395 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play its next game on the road against Boston. The Flyers have a W/L % of .475 after a win and .733 after a loss.
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