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Islanders look to avenge previous loss to Flyers

Thursday, 03.28.2013 / 9:27 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Islanders look to avenge previous loss to Flyers

The New York Islanders hope to inch closer to a top-eight spot in the Eastern Conference and avenge an earlier rout at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers when the teams meet Thursday night at Wells Fargo Center.

The Islanders enter Thursday in ninth place, two points behind the New York Rangers. In their only previous matchup against the Flyers this season, they suffered a 7-0 defeat on home ice in a Feb. 18 matinee.

Here are the projected lineups for Thursday's game:

ISLANDERS

Matt Moulson - John Tavares - Brad Boyes

Josh Bailey - Frans Nielsen - Kyle Okposo

Michael Grabner - Keith Aucoin - Colin McDonald

Matt Martin - Marty Reasoner - Casey Cizikas

Travis Hamonic - Andrew MacDonald

Thomas Hickey - Lubomir Visnovsky

Mark Streit - Radek Martinek

Evgeni Nabokov

Kevin Poulin

FLYERS

Tye McGinn - Claude Giroux - Jakub Voracek

Scott Hartnell - Brayden Schenn - Wayne Simmonds

Simon Gagne - Maxime Talbot - Matt Read

Ruslan Fedotenko - Sean Couturier - Zac Rinaldo

Braydon Coburn - Bruno Gervais

Luke Schenn - Kimmo Timonen

Kurtis Foster - Andrej Meszaros

Ilya Bryzgalov

Michael Leighton

Quote of the Day

I feel that responsibility, I've felt it for the last two years. We core guys get a lot of minutes, we get a lot of opportunity out there. Our teammates, the organization and fans look to us to be the guys to put the puck in the net and to create momentum out there.

— Jordan Eberle on taking his game and the Edmonton Oilers to the next level