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Matt Read scores 2 goals, Flyers beat Islanders 5-2

Saturday, 11.23.2013 / 9:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Matt Read scores 2 goals, Flyers beat Islanders 5-2

PHILADELPHIA - Matt Read scored two goals, Steve Mason made 36 saves, and the streaking Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Saturday night.

The Flyers evened their record (10-10-2) for the first time this season with their sixth win in seven games. They are 6-0-1 in that span and 9-3-2 since a 1-7 start.

Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds and Brayden Schenn also had goals for Philadelphia.

John Tavares and Eric Boulton scored for the Islanders, who have lost eight of 10, including all three games on their road trip.

After scoring just 22 goals in their first 15 games, the Flyers have 26 in the last seven.

They netted their first three goals against the Islanders in a bunch. Read and Simmonds scored 59 seconds apart to put the Flyers ahead 2-0 early in the second period. Giroux made it three goals in 3:02 for a 3-0 lead.

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