Philadelphia Flyers (10-6-3, 23pts)
New York Islanders (13-3-1, 27pts)
at Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA
TIME: 7:00 p.m. | TV: NBCSP | RADIO: 97.5 The Fanatic
Presented by: BELFOR PROPERTY RESTORATION
Season Series: 0-1-0
All-Time Record: 271gp (139-94-26-12)
PHI - Travis Konecny: 19-pts (8g-11a)
NYI - Mathew Barzal (8g-8a): 16-pts
1. TIME TO START ANOTHER
The Flyers enter tonight looking to rebound from two straight losses, including last night's 2-1 loss in Ottawa which snapped their seven-game point streak... It was their second straight 2-1 decision and they have now played five straight games decided by one goal, as well as seven of their last eight... One streak does live however as the Flyers return home where they have earned points in six straight games (4-0-2), recording an average of four goals per-game and allowing just 2.16 goals per-game - outscoring their opponent 24-13.
2. AT IT AGAIN
The Flyers play their second game in less than 24 hours after last night's loss in Ottawa... They are 1-2-1 in second games of a back to back, earning points in their last two and winning their last outing at Boston last weekend... The Flyers have been outscored 10-16 in second games and have had their best period in the first period, scoring six of their 10 goals in the opening frame... Jake Voracek leads the team playing in "second games" posting seven points (3g-4a) in the previous four.
3. ISLAND LIVING
The Islanders open up a two-game road trip in the Keystone State, playing at Pittsburgh on Tuesday... The Isles are the NHL hottest team with a point streak of 13 straight games with a record of 12-0-1 and have outscored their opponent, 45-26, in that span... Each of their last three games have been decided by one goal, including four of their last five outings... The Isles lead the NHL in both fewest goals against (39) and fewest GAA (2.29)... The Islanders have led after the second period in 12 of their 17 games so far this year, going 11-0-1.
4. THERE'S HISTORY THERE
It's the second of four meetings and first in Philly between these two clubs... The Isles earned a 5-3 win in the first game with five different players scoring the five goals... They have walked away with a win in four of the last six meetings, including three of the last four at the Wells Fargo Center... In the last four meetings, 25 of the 26 goals scored between the two teams have come at even strength... The Flyers have not allowed a power-play goal to the Islanders in four straight meetings, killing off all 12 opportunities, while the Islanders have allowed just one PPG, killing off 7 of 8 opportunities.
5. PLAYERS TO WATCH
FLYERS (LW: #28 - Claude Giroux)
Giroux has a four-game home point streak entering tonight's game, recording seven points (3g-4a)... He averages a point per-game at home and has nine of his 19 points playing on home ice... He also leads the team with a plus-minus rating of +7 in nine games at home.
ISLANDERS (C: #13 - Mathew Barzal)
Barzal leads the Isles in goals (8) and points (16), and has points in three straight games, including back-to-back multi-point games heading into tonight... He had a goal against the Flyers in the first meeting and averages over a point per-game against the Philly with 13 points (5g-8a) in nine career games.