Philadelphia Flyers (6-2-1, 13pts)
New York Islanders (3-4-1, 7pts)
at Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA
TIME: 7:00 p.m. | TV: NBCSP | RADIO: 93.3 WMMR
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Season Series: 1-0-0
All-Time Record: 274gp (140-95-26-13)
PHI - Jakub Voracek: 10-pts (2g-8a)
NYI - Mathew Barzal: 8-pts (3g-5a)
1. GETTING EVEN
The Islanders look to draw even after suffering a 3-2 overtime loss last night in a game that saw all five goals scored at even strength... It was the Isles first regular season loss to the Flyers in the last four games - since March of 2019... It's also the second of a back-to-back... This is the second set of back-to-backs for the Flyers, who won their only "second" game (3-0 vs. Buffalo)... It's the first back-to-back of the season for the Islanders, who went 6-1-1 in "second" games last season, including 2-0-1 after losing the first game.
2. STREAK FREE
The Flyers extended their win streak to three straight and have the third-most points in the NHL (13) with a 6-2-1 record... The Islanders dropped their fourth straight game, all of which have been on the road... Mathew Barzal has points in three straight games (1g-3a), as does Flyers forwards James van Riemsdyk (2g-2a) and Claude Giroux (1g-3a)... Voracek extended his point streak to six in-a-row last night - he has eight points (2g-6a) in that span, and he looks for his first seven-game streak since Nov. 27-Dec. 14, 2018.
3. MORE POWER TO YA
The Flyers have killed off each of their last nine penalties over the last three games, while the Islanders have allowed at least one goal on the penalty kill in three of their last four games - the only exception being last night, killing off their only penalty... The Flyers have scored a power-play goal in every game in which they have had at least three power-play opportunities, while failing to score on the man advantage in each game they receive two or fewer opportunities... The Isles have just one power-play goal, going 1-for-12, in their last four games.
4. THE PLAYERS HAVE...
Travis Konecny will be back in the lineup tonight - he is tied for the team lead in goals and leads the team in shooting percentage (38.5)... Jordan Eberle has goals in each of his last two meetings against the Flyers, including three points (2g-1a)... Should he get enter the game at any point, Semyon Varlamov will appear in his 500th NHL game tonight... Should Cory Schneider get the start, he will be looking for his first win against the Flyers since Dec. 22, 2016... Scott Laughton had two points and the OT-winner in last night's game giving him 11 points (3g-8a) against the Islanders - the most of any team in his career - he also has points in four of his last five regular season meetings against the Isles.
5. PLAYERS TO WATCH
FLYERS (G: #37 - Brian Elliott)
Elliott comes in with a 2-0-0 record, including a 40-save shutout performance for his first win over the year (Jan. 19 vs. Buffalo: 3-0)... Elliott hasn't won his first three starts of a season since the 2015-16 campaign when he won four straight... Against the Islanders, he has a lifetime mark of 8-2-7 with a 2.64 GAA and .911 save percentage.
NY ISLANDERS (D: #8 - Noah Dobson)
The 21-year-old defenseman drafted 12th overall in 2018 has five points (1g-4a) through the Isles first eight games of the season, which is two less than the seven points (1g-6a) he had in his 34 games as a rookie last season...He is also averaging nearly six more minutes of ice time this season (19:11) compared to last season (13:17).