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Flyers rookies shut down Isles rookies, 4-0

Alex Lyon, Carter Hart combine for shutout; Tyrell Goulbourne posts Gordie Howe Hat Trick

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Traveling up to Long Island at the New York Islanders recently reconstructed practice facility, the Philadelphia Flyers rookies spoiled the hometown crowd by shutting out the Islanders rookies, 4-0, on Wednesday night.

Below are news, notes & quotes from the game, which marked the official end of Rookie Camp

* The Flyers went with a starting lineup of Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Tyrell Goulbourne and Danick Martel up front with Ivan Provorov and Brennan Mennell on defense and Alex Lyon starting between the pipes.

* Tyrell Goulbourne posted a Gordie Howe hat trick on the night by scoring the third goal, shorthanded, while assisting on the Flyers second goal from Steven Swavely. He completed the hat trick by earning the decision in a bout with Islanders forward Cristiano DiGiacinto.

* The Flyers were outshot, 12-8, in the first period. Then rebounded to outshoot the Isles, 29-16, through the last two periods.

* Lyon was tested several times early, finding shots from the point through heavy traffic very well and stopped a flurry of shots with seven minutes left in the first period. He ended the night stopping all 17 shots he faced.

* Carter Hart completed the shut out for the Flyers after taking over midway through the second period. He finished with 11 saves in total, many of which came at the end of the game with the Islanders on two consecutive power plays.

* Anthony Salinitri scored the first goal, which turned out to be the game winner. He nearly had a pair of goals, but rang a shot off the post late in the first period.

* Steven Swavely and Carsen Twarynski also added goals for the Flyers, while Travis Konecny and Radel Fazleev recorded assists on the night.

* Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol gave his impressions following the game:

"It was a really positive night and a real good effort. Overall, individuals on the team got better from start to finish."

"To me what stood out was that the team settled in and got better and more sound in all areas of the game in each period throughout the game. That's what you want to see."

* The Flyers start main training camp on-ice Friday, Sept. 23 at 9:45 a.m. and will play their first game of the preseason against the Islanders and Devils on Monday, Sept. 26 in a split-squad matchup.

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