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Game Preview: Islanders vs Flyers

The Isles and Flyers kick off a home-and-home series at Barclays Center (7 p.m., MSG+, MSG GO)

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (11-7-2) VS PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (8-9-4)

7 P.M. BARCLAYS CENTER - BUY TICKETS

TV: MSG+, MSG GO

RADIO: 88.7FM, AM970, 103.9FM

MORNING SKATE UPDATES GAME NOTES


The Islanders and Flyers are spending the holidays together, playing a home-and-home set the day before and after Thanksgiving, beginning on Wednesday in Brooklyn. 

The Islanders are 6-0-2 at home this season, but their sound home record will be tested by their Metropolitan Division rivals, who have won four straight games in Brooklyn. 

The Islanders are looking to rebound from a 4-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday night, after previously winning three straight games. The Isles have yet to lose consecutive games in regulation this season. 

"We've done a pretty good job of rebounding after losses," Lee said. "There's a lot of parity in this league and you have to able to rebound after games and come back stronger and learn from your mistakes and right now we're doing a good job of staying on the same page and continuing to build on what we've done."

Tweet from @NYIslanders: #Isles lines at practice today:Lee-Tavares-BaileyLadd-Barzal-EberleNelson-Beauvillier/Quine-Ho-SangChimera/Prince-Cizikas-Clutterbuck

LINEUP NOTES: 

Tweet from @NYIslanders: Doug Weight: Greiss in goal tonight. Mayfield and Seidenberg in for Hickey and Pulock. Clutterbuck in, Quine out. #PHIvsNYI #Isles pic.twitter.com/azNX9WcOrS

BY THE NUMBERS: 

Power Play: Islanders (20.3% - 12th), Flyers (18.3 - 19th)
Penalty Kill: Islanders (80.3% - 15th), Flyers (76% - 27th)

FOOD DRIVE: 

Fans attending the game on Wednesday, Nov. 22nd vs. the Flyers are encouraged to bring a donation of non-perishable food items. Donate six (6) or more non-perishable items and you will receive a ticket voucher* for the Dec. 13th game vs. the Dallas Stars.

*One ticket voucher per person. While supplies last. Ticket voucher cannot be redeemed night of Nov. 22.

THE OPPOSITION:

Philadelphia is coming in off a back-to-back, after losing to the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Tuesday night. Overall, the Flyers are winless in five straight games (3-0-2) and are last in the Metropolitan Division.

Jakub Voracek leads the Flyers in assists (20) and points (26) while Sean Couturier leads the team with 12 goals and is tied with captain Claude Giroux with 22 points for second in team scoring. 

Brian Elliott is the likely starter after Michal Neuvirth played - and was pulled - against the Canucks on Tuesday. Elliott is 6-5-3 in his first season with the Flyers with a 2.63 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage. 

Defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere appears to have rebounded from a sophomore slump, as the third-year Flyer is averaging just under a point-per-game with 16 points (1G, 15A) in 18 games this season. 

Radko Gudas will miss both Islanders-Flyers meetings as the defenseman was suspended 10 games by the NHL for his slash on Winnipeg's Mathieu Perrault

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