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Game Preview: Islanders at Flyers

The Isles and Flyers wrap up a home-and-home set in Philadelphia (4 p.m., MSG+ MSG GO)

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (12-7-2) AT PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (8-9-5)

4 P.M. WELLS FARGO CENTER

TV: MSG+ MSG GO

RADIO: 88.7FM, 660AM, 101.9FM 


Two nights after a 4-3 win in overtime, the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers meet again in a Black Friday matinee at Wells Fargo Center. 

The Isles win on Wednesday was their fourth victory in five games and improved them to 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. The Islanders have been stellar at home, going 7-0-2 at Barclays Center - the last team to remain undefeated in regulation on home ice. 

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The Skinny: Islanders 4, Flyers 3 OT

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick runs the numbers on the Isles win over the Flyers

by Eric Hornick ehornick / New York Islanders

Recap: PHI 3, NYI 4 - F/OT

Bailey scores OT winner as Isles edge Flyers, 4-3

Josh Bailey scored the game-winning goal in overtime and added two assists as the Islanders topped the Flyers, 4-3

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The Skinny - Game 21
Isles 4, Philadelphia 3 (OT)

Josh Bailey's scored his 5th career overtime goal and added two assists as the Islanders defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 before a crowd of 12,462 at Barclays Center. Bailey's winner, set up expertly by John Tavares, allowed his to complete his fourth 3-point game of the season.

The Isles have won 4 out of their last 5 games and remain unbeaten in regulation at Barclays Center (7-0-2). It's only the 2nd time in franchise history that the Isles have gone 9 games into the home season without suffering a regulation loss.

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Recap: Islanders 4, Flyers 3 OT

Josh Bailey's OT winner improves the Isles to 7-0-2 at home

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

Josh Bailey's OT winner delivered the New York Islanders two points Wednesday night in a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at Barclays Center. 

Bailey, who had a team-high three points (1G, 2A), knocked his own rebound past Brian Elliott 32 seconds into the extra frame, ensuring that a terrific effort from John Tavares would not go wasted. The Islanders captain twisted and turned and used a nifty one-handed play to beat Sean Couturier one-on-one along the wall, before feeding Bailey in front of the net. 

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Morning Skate Updates: Islanders vs Flyers

Projected lines, news and quotes ahead of Wednesday's Islanders-Flyers game

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night at Barclays Center at 7 p.m. Tune into MSG+, stream the game on MSG GO, listen to the game on 88.7FM, 103.9FM, or AM970 and follow on Twitter at @NYIslanders. Read the game preview. Check the game notes. 

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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. 

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5 Takeaways: The First 20 Games

Looking at the Islanders 11-7-2 start to the season

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

A quarter of the way through the season, the Islanders are 11-7-2 with 24 points, currently occupying the fourth spot in the Metropolitan Division and the first Wild Card in the Eastern Conference. 

A good start was a team focus, especially given how last season's slow start - 6-10-4 through 20 games - cost them at the end of the season. The Islanders are already ahead of last season's pace, getting to 11 wins in 19 games, as opposed to 31 games from last season. 

There's a lot to like about the Islanders through the first 20 games of the season, from the increase in scoring, their ability to consistently bank points and the emergence of Mathew Barzal. Here are five takeaways from the first quarter of the season. 

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The Bridgeport Report: Week 7

The Sound Tigers have won three straight games

by Alan Fuehring AlanFuehring / New York Islanders

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (9-7-0-0), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, won each of their three games last week and will go for their fourth straight victory this Friday against the Hartford Wolf Pack. Second-year defenseman Devon Toews scored in all three contests (four goals total) as Bridgeport defeated a trio of Atlantic Division opponents.

On Friday, the Sound Tigers went beyond regulation for the first time this season and edged the Wolf Pack in overtime, 2-1, at the XL Center. Toews scored both goals for Bridgeport, including the game-winning tally with just 3.4 seconds left in overtime, and Christopher Gibson backstopped the effort with a season-best 35 saves.

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Islanders Prospect Report

Cockerill scores first collegiate goal, Sorokin gets fourth shutout

by John Napolitano NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The Islanders collegiate prospects had solid weeks, including Logan Cockerill, who scored his first goals and points for Boston University. Over in Europe, Ilya Sorokin recorded his fourth shutout in 21 games. Read more in the Islanders Prospect Report. 

COCKERILL NETS FIRST COLLEGE GOALS, POINTS

Boston University's (BU) Logan Cockerill recorded his first four collegiate points - including his first two goals - in a pair of games against the University of Maine over the weekend.

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The Skinny: Hurricanes 4, Islanders 2

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick runs the numbers on the Isles loss to the Hurricanes

by Eric Hornick ehornick / New York Islanders

Islanders lose to Hurricanes, 4-2

NYI Recap: Leddy has goal, assist in loss to Canes

Nick Leddy scored a goal and picked up an assist on John Tavares' power-play marker in the Islanders' 4-2 road loss to the Hurricanes

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Game 20
Carolina 4, Isles 2

Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen scored goals before the game was four minutes old to give Carolina a 2-0 lead, and despite a strong 2nd period the Isles could never catch them, as the Hurricanes defeated the Isles 4-2 before a crowd of 11,390 at PNC Arena in Raleigh.

The loss snapped an Islander three-game winning streak and deprived the Isles (9-4-1 in their last 14 games) of an opportunity to move into first place in the Metropolitan Division.

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Recap: Hurricanes 4, Islanders 2

A slow start and special teams cost the Islanders in Carolina

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders' three-game winning streak ended on Sunday night, as the Isles fell to the Hurricanes 4-2 at PNC Arena. 

A slow start and an off night on special teams cost the Islanders, as they fell behind 2-0 early and trailed 3-1 after the first period. The early hole proved too deep to climb out of, despite the Islanders turning it on in the second and third periods. 

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