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Split-Squad Preview: Islanders vs Flyers

The Islanders and Flyers face off in a pair of games in Brooklyn and Lehigh Valley

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

NEW YORK ISLANDERS VS PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

GAME 1: BARCLAYS CENTER - BUY TICKETS

GAME 2: PPL CENTER, ALLENTOWN, PA

7 P.M. - FOLLOW ON TWITTER


The New York Islanders will play a pair of split-squad games against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night; one at Barclays Center and one at PPL Center in Allentown, PA. 

Jordan Eberle, Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuk headline the Islanders veteran-heavy roster at Barclays Center. The Islanders squad in Allentown features more youth, including four first-round picks (Mathew Barzal, Kieffer Bellows, Ryan Pulock and Josh Ho-Sang). 

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Head Coach Doug Weight will coach the game at Barclays Center, while Associate Coach Greg Cronin will be behind the bench at PPL Center. Weight said he expects his players to be more conscious of the NHL's crackdown on slashing after a penalty-filled game against the New York Rangers on Monday, where the Islanders were hit with seven slashing minors. 

"We have to be better at it, they're going to call it," Weight said. "You're either going to be the team with eight PKs and five power-plays, or the team with five PKs and eight power plays. We have to wrap our head around it."

Thomas Greiss is expected to make his preseason debut at Barclays Center. The Islanders goalie went 26-18-5 last season and inked a three-year extension in January to stay with the team. 

The Islanders are currently 1-0-1 in preseason play, scoring a 3-2 OT win over the Flyers on Sunday at Barclays Center before falling 1-0 in OT to the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Monday.

Click here for the Philadelphia Flyers rosters for tonight's games. 

ISLANDERS ALLENTOWN ROSTER
FORWARDS
8 Steve Bernier
13 Mathew Barzal
20 Kieffer Bellows
21 Arnaud Durandeau
26 Ben Holmstrom
27 Anders Lee
29 Brock Nelson
37 Casey Bailey
52 Ross Johnston
61 Kyle Schempp
66 Josh Ho-Sang
86 Nikolay Kulemin
DEFENSE
4 Dennis Seidenberg
6 Ryan Pulock
38 Seth Helgeson
43 Kane Lafranchise
44 Calvin de Haan
50 Adam Pelech
GOALTENDER
33 Christopher Gibson
41 Jaroslav Halak
ISLANDERS BROOKLYN ROSTER
FORWARDS
7 Jordan Eberle
12 Josh Bailey
16 Andrew Ladd
25 Jason Chimera
36 Scott Eansor
45 John Stevens
48 Connor Jones
56 Tanner Fritz
59 Yannick Turcotte
63 Jeff Kubiak
71 Michael Dal Colle
72 Anthony Beauvillier
DEFENSE
2 Nick Leddy
28 Sebastian Aho
42 Scott Mayfield
49 David Quenneville
55 Johnny Boychuk
57 Parker Wotherspoon
GOALTENDER
1 Thomas Greiss
70 Kristers Gudlevskis
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