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The Skinny: Islanders 4, Flyers 3

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Islanders win over the Flyers

by Eric Hornick @ehornick / NYI Skinny

PHI @ NYI

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Game 35
Isles 4, Philadelphia 3

Zach Parise scored the winning goal with 8:09 to play, breaking a 3-3 tie, as the Isles earned their seventh win in their last nine games (7-2-0) with a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers before another sellout crowd of 17,255 at UBS Arena.

Gerry Mayhew had scored the tying goal on a 4-on-4 situation early in the third period, setting the stage for Parise's game winner. The Isles are 10-4-1 in their last 15 games and once again move over NHL-.500. The loss dropped the Isles back to NHL-.500 and back into 9th place (by points percentage) in the conference.

Philadelphia's Keith Yandle played in his 965th consecutive game, breaking the NHL record set by Doug Jarvis in the 1970's/1980s. Yandle was honored by the crowd during the first tv timeout and was awarded the game's 3rd Star.

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The Skinny: Maple Leafs 3, Islanders 1

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Islanders loss to the Maple Leafs

by Eric Hornick @ehornick / NYI Skinny

TOR @ NYI

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Game 34
Toronto 3, Isles 1

Pierre Engvall scored the go-ahead goal with 0.4 seconds remaining in the first period and the Isles could never get even, dropping a 3-1 decision to the Toronto Maple Leafs before another sellout crowd of 17,255 at UBS Arena.

Mitch Marner and Zach Parise had traded goals earlier in the session, but it was Engvall's goal, confirmed by video review to have beaten the buzzer, which proved to be decisive as the Leafs snapped the Isles' three-game winning streak and dropped the Islanders to 6-2-0 in their last eight and 9-4-1 in their last 14 games. The loss dropped the Isles back to NHL-.500.

Detroit also lost so the Isles are now tied with the Red Wings for 9th place (by points percentage) in the conference.

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The Skinny: Islanders 4, Coyotes 0

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Islanders over the Coyotes

by Eric Hornick @ehornick / NYI Skinny

ARI @ NYI

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Game 33
Isles 4, Arizona 0

Scott Mayfield and Austin Czarnik scored in a 2:58 span late in the first period to break a scoreless tie and Ilya Sorokin made 17 saves for his fourth shutout of the season as the Islanders blanked the Arizona Coyotes 4-0 before another sellout crowd of 17,255 at UBS Arena.

Brock Nelson scored twice in the third period, with Josh Bailey earning assists on both goal as the Isles improved to 6-1-0 in their last seven and 9-3-1 in their last 13 games. They have also earned at least a point 13 times in the last 16 games (9-3-4). With the victory the Isles are over NHL-.500 for the first time since a loss in New Jersey on November 11th dropped them to 5-4-2.

The Isles moved ahead of both Philadelphia and New Jersey in the standings with tonight's win. They also now have a better winning percentage than Detroit or Columbus as they moved into 9th place (by points percentage) in the conference.

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The Skinny: Islanders 4, Flyers 3 SO

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Islanders shootout win over the Flyers

by Eric Hornick @ehornick / NYI Skinny

NYI @ PHI

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Game 32
Isles 4, Philadelphia 3 (SO)

Casey Cizikas scored the tying goal with 4:28 to play and Oliver Wahlstrom scored the only goal of a nine-round shootout as the Islanders completed a home-and-home sweep of the Philadelphia Flyers with a 4-3 win before a crowd of 16,362 at Wells Fargo Arena.

The Isles have won five of their last six games and are 8-3-1 in their last 12 games. They have also earned at least a point 12 times in the last 15 games (8-3-4). With the victory the Isles are back to NHL-.500 for the first time since a loss in Tampa Bay on November 15th dropped them to 5-5-2.

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The Skinny: Islanders 4, Flyers 1

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Islanders win over the Flyers

by Eric Hornick @ehornick / NewYorkIslanders.com

PHI @ NYI

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Isles 4, Philadelphia 1
Ilya Sorokin made 26 saves and Brock Nelson scored a goal and added an assist as the Islanders defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 before another sellout crowd of 17,255 at UBS Arena.

The Isles have won four of their last five games and are 7-3-1 in their last games. They have also earned at least a point eleven times in the last 14 games (7-3-4).

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The Skinny: Islanders 3, Devils 2

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Islanders win over the Devils

by Eric Hornick @ehornick / NYI Skinny

NJD @ NYI

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The Skinny - Game 29
Isles 3, New Jersey 2 

Mathew Barzal scored with 4:53 remaining to break a 2-2 tie as the Islanders earned their third straight win and stretched their point streak to five games with a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils before another sellout crowd of 17,255 at UBS Arena.

Josh Bailey and Adam Pelech had the other goals for the Isles; Pelech, who was named to the All-Star Game for the first time earlier in the evening recorded his first goal of the season while Bailey's power play tally was his 2nd goal of the season and first on the power play in nearly two years. The Isles are 6-2-1 in their last nine games and have earned at least a point ten times in the last 12 games (6-2-4).

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The Skinny: Islanders 3, Oilers 2 OT

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Islanders OT win over the Oilers

by Eric Hornick @ehornick / NYI Skinny

EDM @ NYI

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Game 28
Isles 3, Edmonton 2 (OT)

Happy New Year! Noah Dobson scored 3:52 into the extra session as the Islanders stretched their point streak to four games with a come-from-behind 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers before another sellout crowd of 17,255 at UBS Arena.

Anthony Beauvillier forced the extra session with a goal 2:23 into the third; the Isles out-shot Edmonton 16-2 in the third period and overtime as they improve to 5-2-1 in their last eight games and earned at least a point for the ninth time in the last 11 games (5-2-4).

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The Skinny: Islanders 4, Devils 1

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Islanders win over Buffalo

by Eric Hornick @ehornick / NewYorkIslanders.com

BUF @ NYI

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Mathew Barzal scored a goal and added two assists while Noah Dobson had two points and was on-ice for all four Islander goals as the Isles defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 4-1, before another sellout crowd of 17,255 at UBS Arena.

Semyon Varlamov made 36 saves for his second straight win as the Isles stretched their home-ice dominance of the Sabres to ten straight games. The Isles end December with a 4-2-4 record and will carry a three-game point streak into 2022.

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The Skinny: Golden Knights 4, Islanders 3 SO

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Islanders shootout loss to the Golden Knights

by Eric Hornick @ehornick / NYI Skinny

VGK @ NYI

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The Skinny - Game 26
Vegas 4, Isles 3 (SO)

Shea Theodore scored twice in the third period and then added the deciding goal in the shootout as the Vegas Golden Knights rallied from a last-minute 3-2 deficit for a 4-3 victory over the Islanders before another sellout crowd of 17,255 at UBS Arena.

Robin Lehner made seven saves in the overtime and two more in the shootout to earn the victory in his return to Long Island.

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The Skinny: Islanders 3, Bruins 1

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Islanders win over Boston

by Eric Hornick @ehornick / NewYorkIslanders.com

BOS @ NYI

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Cal Clutterbuck scored twice and then hit the post on a hat trick attempt as the Islanders earned their second straight home victory with a 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins before a sellout crowd of 17,255 at UBS Arena.
 
Mike Reilly's last-minute shot deflected past Semyon Varlamov for Boston's lone tally; that goal made Anthony Beauvillier's power play tally, his first goal since October 30th, the game winner. 

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