Isles 3, Philadelphia 1
Jason Chimera broke a 1-1 tie early in the second period and Casey Cizikas added a goal early in the third as the Islanders defeated the Flyers 3-1 before a sellout crowd of 19,737 at Wells Fargo Center.
Wayne Simmonds and Anders Lee (after a post-game scoring change) had scored power play goals in the first period for the Islanders, who recorded a regulation victory in Philadelphia for the first time since January 19, 2012.
The Islanders improved to 7-1-2 under Interim Coach Doug Weight. Philadelphia is 1-3-1 in their last five games and 7-12-4 since the end of their ten game winning streak.
The win moves the Isles within one point of Philadelphia, who drop behind Boston (who beat San Jose) in the standings. The Isles are two points behind Boston, who now hold the 2nd wild card spot. The Isles hold three games in hand on Philadelphia and four games in hand on Boston.