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4/10/16 Flyers vs. Islanders

game recap

Loss to Flyers drops Islanders to wild card

New York will play Florida in Eastern Conference First Round

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

NEW YORK -- It took all 82 games for the New York Islanders to find out who they would face in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Now they know.

With a 5-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers in their regular-season finale at Barclays Center on Sunday, the Islanders (45-27-10) will face the Florida Panthers as the first wild card from the Eastern Conference.

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Islanders can determine first-round opponent

Win puts them third in Metropolitan; loss to Flyers drops them to first wild card in East

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

FLYERS (40-27-14) at ISLANDERS (45-26-10)

TV: 7 p.m. ET; TCN-PH, MSG+, NBCSN, SN

NEW YORK -- The New York Islanders will play without forwards John Tavares, Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen in their regular-season finale against the Philadelphia Flyers at Barclays Center on Sunday.

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