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Sbisa's scorching slap shot

NYI@PHI: Sbisa cranks home heavy slap shot

Luca Sbisa blasts a slap shot from the point that ricochets off the post and into twine, giving the Islanders a 2-1 lead in the 3rd

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Luca Sbisa broke a tie at 2:24 of the third period in the New York Islanders' 3-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Thomas Hickey scored 2:03 into the first period for New York, and Erik Brown had an empty-net goal in the third. Semyon Varlamov started for the Islanders and saved 10 of 11 shots; he was replaced by Christopher Gibson midway through the second period. Gibson made 14 saves.

James van Riemsdyk scored, and Kevin Hayes had an assist for Philadelphia. Brian Elliott started for the Flyers and allowed one goal on 11 shots before being relieved by Alex Lyon during the second period. Lyon made five saves.

It was the preseason opener for each team; they will play again at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; MSG+, NBCSP+, NHL.TV).

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