Stat Trick: Flyers 3-2 Win Over Isles is Team’s 15th Straight Win vs. New York

March 9th, 2010 by Eric Hornick Leave a reply »
The Islanders are a .500 hockey team since the Olympic break.  Unfortunately, it is their penalty kill that is batting .500, as the Isles have allowed six goals in 12 times short.  They allowed two in the third period as the Isles blew a 2-0 second period lead and lost their 15th straight game to the Flyers, 3-2 in Philadelphia on Tuesday night.  On to the trick: 1. The Islanders grabbed a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes on a John Tavares goal.  It was only the third goal in the last 35 games for Tavares since he scored five consecutive Islander goals in early December. 2. Kyle Okposo gave the Isles a 2-0 lead with his first goal in 12 career games against the Flyers just past the midway point of the second, but Jeff Carter brought the Flyers within one goal 96 seconds later. It was the fourth time this season, but the first time since Nov. 14 that Tavares and Okposo have scored in the same game.  3. The Flyers took advantage of three power plays in the third period, scoring the tying and winning goal.  Claude Giroux scored the tying goal and set up the winning goal, which was scored by Simon Gagne.  Gagne's goal, his third in t ...

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