Stat Trick: Philadelphia Flyers 2, New York Isles 1

December 27th, 2009 by Eric Hornick Leave a reply »
Jeff Carter's goal with 3:07 to play in the second period broke a 1-1 tie and the Flyers held on for a 2-1 victory over the Islanders. The win is the Flyers' 13th straight over the Islanders, which is the longest active streak for one team against another in the NHL.  On to the trick:  1.  The Flyers grabbed an early lead when Danny Briere scored less than two minutes into play.  It was Briere's 13th goal of the season and his 11th goal in 27 career games against the Isles.  Briere had a second goal waved off in the third period when it was determined that he had directed the puck into the goal with a distinct kicking motion.  2.  Jon Sim tied the game with a goal early in the second period, off a great (and barely legal) pass by Mark Streit.  Streit's pass was ruled to be below the shoulder; video replays were inconclusive.  It was Sim's fourth goal of the season.  3.  Carter's winning goal was his 14th of the season.  Three of the fourteen have come against the Islanders.  Scott Hartnell, who was held without a goal for the 12th straight game, assisted on both Flyer goals.  a few more...  4.  Michael Leighton evened his record at 4-4-0 as he made 28 saves.  ...

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