Stat Trick: Philadelphia Flyers 2, New York Isles 1

November 25th, 2009 by Eric Hornick Leave a reply »
When the Islanders are able to maintain the same intensity for 60 minutes, they may very well become a good team. They are not there just yet, as they once again could not hold a lead, and dropped a 2-1 decision to the Flyers.  On to the trick: 1. Trent Hunter scored to give the Isles the lead on a first period power play and stop an 0-16 drought on the power play over the past four games.  The goal extended his point streak to eight straight games; only Cory Perry of Anaheim has a longer current streak. 

John Tavares and Mark Streit assisted on the goal; it was Tavares' first point in five games and gave him his 20th point—tops among NHL rookies.  Eleven of Tavares' points have come on the power-play; he has a point on 11 of the Isles' 17 power-play goals this season. 2.  Mike Richards got the Flyers even on the power play late in the second period; Scott Hartnell added the winner with just 5:27 to play. Richards' goal came on the Flyers' only power play; it's the second time in the last three home games that the Isles have not had a successful penalty kill (Edmonton did not have a power play in the November 2 game). 3.  Martin Biron m ...

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