Stat Trick: Philadelphia Flyers beat New York Islanders 6-2

December 9th, 2009 by Eric Hornick Leave a reply »
The Flyers had lost five straight, and eight-of-nine coming into to tonight's game against the Isles.  Make it eight-of-ten, with both victories over their personal punching bags, the Islanders.  On to the trick: 1.  Mike Richards scored twice in the first period, Jeff Carter added a pair in the second period, and Claude Giroux added two goals in the third period for the Flyers.  2.  John Tavares had both goals for the Islanders, but it was only enough to cut a 4-0 deficit in half.  Tavares, who recorded his second two-goal game, matched his career-high with his sixth two-point game of the season.  Tavares is showing signs of being a streaky scorer.  He had three goals in his first five games, four goals in a three-game stretch in mid November, and four goals in his last five games.  Both of Tavares' goals were scored on the power play, giving him a team-leading six pp goals on the season—only five players in the NHL have scored more power play goals.  3.  According to Versus' post-game show, it was only the fourth time in NHL history a game ended with four players each scoring twice for the only ...

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