Islanders defeat Flyers for seventh straight victory
- The New York Islanders won their seventh straight game when five players scored in a 5-3 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers at Nassau Coliseum on Sunday.
- Anders Lee and Mathew Barzal each had a goal and an assist, and Derick Brassard, Ross Johnston and Ryan Pulock also scored for New York (8-3-0), which has outscored opponents 24-14 during the streak.
- Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves.
- It’s the first time the Islanders have won seven in a row since 1990.
“The feeling’s great, it’s what you’d expect,” Lee said. “When we play the right way, we put ourselves in a good position, and we’ve done that. We’re getting contributions up and down the lineup, from [Varlamov] and [Thomas Greiss] on out. Right now, we’re just kind of playing that right way, getting pucks deep and doing those little things that really make it tough to play against and kind of tough to get chances.”
- Jakub Voracek, Travis Konecny and Claude Giroux scored for Philadelphia (5-4-1), which had won three in a row.
- Carter Hart allowed five goals on 14 shots before being pulled at 8:46 of the second period. Brian Elliott saved all 19 shots he faced.
“I don’t think we played our best,” Giroux said. “[We had] an emotional game at home [Saturday] night (a 7-4 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets), and we need to find a way to kind of put that game behind us and move forward to another game. I don’t think we did a good job of that tonight.”
- Konecny extended his point streak to five games (three goals, three assists). …
- Flyers center Kevin Hayes had his three-game goal streak end. …
- Philadelphia defenseman Samuel Morin made his season debut.
- Robert Hagg was scratched. …
- Eleven different Islanders had at least one point. …
- New York is 8-0-0 when it scores at least three goals.
Sources & Credits: Brian Compton / NHL.com, NY Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers