Islanders extend point streak to 14 with shootout win against Flyers
- The New York Islanders rallied from three goals down in the third period and extended their point streak to 14 games with a 4-3 shootout win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday.
- Anthony Beauvillier had two goals, and Mathew Barzal also scored for New York (14-3-1), which trailed 3-0 after the second period. Thomas Greiss made 28 saves.
- The Islanders are 13-0-1 in their past 14 games, their longest streak since winning 15 in a row from Jan. 21-Feb. 20, 1982.
“We were definitely in a hole there going into the third,” Barzal said. “At that point, you just want to go out and get one and go from there. … I don’t know what it is with this group. We knew we’d be in the fight right to the end, and that’s what we did tonight.”
- Sean Couturier, Ivan Provorov and Oskar Lindblom each had a goal and an assist for Philadelphia (10-6-4). Brian Elliott made 33 saves.
“We did not play the way we need to play [in the third period],” Provorov said. “We sat back and started making mistakes, turning the puck over in the neutral zone and not getting the puck out of our zone when we needed to.”
NHL Highlights | Islanders vs Flyers – Nov. 16, 2019
- Trotz is 62-30-8 in 100 games as Islanders coach. …
- Center Otto Koivula played 7:14 in his NHL debut for New York, replacing forward Leo Komarov (healthy scratch). …
- Islanders forward Derick Brassard had two assists; he has six points (one goals, five assists) during a three-game point streak. …
- Flyers forward Carsen Twarynski and defenseman Philippe Myers were scratched.
- They were replaced by forward Chris Stewart and defenseman Robert Hagg.
Sources & Credits: NHL.com; NY Islanders, PHI Flyers