Sunday, 10 January, 2016

Islanders Blanked by Flyers 4-0

Flyers' Gostisbehere to miss game against Islanders
Benjamin Gardner | 10 January, 2016, 00:31

Claude Giroux notched an assist in Thursday's victory versus the Wild for just his second point in nine games, but scored two goals and set up another in two losses to the Islanders this season. There are six teams within six points of the final playoff spot and Boston, who is three points ahead of the Flyers, now holds the top Eastern Conference wild card spot.

Steve Mason stopped 20 shots for his third shutout of the season and led the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-0 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday.

The Philadelphia Flyers have ignited their dormant offense over the last two games and could be in for some more good fortune on Saturday afternoon when they open a three-game homestand against the Metropolitan Division-rival New York Islanders. "Coots is a smart player and easy to play with". His biggest two saves came in the first few minutes of the third period to keep the Flyers lead at 2-0. The Flyers center contributed on three of his team's four goals, assisting on the first two goals and scoring the third.

He has been a major producer since he was called up from the Phantoms, appearing in his first game this season for the Flyers on November 14.

Read's shot from the circle trickled through Halak's leg and landed softly in the net for a 3-0 lead. Rookie sensation Shayne Gostisbehere left in the second period of the game and might be out until his lower-body injury is healed.

The Flyers have regrouped nicely, winning three straight after losing the first three games after the holiday break. He now has 12 points (6 G, 6 A) in his last 10 games and has gotten on the board in eight of those 10 games. Center Jordan Weal, acquired from Los Angeles on Wednesday, still hasn't made his Flyers debut.

That's the word from the Flyers as they went onto the ice very late Friday afternoon, returning from Minnesota after Thursday's 4-3 overtime win without him in practice. The Flyers are 1-1-1 against the Isles this season.