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Sharp Scores Twice as Flyers Remain Perfect in Preseason

Tuesday, 09.27.2005 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Sharp Scores Twice as Flyers Remain Perfect in Preseason


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Philadelphia, PA – Patrick Sharp scored twice and Donald Brashear broke a 3-3 tie in the second period, as the Flyers defeated the New York Islanders at the Wachovia Center, 5-3.

With the win, Philadelphia improved to a perfect 4-0 in the preseason with three games remaining. The Flyers open the regular season on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at home against the New York Rangers.

Brashear's goal turned out to be the game-winner and was his first of the preseason. After Alexei Yashin tied the game with a goal at 12:41 of the second period, Brashear's wrist shot from the high slot just 26 seconds later got by goaltender Rick DiPietro.

Sharp added an insurance goal at 6:34 of the third period when Kim Johnsson's wrist shot from the point on the power play deflected off of a body in front and right to Sharp's stick in front of the net.

"[Sharp] played really well tonight," said head coach Ken Hitchcock. I think what Patrick did today is what we expect out of our younger guys, and that is, just come and work. The offense will take care of itself. It was nice to see him get a couple of goals. He's a good player.

"It was nice to have two goals," said Sharp. I was happy with the way I played tonight. I skated hard and competed on the puck and I had a good game.

The Islanders wasted no time in taking an early lead, when Jason Blake skated the puck unhindered through the Flyers' zone, made a move on Antero Niittymaki, and beat the Flyers rookie goaltender low to the stick side to make it 1-0 just 16 seconds into the game.

A flurry of penalties to the Flyers resulted in a power play goal by Yashin with New York on a two-man advantage at 3:45.

Philadelphia responded with a couple of scores to tie the game before the end of the first period. On the power play, Simon Gagne fed Mike Richards with a beautiful cross-ice pass, and Richards one-timed it past Rick DiPietro at 12:04 for his second goal of the preseason.

"Kim [Johnsson] and [Gagne] were moving the puck around really well at the top," said Richards. Gagne made such a hard pass I just had to get it to hit my stick and it went in.

Later, Philadelphia caught a break when Sharp weakly backhanded a puck towards the crease from behind the net. DiPietro tried to play it, but the puck deflected off of his stick, got caught between his skates and ended up behind him at 18:19.

With the game tied 2-2, the Flyers took their first lead of the game on a five-on-three power play. After an offensive zone face off draw, the puck squirted out to Johnsson and his slap shot halfway through the second period beat DiPietro cleanly to the top corner.

Philadelphia finished 3-for-10 on the power play, while New York went 1-for-13.

DiPietro and Niittymaki each played the entire game in net. Niittymaki recorded the win, making 31 saves, while DiPietro stopped 24 shots in suffering the loss.

"We had a lot of good players tonight," said Hitchcock. We really caught the flow of the game in the second half, I thought we played really well.

The Flyers play in their third and final home preseason game on Thursday when they host the New Jersey Devils. On Friday they are in New Jersey, before they travel to Washington to play the Capitals on Saturday to wrap up the exhibition schedule.

FLYERS NOTES
Chris Therien was a late scratch for the Flyers, and was replaced in the lineup by Wade Skolney who was playing in his second preseason game. … Keith Primeau missed the game with a bruised left shoulder suffered in practice on Monday. … The Flyers improved to 3-1 in the post-game shootouts. Sharp and Jeff Carter converted for Philadelphia, while Niittymaki stopped Yashin and Miroslav Satan. ... R.J. Umberger and Johnsson tallied two assists each in the game.

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 51 16 28 -6 44
J. Voracek 51 8 34 -1 42
W. Simmonds 51 18 16 -6 34
B. Schenn 49 14 15 -1 29
S. Gostisbehere 33 9 18 4 27
S. Couturier 40 9 15 9 24
M. Read 50 9 9 -5 18
S. Laughton 51 4 10 -6 14
M. Del Zotto 49 4 9 -9 13
M. Raffl 51 6 6 2 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 12 13 7 .916 2.69
M. Neuvirth 11 6 2 .933 2.14
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