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FIVE THINGS: Flyers at New York Islanders

Flyers look for two in-a-row as they travel to Long Island

Saturday, 10.26.2013 / 7:31 AM / News
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FIVE THINGS: Flyers at New York Islanders
FIVE THINGS: Flyers at New York Islanders: Flyers look for two in-a-row as they travel to Long Island
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1. ISLAND LIVING
The Flyers have had a 15-3-0 record at Long Island over the last six seasons of play (2007-08), and since the 1999-2000 season have posted a mark of 29-7-1-2 in 39 games at Nassau Coliseum… Overall against the Islanders, the Flyers went 2-1-1 last season and were 45.5 percent (5-for-11) on the power-play and a perfect 11-for-11 on the penalty kill.

2. EXPECT ANOTHER CLOSE ONE
Five of the Flyers nine games on the season have been one-goal games, while the Islanders have had nine of their 10 games, including their last seven contests, decided by a one-goal margin… The Islanders have had four games decided past regulation play, while the Flyers are one of five NHL teams to have not played in either overtime or a shootout this year.

3. THIS, THAT & THE OTHER
The Islanders currently own the NHL's best power play at 30.3%, going 10-for-33… They have scored a goal on the power play in each of their last five games, going 7-for-18 (38.9%)… The Flyers have killed off their last seven penalties… Ray Emery has an overall record of 6-0-0-1 against the Islanders with a 1.69 goals-against average… John Tavares has a point in nine-straight games (4g-8a), matching the longest point streak in the NHL this season (Jiri Hudler) and marking the second-longest point streak of his career… Mark Streit played five years (2008-2013) for the Islanders, recording 179 points, and was the team captain for the last two seasons.

4. Player to watch FLYERS: Claude Giroux - (C) #28
Giroux led the 2012-13 season series against the Islanders with six points (2g-4a), and the Islanders are one of five teams in which Giroux averages over a point-per-game pace in his career with 28 points (7g-21a) in 25 games… Giroux has had multi-point games in four of his last six meetings against the Islanders and has a total of 10 multi-point games against the Isles.

5. Player to watch ISLANDERS: Frans Nielsen - (C) #51
Nielsen is off to the hottest start of his eight-year NHL career, posting 14 points (6g-8a) in 10 games to currently rank tied for fourth in the NHL in scoring… The Danish center has goals in each of his last three games and seven points (3g-4a) in that span as well… Nielsen has had trouble against the Flyers, posting just nine points (5g-4a) in 30 career games and going scoreless in the four-game season series last year.

QUOTABLE
"Teams in the east, they're located so close to each other that you have Flyers fans everywhere and it's going to be great. It's an old rink but it's got a little something to it. Hopefully we'll have a lot of Flyers fans and it's going to be an exciting Saturday night in Long Island."
- Former Islander, Mark Streit

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 82 28 58 7 86
J. Voracek 82 23 39 11 62
W. Simmonds 82 29 31 -4 60
S. Hartnell 78 20 32 11 52
M. Streit 82 10 34 3 44
B. Schenn 82 20 21 0 41
M. Read 75 22 18 -4 40
S. Couturier 82 13 26 1 39
V. Lecavalier 69 20 17 -16 37
K. Timonen 77 6 29 5 35
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 33 18 7 .917 2.50
R. Emery 9 12 2 .903 2.96
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