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Flyers 4, Islanders 3, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

Associated Press

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Flyers 4, Islanders 3, OT
Philadelphia Flyers 4, New York Islanders 3
Three Stars of the Game
Kyle Okposo
Kyle Okposo
G: 2Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 17:58
Danny Briere
G: 2Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 19:46
Michael Grabner
Michael Grabner
G: 1Shots: 6
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 21:44

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Danny Briere knew sooner or later the Flyers would get a break.

It came on his shot.

Briere scored his second goal of the game with 2:26 remaining in overtime, giving Philadelphia a 4-3, come-from-behind victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.

"It always seems you need a lucky bounce to get going," Briere said. "The puck had eyes."

Andrej Meszaros and Scott Hartnell also scored for Philadelphia (12-6-3), which snapped a two-game skid and handed the Islanders their eighth loss in 10 games.

Kyle Okposo scored his first two goals of the season and Michael Grabner scored for New York. Okposo's first goal ended the Islanders (5-10-4) scoreless drought at 142 minutes, 17 seconds.

New York entered the game having been outscored 20-13 in the first period. At the first intermission, though, it was the Islanders who held a 3-1 advantage thanks to Okposo's two goals and Grabner's first goal since Nov. 10.

Okposo tied the game 1-all 37 seconds into the game and 19 seconds after Meszaros scored with a wrist shot over Ilya Bryzgalov's glove. Okposo's second goal of the game at 10:26 made it 2-1. He tapped a centering feed from Josh Bailey to complete a power-play passing sequence.

Grabner's wrist shot at 18:29 from the left faceoff circle increased the Islanders' lead to 3-1.

The line of Grabner, Frans Nielsen and Okposo finished with three goals, four assists, seven points and was plus-three.

"It was good to see Fransie's line get back on track," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. "I thought that line played exceptionally well."

Flyers coach Peter Laviolette replaced Bryzgalov, who turned away six of nine shots, with Sergei Bobrovsky before the start of the second period. Bobrovsky made 23 saves, including stops on breakaways for Matt Moulson and John Tavares midway through the second period.

"He stopped two breakaways back-to-back. I think that could have been the turning point of the game. Those were two key saves," Briere said of Bobrovsky. "It's not easy coming in relief like that but he did a marvelous job."

Capuano announced that DiPietro would start in goal before the Islanders' morning skate. DiPietro had not played since the first period of Saturday's 6-0 loss to Boston, in which he had allowed three goals on 13 shots in that game before being replaced by Anders Nilsson.

DiPietro made 29 saves in an adventurous effort. He yielded Meszaros' off-the-rush slapshot 18 seconds into the game, Hartnell's ninth of the year 5:25 into the second period on the power play, Briere's in-tight wrister that tied it 3-all with 5:42 left and Brier's winner.

"It hit the stanchion funny and came right out to Briere," DiPietro said. "I didn't make the save."

The Islanders called up Michael Haley from AHL Bridgeport on Monday, hoping the tough guy would spark the team after several weeks of uninspired play.

Haley, who recorded 39 penalty minutes and scored a goal in New York's 9-3 brawl-marred win over Pittsburgh on Feb. 11, had three points (a goal and an assist) along with 32 penalty minutes for the Sound Tigers this season.

NOTES: The Islanders have lost 13 of 16. ... TSN reported Monday night that New York left wing Blake Comeau is on the trade market as he had not recorded a point in 15 games. "It's the way it is sometimes in this business. You hear things, but, for me, personally, I'm not too focused on it at all," Comeau said after the morning skate Wednesday. . The Flyers left for Philadelphia directly after the game. They host Montreal Friday afternoon and play their long-time Atlantic Division rival, and Winter Classic opponent, the Rangers in the refurbished Madison Square Garden Saturday afternoon. ... New York debuted their new black jerseys. They will wear the new jerseys 11 more times this season. . Philadelphia right wing Jaromir Jagr only played 7:52 spanning the first two periods because of a lower body injury. He was minus-two. . The announced attendance was 11,086 although there were large swaths of empty seats.

scoring summary
1st Period
Andrej Meszaros (2) ASST: Max Talbot (6), Matthew Carle (7)
1 - 0 PHI
Kyle Okposo (1) ASST: Michael Grabner (3)
1 - 1 Tie
PPG - Kyle Okposo (2) ASST: Josh Bailey (3), Michael Grabner (4)
2 - 1 NYI
Michael Grabner (6) ASST: Kyle Okposo (4), Frans Nielsen (6)
3 - 1 NYI
2nd Period
PPG - Scott Hartnell (9) ASST: Jakub Voracek (11), Claude Giroux (16)
3 - 2 NYI
3rd Period
Daniel Briere (6) ASST: Braydon Coburn (4)
3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
Daniel Briere (7) ASST: Scott Hartnell (10), Braydon Coburn (5)
4 - 3 PHI
penalty summary
1st Period
Micheal Haley  Interference against  Andrej Meszaros
Zac Rinaldo  Interference against  Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau
Claude Giroux  Hooking against  John Tavares
Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau  Illegal Check To Head against  Max Talbot
2nd Period
Steve Staios  Tripping against  Zac Rinaldo
Harry Zolnierczyk  Roughing against  Travis Hamonic
Travis Hamonic  Roughing against  Harry Zolnierczyk
Braydon Coburn  Cross checking against  John Tavares
3rd Period
Steve Staios  Holding against  James van Riemsdyk
OT Period
Scott Hartnell  Hooking against  Travis Hamonic
goalie stats
Ilya Bryzgalov
Ilya Bryzgalov
SA: 9TOI: 20:00
Saves: 6EV: 6 - 8
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 1
SV%: .667SH: 0 - 0
Sergei Bobrovsky
Sergei Bobrovsky
SA: 23TOI: 42:34
Saves: 23EV: 20 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: 1.000SH: 1 - 1
Rick DiPietro
Rick DiPietro
SA: 33TOI: 62:31
Saves: 29EV: 24 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .879SH: 0 - 0
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