|3||PHILADELPHIA||+110||Ov 5.5,-130||+110||Ov 5.5,-130|
|4||NY ISLANDERS||-130||Un 5.5,+110||-130||Un 5.5,+110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||5-14-0||-8.4||5-14||-8.4||9-8||2.5||27.8||3.4||27.5|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3.8||4-1||+3.8||3-2||3.8||30.4||3.0||26.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||38||106||40||34||29||3||5||1113||9.5%||142||33||23.2%||184|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||19||48||20||14||14||0||1||528||9.1%||75||13||17.3%||82|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||19||6||5||7||1||3||152||12.5%||14||2||14.3%||31|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||14||36||16||9||10||1||1||398||9.0%||50||15||30.0%||64|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||118||41||32||42||3||8||1049||11.2%||151||23||15.2%||201|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||65||25||16||23||1||4||522||12.5%||77||13||16.9%||116|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||4||7||4||0||0||133||11.3%||16||2||12.5%||27|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||45||15||12||16||2||3||374||12.0%||58||12||20.7%||75|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (All Games)||4||1||55||49||89.1%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (Road Games)||2||1||38||34||89.5%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (vs. Division)||1||0||6||5||83.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (Last 4 Games)||4||1||55||49||89.1%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (All Games)||36||36||953||854||89.6%||2||17-19||-3||17-19-0||-2||19-16|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (Road Games)||17||17||445||393||88.3%||2||5-12||-6.4||5-12-0||-6||9-7|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (vs. Division)||14||14||366||325||88.8%||1||4-10||-6.1||4-10-0||-5||8-6|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||90||76||84.4%||0||3-1||+2.5||3-1-0||+2||3-1|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (All Games)||1||1||26||21||80.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (Road Games)||1||1||26||21||80.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (Last 4 Games)||1||1||26||21||80.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|STEVE MASON (All Games)||14||11||355||320||90.1%||1||4-7||-1.9||4-7-0||-2||8-3|
|STEVE MASON (Road Games)||8||6||218||197||90.4%||1||1-5||-3.8||1-5-0||-4||4-2|
|STEVE MASON (Last 4 Games)||4||2||62||55||88.7%||0||2-0||+2.3||2-0-0||+2||2-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||8-13-0||-6.9||8-13||-6.9||13-7||2.8||31.3||3.3||27.2|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1||3-2||+1||2-3||2.6||31.8||1.8||24.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||39||113||26||41||41||5||10||1193||9.5%||132||28||21.2%||189|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||21||59||15||21||22||1||6||658||9.0%||82||16||19.5%||105|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||4||3||6||0||2||159||8.2%||10||2||20.0%||23|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||15||33||6||15||9||3||2||424||7.8%||57||10||17.5%||56|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||119||27||37||51||4||9||1113||10.7%||117||22||18.8%||209|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||69||10||22||35||2||7||572||12.1%||59||13||22.0%||124|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||2||3||3||1||1||120||7.5%||9||0||0.0%||16|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||47||11||15||20||1||4||449||10.5%||45||12||26.7%||83|
|RICK DIPIETRO (All Games)||3||3||83||71||85.5%||0||0-3||-3.2||0-3-0||-3||2-1|
|RICK DIPIETRO (Home Games)||1||1||30||25||83.3%||0||0-1||-1.2||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|RICK DIPIETRO (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|RICK DIPIETRO (Last 4 Games)||3||3||83||71||85.5%||0||0-3||-3.2||0-3-0||-3||2-1|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (All Games)||33||33||930||843||90.6%||2||18-15||+3.5||18-15-0||+4||17-15|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (Home Games)||17||17||454||407||89.6%||1||7-10||-4.4||7-10-0||-3||9-7|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (vs. Division)||15||15||434||392||90.3%||1||6-9||-2.1||6-9-0||-2||7-7|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||95||89||93.7%||1||2-2||0||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|KEVIN POULIN (All Games)||4||3||92||81||88.0%||0||1-2||-1.3||1-2-0||-1||3-0|
|KEVIN POULIN (Home Games)||3||3||81||71||87.7%||0||1-2||-1.3||1-2-0||-1||3-0|
|KEVIN POULIN (vs. Division)||1||0||11||10||90.9%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KEVIN POULIN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||92||81||88.0%||0||1-2||-1.3||1-2-0||-1||3-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: PHILADELPHIA 3.07, NY ISLANDERS 3.1|
|3/13/2013||at NEW JERSEY||2-5||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/15/2013||NEW JERSEY||2-1||W||0, -160||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/18/2013||at TAMPA BAY||2-4||L||0, -115||L||6 ev||P|
|3/24/2013||at PITTSBURGH||1-2||L||0, +170||L||6 ov||U|
|3/26/2013||NY RANGERS||2-5||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||O|
|3/28/2013||NY ISLANDERS||3-4||L||0, -135||L||5.5 ov||O|
|3/30/2013||BOSTON||3-1||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/31/2013||WASHINGTON||5-4||W||0, -120||W||5.5 ov||O|
|4/3/2013||MONTREAL||5-3||W||0, +115||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/4/2013||at TORONTO||5-3||W||0, +140||W||5.5 ov||O|
|4/6/2013||at WINNIPEG||1-4||L||0, -105||L||5.5 ov||U|
|4/9/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|4/13/2013||at BUFFALO|| |
|4/15/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|4/16/2013||NY RANGERS|| |
|4/18/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|4/20/2013||at CAROLINA|| |
|3/14/2013||at TAMPA BAY||2-0||W||0, +105||W||6 ov||U|
|3/16/2013||at FLORIDA||4-3||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/19/2013||OTTAWA||3-5||L||0, -135||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/21/2013||MONTREAL||2-5||L||0, +120||L||5.5 ov||O|
|3/22/2013||PITTSBURGH||2-4||L||0, +145||L||6 un||P|
|3/24/2013||FLORIDA||3-0||W||0, -200||W||5.5 ev||U|
|3/26/2013||at WASHINGTON||3-2||W||0, +120||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/28/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||4-3||W||0, +115||W||5.5 ov||O|
|3/30/2013||at PITTSBURGH||0-2||L||0, +190||L||6 un||U|
|4/1/2013||at NEW JERSEY||3-1||W||0, -105||W||5 ov||U|
|4/2/2013||WINNIPEG||5-2||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/4/2013||at WASHINGTON||1-2||L||0, +130||L||5.5 ev||U|
|4/6/2013||TAMPA BAY||4-2||W||0, -125||W||5.5 ev||O|
|4/11/2013||at BOSTON|| |
|4/13/2013||NY RANGERS|| |
|4/18/2013||at TORONTO|| |
|4/20/2013||at WINNIPEG|| |
LAST SEASON:47-26-9,103 points. Lost to New Jersey Devils 4-1 in second round.
COACH: Peter Laviolette, 4th season with Flyers, 122-73-26; 11th season overall, 366-257-25-60 in NHL.
ADDED: D Luke Schenn, LW Ruslan Fedotenko, D Bruno Gervais.
LOST: RW Jaromir Jagr, G Sergei Bobrovsky, RW James van Riemsdyk, D Matt Carle, D Pavel Kubina
PLAYER TO WATCH: G Ilya Bryzgalov. Bryzgalov made few fans in his first season in Philadelphia with his quirky personality and erratic play. He had his moments of proving he was worth the $51 million, nine-year deal he signed, but he'll need more of them in the playoffs to win a Stanley Cup.
OUTLOOK: The Flyers have one of the best players in the game in team captain Claude Giroux, but the thin defense needs improvement and Bryzgalov has to improve if Philadelphia is going win its first Stanley Cup since 1975.
|NY ISLANDERS: |
LAST SEASON: 34-37-7, 79 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing 14th in the Eastern Conference.
COACH: Jack Capuano, 3rd season with Islanders, 60-66-21; 3rd overall in NHL.
ADDED: D Lubomir Visnovsky, D Matt Carkner, RW Brad Boyes, LW Eric Boulton, D Radek Martinek.
LOST: RW P.A. Parenteau, G Al Montoya, C Micheal Haley.
PLAYER TO WATCH: John Tavares. Fresh off his first 30-goal season in the NHL, the 22-year-old center is already establishing himself as a star heading into his fourth year with the Islanders. Tavares has increased his goal and point totals each season, topping out at 31 goals and 81 points in 2011-12 while playing in all 82 games.
OUTLOOK: With veteran goalie Evgeni Nabokov behind them, the Islanders could surprise some people in a short season. With young talent up front, led by Tavares, the up-and-coming club could hang around and perhaps sneak into a playoff spot in the sprint to the finish.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (PHILADELPHIA-NY ISLANDERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Flyers-Islanders Preview* ==========================
By PAUL DIGIACOMO STATS Senior Editor
Philadelphia (17-18-3) at New York (19-16-4), 7:00 p.m. EDT
New York and Philadelphia are in unfamiliar territory as the end of the regular season approaches, with the Islanders in position to earn their first trip to the playoffs since 2007 and the Flyers trying to avoid their first postseason absence since that same year.
One thing that has remained the same, though, is the Flyers' dominance in this series.
Philadelphia looks to win its eighth straight on Long Island and earn at least one point for the 32nd time in 35 meetings when these Atlantic Division rivals face off Tuesday night.
New York (19-16-4) is holding on to the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, while Philadelphia (17-18-3) is five points behind the Islanders.
These teams have not played since Saturday, when the Islanders beat Tampa Bay 4-2 at home and the Flyers lost 4-1 at Winnipeg.
Matt Martin scored the go-ahead goal with less than seven minutes left, and Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist to lead New York.
"We're working toward what we are trying to accomplish, and we still have a ways to go," said leading scorer John Tavares, who assisted on Bailey's goal. "We still have much we can do better. But we are excited to be in this position.
"This is big for the guys in the room because they are seeing results," said Tavares, who has 23 goals and 17 assists. "The steps we've been taking are paying off."
The Islanders are 6-1-1 in their last eight games.
"We battled hard and we continue to do little things well which bring big results," coach Jack Capuano said. "Our leadership is strong, and we are showing it."
The Flyers had their season-best four-game winning streak come to an end Saturday as they allowed four unanswered goals in a 6:28 span of the second period.
"I just think we shut it down for the second period," forward Wayne Simmonds said. "It wasn't the defense, it wasn't the goaltending, it was everybody."
Philadelphia had earned a point in five straight games and entered on a 5-2-2 surge.
"They played like they wanted it the last 40 minutes," forward Scott Hartnell said. "The last four games we played 60 minutes and tonight we didn't."
The Flyers certainly played 60 minutes in their two games against New York this season. In the last road matchup with the Islanders, they rolled to a 7-0 victory Feb. 18. In the last meeting March 28, Hartnell scored with 30 seconds left in regulation to help Philadelphia salvage a point in a 4-3 shootout loss.
That result gave the Flyers a 29-3-2 record in this series since the start of the 2007-08 season.
Evgeni Nabokov has a 4.46 goals-against average in his last four starts versus Philadelphia.
"As far as I'm concerned, we are in the playoffs," Nabokov told the Islanders' official website. "That's what this is for us. We have to keep rolling. The key here is we can't lose two or three in a row. We have to continue to find a way to get points."
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 11:06:25 AM EST|