NEW YORK ISLANDERS NOTES:
DATE NYI RESULT SCORE NYI SCORERS IN GOAL
Saturday, Jan. 28 OT Win NYI 2 vs. VGK 1 Lee, Barzal Varlamov (45/46)
After a scoreless first period, Anders Lee opened the score for the second straight game, and Mathew Barzal found the back of the net in overtime to help the New York Islanders defeat the Vegas Golden Knights, 2-1, Saturday night at UBS Arena. Kyle Palmieri and Brock Nelson each recorded assists, extending their point streaks, and goaltender Semyon Varlamov turned aside a season-high 45 of 46 shots faced, capturing his ninth win of the season.
Feb. 5 Samuel Bolduc and Simon Holmstrom have been recalled from loan (Bridgeport). The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with forward Bo Horvat on an eight-year contract.
Jan. 30 The New York Islanders have acquired Bo Horvat from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Anthony Beauvillier, Aatu Raty and a conditional first round selection in the 2023 NHL Draft.
INJURIES GAMES MISSED
3 Adam Pelech Dec. 9 – Jan. 21
8 Noah Dobson Jan. 23 –
10 Simon Holmstrom Dec. 23 – Jan. 6
12 Josh Bailey Nov. 29
13 Mathew Barzal Jan. 6
15 Cal Clutterbuck Oct. 13, Nov. 8, Dec. 2- Dec. 6, Dec. 17 – Jan. 3, Jan. 21 –
20 Hudson Fasching Jan. 19 –
21 Kyle Palmieri Nov. 23 – Dec. 13, Dec. 17 – Jan. 21
25 Sebastian Aho Oct. 13 – Oct. 20
26 Oliver Wahlstrom Oct. 13, Dec. 29 –
40 Semyon Varlamov Dec. 19 – Jan. 1
Man Games Lost: 113
Saturday, Jan. 28 vs. Vegas W/OT (2-1)
Friday, Jan. 27 vs. Detroit W (2-0)
Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Ottawa L (2-1)
Monday, Jan. 23 at Toronto L (5-2)
Nov. 26, 2022 UBS Arena W (5-2)
Nov. 29, 2022 Wells Fargo Center L (3-1)
Feb. 6, 2023 Wells Fargo Center 7:00pm
Apr. 8, 2023 UBS Arena 7:30pm
Feb. 7 vs. Seattle UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) 7:30pm
Feb. 9 vs. Vancouver UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) 7:30pm
Feb. 11 at Montreal Bell Centre (Montreal, QC) 12:30pm
Feb. 14 vs. Ottawa UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) 7:30pm
Feb. 17 vs. Pittsburgh UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) 7:00pm
LAST FIVE MEETINGS VS. PHILADELPHIA:
Nov. 29, 2022 Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, PA) Loss (3-1)
Nov. 26, 2022 UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) Win (5-2)
Mar. 20, 2022 Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, PA) Loss (2-1)
Jan. 25, 2022 UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) Win (4-3)
Jan. 18, 2022 Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, PA) SO Win (4-3)
vs. THE FLYERS
Last five games: 3-2-0
Franchise History 117-135-26-9
NYI Home 70-56-15-5
NYI Away 47-79-11-4
Tonight, the New York Islanders visit the Philadelphia Flyers as they return to action following their eight-day bye week and All-Star Break. It is the third of four matchups between the two clubs this season. These teams last met on November 29, 2022, when Noah Dobson found the back of the net, and Brock Nelson and Mathew Barzal tallied assists, but the Islanders fell to the Flyers, 3-1, at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Islanders have collected points in four of their last six matchups with the Flyers. The Islanders enter tonight’s matchup with wins in each of their last two games, and points in three of their last four Metropolitan Division matchups.
Tonight, the Islanders begin their 11th of 15 back-to-back sets of games this season. They are 5-5-0 on the front-end of back-to-backs so far. The Islanders capped off the month of January in a back-to-back, as they earned victories on January 27 against Detroit, and January 28 against Vegas. It is the fourth time this season they have won consecutive games in consecutive nights, and the first time since November 25 and 26, against Columbus and Philadelphia. It was the first time that the Islanders swept a back-to-back series in which they scored two goals or fewer in each game for the first time since December 30-31, 2002, vs. Florida and in Buffalo.
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS NOTES:
New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Wells Fargo Center
TV: NBCSP | Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME BROADCAST INFO.
Thur., Feb. 9 Edmonton Oilers Wells Fargo Center 7 p.m. NBCSP, 97.5 The Fanatic
Sat., Feb. 11 Nashville Predators Wells Fargo Center 12:30 p.m. NBCSP, 97.5 The Fanatic
Sun., Feb. 12 Seattle Kraken Wells Fargo Center 1:00 p.m. NBCSP, 97.5 The Fanatic
PLAYER INJURY DATES GAMES MISSED
Wade Allison lower body 1/28-present 1
Cam Atkinson IR-upper body 9/25-present 51
Sean Couturier IR-back 9/19-present 51
Ryan Ellis LTIR-groin/hip/back 10/11-present 51
Tanner Laczynski IR-lower body 12/7-present 25
Zack MacEwen upper body-jaw 1/28-present 1
2022-23 TOTAL MAN GAMES LOST: 271
FLYERS VS. ISLANDERS: HEAD-TO-HEAD
144-99-44 ALL-TIME RECORD 117-135-35
83-36-22 HOME 70-56-20
61-63-22 ROAD 47-79-15
2-2-1 LAST 5 MEETINGS 3-2-0
2-3-5 LAST 10 MEETINGS 8-2-0
930 GOALS SCORED 870
23.9% POWER PLAY 21.4%
78.6% PENALTY KILL 76.1%
van Riemsdyk: 35 pts (12-23=35) in 49 GP
Hayes: 19 pts (12-7=19) in 35 GP
Konecny: 16 pts (8-8=16) in 25 GP
TEAM SCORING LEADERS Parise: 47 pts (25-22=47) in 54 GP
Bailey: 37 pts (12-25=37) in 66 GP
Barzal: 26 pts (8-18=26) in 25 GP
Hart: 4-3-3, 2.98 GAA, .890 SV% in 10 GP
Sandstrom: 0-1-0, 5.01 GAA, .783 SV% in 1 GP
TEAM GOALTENDERS Varlamov: 9-3-2, 2.77 GAA, .916 SV% in 15 GP
Sorokin: 7-2-1, 1.76 GAA, .938 SV%, 1 SO in 10 GP
- Philadelphia is 10-4-2 in their last 16 games, outscoring their opponents, 52-43, since Dec. 29. The Flyers rank T-6th in the NHL in wins in that span.
- The Flyers have earned points in 17 of its last 26 games (13-9-4), including a season-high four-game win streak, Dec. 29-Jan. 5.
- Philadelphia has allowed the opposing team to score first in 30 of its 51 games this season. Philadelphia ranks T-4th in the NHL with 11 wins when trailing first in a game. The Flyers have scored first in 10 of their last 14 games, ranking T-2nd in the NHL in wins (7) when scoring first since Jan. 2.
- The Flyers recorded a franchise-best 59 hits Nov. 12 vs. OTT. The 59 hits are tied for the ninth-most in a regular season game in NHL history.
- Philadelphia ranks second in the NHL with 1,450 hits and with 887 blocked shots
- Philadelphia is 4-3-1 in its last eight home games and 10-12-2 in 24 home games this season.
- The Flyers have outscored their opponents, 30-29, in the last eight home games, including four five-plus goal games.
- Philadelphia has scored three-plus goals in eight of its last 11 home games. The Flyers are 10-2-2 at home this season when scoring three-plus goals.