EARLY FINISH

Sunday, 04.2.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
New York Islanders
X
Share with your Friends


EARLY FINISH
Flyers 4, Islanders 1

SCORESHEET | SUPER STATS

An early start Sunday was followed by an early Flyers lead, as Philadelphia scored three in the first on their way to a 4-1 win over the Islanders.

The Flyers got on the board less than five minutes into the first period, on a stuff-in chance by Mike Knuble. A series of quick passes by Peter Forsberg and Simon Gagne put the puck on Mike Rathje's stick at the point in the Isle's zone, setting up a long wrister that went just wide left of Rick DiPietro's goal. The rebound came off the end boards directly back in front, where Knuble tucked it behind DiPietro.

A one-man rush by R.J. Umberger pushed the Flyer's lead to two goals halfway through the period. Dashing down the boards, Umberger carried the puck into the Isle's end of the ice, deked around John Erskine and threw a backhand shot past DiPietro's glove-hand. Moments later, Joel Bouchard answered back for the Islanders, getting into a scrap with the Flyer's Mike Richards. Both combatants got several blows in before they tumbled to the ice.

With just 15 seconds left in the period, Jeff Carter picked off a clearing attempt by Bouchard, and whipped a shot through a screen that beat DiPietro high to his glove-side.

After three goals in the first period, the second stanza was a quiet affair, with neither team lighting the lamp, though they combined to put 20 shots on net.

In the third period, the Isles broke their five-plus period goal drought, capitalizing on a 5-on-3, thanks to a hooking penalty on Branko Radivojevic and the remaining powerplay time from Turner Stevenson's late second-period penalty. Playing at the point, Mike York fed Miro Satan down low, who threaded a clean cross-crease pass for Shawn Bates to hammer home.

The Flyers struck again with two minutes left, when the Islanders pulled DiPietro for a 6-on-4 powerplay. Sami Kapanen capped off a shorthanded up-ice rush by scoring on the empty net.

OFF THE ICE: Three Stars of the Game: 1. Robert Esche, 2. RJ Umberger, 3. Mike Knuble... Before the game, Rick DiPietro was named the H.L. Gross and Brothers Player of the Month for March... Rob Collins and Steve Regier got the call from Bridgeport for Sunday's game. Regier, an Islanders 5th-round pick in 2004, made his NHL debut... For the Islanders, Eric Godard (head), Jason Blake (groin), Arron Asham (ankle) and Alexei Zhitnik (ankle) sat out, while Philly scratched Ryan Potulny (healhy), Brian Savage (healthy), Petr Nedved (groin), Kim Johnsson (head), Keith Primeau (head) and Chris Therien (head)... Miro Satan's next powerplay goal will give him a career-high 16... Jason Blake has a team-high five goals in six games against the Flyers this season... All-time, the Flyers hold a 93-81-26-0 lead over the Isles... After seven games of an eight-game season series, the Isles are down 2-5, winning once at home and once on the road.

 
FORWARDS
(10) Sean Bergenheim-(79) Alexei Yashin-(21) Rob Nilsson
(7) Trent Hunter-(16) Mike York-(81) Miroslav Satan
(15) Jeff Tambellini-(28) Wyatt Smith-(17) Shawn Bates
(48) Steve Regier-(26) Rob Collins-(29) Petteri Nokelainen
 
DEFENSE
(14) Chris Campoli-(24) Radek Martinek
(4) Joel Bouchard-(6) Bruno Gervais
(3) Denis Grebeshkov-(44) John Erskine
 
GOALTENDERS
(39) Rick DiPietro
(30) Garth Snow
 
FLYERS
FORWARDS
(12) Simon Gagne-(21) Peter Forsberg-(22) Mike Knuble
(87) Donald Brashear-(26) Michal Handzus-(19) Branko Radivojevic
(17) Jeff Carter-(20) R.J. Umberger-(15) Niko Dimitrakos
(24) Sami Kapanen-(27) Turner Stevenson-(18) Mike Richards
 
DEFENSEMEN
(2) Derian Hatcher-(34) Freddy Meyer
(3) Mike Rathje-(44) Joni Pitkanen
(37) Eric Desjardins-(23) Denis Gauthier
 
GOALTENDERS
(42) Robert Esche
(30) Antero Niittymaki

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 75 34 40 -1 74
R. Strome 74 15 31 19 46
K. Okposo 53 15 31 -10 46
F. Nielsen 74 13 28 9 41
B. Nelson 75 18 22 9 40
A. Lee 69 23 16 14 39
J. Bailey 63 15 23 6 38
J. Boychuk 65 8 25 10 33
T. Hamonic 65 5 25 16 30
N. Leddy 71 10 19 16 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 35 16 2 .915 2.39
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

NewYorkIslanders.com is the official Web site of the New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P. and NewYorkIslanders.com are trademarks of New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P.  NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

Privacy Policy |  AdChoices |  Terms of Use |  Contact  Us |  Employment |  Webmaster |  NHL.com Terms of Use