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ISLANDERS 3, PHILADELPHIA 1

Thursday, 11.9.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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ISLANDERS 3, PHILADELPHIA 1
Yashin scores two as Isles top Flyers on the road

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Alexei Yashin scored two goals and Rick DiPietro allowed only one goal on 33 shots as the Islanders topped the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 Thursday night at the Wachovia Center.

Yashin got the Islanders on the board first with his sixth goal of the season at 9:10 of the first period. Chris Simon centered it to Blake, who shot the puck towards Yashin at the side of the net. Yashin corralled the puck before pushing it past a sliding Antero Niittymaki.

Shawn Bates took a pass from Arron Asham and busted down the right wing before passing it across to Richard Park for a one-timer. The goal was Park's second of the season and gave the Islanders a 2-0 lead with 5:35 left in the period.

Asham and Mike Richards squared off in the Islanders' second fight of the season with 2:09 left in the first period. Asham got in an early lick and capped off the fight with a few more haymakers before it was broken up by the linesmen.

DiPietro kept the Flyers off the board mid-way through the second with a superb save on Eric Meloche, who deflected R.J. Umberger's centering pass.

With 4:09 left in the second period, Yashin got his second goal of the game. Blake skated  into the offensive zone and dropped the puck off to Yashin, who fired a wrist shot over the blocker of Niittymaki for a 3-0 Islanders lead.

At the end of the second period, things got nasty when Andy Hilbert and Sami Kapanen starting jarring at each other before all ten skaters on the ice got involved. Brendan Witt and Ben Eager ended up squaring off with both players landing punches during the fight.

Simon Gagne broke the shutout with 2:14 remaining in the third period on the power play with a deflection on Richards' pass.

Quotes:
Ted Nolan:
"We mixed the lines up tonight to get better results and it worked. Simon played exceptionally well with Yashin, while Park got a big goal for us playing with Bates and Asham. Overall, all the lines played well tonight."

Alexei Yashin: "Blakey made two great passes on my goals. Hopefully, we can continue to play well together the rest of the season."

Rick DiPietro: "Despite struggling lately, the Flyers have a strong offense. They were putting a lot of pressure on us, but our defensemen did a great job of clearing the front of the net and limiting their time in the zone."


Five Stars of the Game:
1. Alexei Yashin: Two goals for the team's leading point-getter
2. Rick DiPietro: Stopped 32 of 33 shots
3. Jason Blake: Two assists
4. Arron Asham: Tallied an assist and participated in his second fight of the season
5. Richard Park: Scored his second goal of the season

Stat of the Game: The Flyers had 12 giveaways to the Islanders' six.

Slapshots: It's the 51st time Alexei Yashin has scored two goals in a game¦The Islanders have won their last three road games¦It was the first game this season the Islanders engaged in two fights (Arron Asham and Brendan Witt).


ISLANDERS
Goaltenders

39 Rick DiPietro
1   Mike Dunham

Defensemen
3   Tom Poti - 8 Bruno Gervais
32 Brendan Witt - 24 Radek Martinek
77 Alexei Zhitnik - 6   Sean Hill

Forwards
12 Chris Simon - 79 Alexei Yashin - 55 Jason Blake
11 Andy Hilbert - 18 Mike Sillinger - 81 Miroslav Satan
7   Trent Hunter - 16 Mike York - 25 Viktor Kozlov
45 Arron Asham - 17 Shawn Bates - 10 Richard Park

 

PHILADELPHIA
Goaltenders

30 Antero Niittymaki
42 Robert Esche

Defensemen
44 Joni Pitkanen - 3   Mike Rathje
2   Derian Hatcher - 34 Freddy Meyer
6   Randy Jones - 23 Denis Gauthier

Forwards
12 Simon Gagne - 21 Peter Forsberg - 20 R.J. Umberger
19 Kyle Calder - 14 Mark Cullen - 22 Mike Knuble
55 Ben Eager - 18 Mike Richards - 24 Sami Kapanen
8   Geoff Sanderson - 93 Petr Nedved - 40 Eric Meloche

 

 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 55 32 17 6 153 127 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
5 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
6 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
7 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 CAR 55 24 21 10 131 143 58
11 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
12 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
15 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 50 20 23 -2 43
K. Okposo 51 15 28 -9 43
F. Nielsen 53 15 19 -1 34
B. Nelson 53 20 11 -1 31
M. Grabovski 53 9 16 3 25
A. Lee 53 9 15 0 24
J. Bailey 52 9 15 4 24
N. Leddy 53 3 21 -7 24
R. Strome 42 6 15 -4 21
C. Cizikas 53 5 12 5 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 13 11 4 .918 2.27
T. Greiss 15 6 2 .929 2.24
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