Postgame notebook - Islanders 4, Flyers 1

Notes and quotes from the Islanders after their second straight road win

Friday, 01.20.2012 / 12:15 AM ET / News
By Katrina Doell
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Postgame notebook - Islanders 4, Flyers 1

-Snapping a 13-game losing streak in the City of Brotherly Love following a shut out of the Caps made for an electric locker room.  It was the first time since April 7, 2007 that the Islanders won in Philadelphia.

The team was joined on the road by their Dad’s and mentors for their annual trip. The fathers and mentors were elated by the win and all spoke of how great the trip was. Maybe they felt like good luck charms for the guys…Check out the behind the scenes coverage on Skates on a Plane.

- John Tavares extended his point streak to 11 games, assisting on Matt Moulson’s second period goal. Josh Bailey scored his 100th career point on a shorthanded goal that held up as the game winner.

-One of the most unexpected moments of the night came when Dylan Reese and Claude Giroux dropped the gloves in the second period.  When asked about the surprising scrap, Reese acknowledged that neither him nor Giroux were fighters.

Reese said of the altercation: “He gave me a good whack there, I thought it should have been a penalty, but it wasn’t, so I just cross checked him back. I actually know him pretty well …when we started grappling I wasn’t sure, he said ‘wanna go’, and then he started throwing a little bit. Good fight, honest fight. Nothing wrong with it. “

-Consistency is a word that Mark Streit has used in many of his interviews since the calendar flipped to 2012. With the exception of the first period against Nashville on Jan. 16, the Islanders have been consistently pressuring opponents in the offensive zone, playing solid defense, and playing well on special teams. Streit summarized it this way:

“In the beginning of the year, we spent a lot of time in our own end. It’s always tough to play hockey when you’re chasing the opponent. We had too many turnovers in our game and that resulted in defensive zone time. Now we play in their end. We have a lot of skill up front, they can cycle the puck and we create scoring chances. We break other teams down. I thought that the forwards are going a great job of getting the pucks deep and forechecking them, and defensively we’ve played well, as well. The special teams, have played well too, and that’s the key to success.”

-Evgeni Nabokov won his 302nd game and had a shutout streak lasted 133:30.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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