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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 / 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 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 64 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 64 14 27 22 41
B. Nelson 64 17 19 7 36
F. Nielsen 64 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 58 20 13 13 33
J. Bailey 52 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 54 7 23 16 30
N. Leddy 64 8 18 15 26
T. Hamonic 54 4 21 15 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 0 .911 2.46
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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