Live Updates - Islanders at Flyers
Running feed of Saturday's game between the New York Islanders and the Philadelphia Flyers.
Saturday, 01.18.2014 / 6:30 PM / News
New York Islanders
New York Islanders at Philadelphia Flyers
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PANote: Page will automatically refresh every 60 seconds.
6:00 - No change in the score. Isles outshooting Flyers 27-22 in the game, but have no shots in the third period.
7:16 - PHI goal. The Flyers pour on the pressure in the Isles zone and it ends with Jakub Voracek tying the game. Assists to Claude Giroux and Kimmo Timonen. 4-4 game.
8:19 - NYI PP (Andrej Meszaros - Two Minutes Delay of Game) Isles PP 0-2
14:36 - Crunch time in Philadelphia. Game tied 4-4 with 5:24 to play in regulation.
15:45 PHI goal. Michael Raffl puts the Flyers ahead late in the third period. Islanders lead 5-4.
1:13 - Donovan steps out of the box. Teams are back to five-on-five.
3:45 - PHI goal. Adam Hall tips a Mart Streit point shot through traffic and past Poulin. Call was reviewed and called a goal. Flyers take a 3-2 lead.
4:04 - Isles' Matt Martin, Flyers' Steve Downie and Rosehill all get roughing minors. The extra guy for the Flyers puts the Isles on their first PP of the game.
6:04 - Downie goes free. Isles PP is 0-for-1 tonight.
7:00 - Colin McDonald and Michael Grabner can't convert on the two-on-one. Mason makes a big save on Grabner. looks like he is finding a groove.
7:57 - John Tavares finds the back of the net, but the goal is called back on goaltender interference. Tavares and co. not happy with the call.
9:00 - NYI PP (Braydon Coburn - Two Minutes Slashing) Isles PP 0-for-1 tonight.
11:05 - NYI GOAL! Brock Nelson tips home a Calvin de Haan point shot the and Islanders have tied the game up at three. 3-3 game.
14:00 - NYI GOAL! Brian Strait rips a laser past Mason and his night is done. Ray Emery is now in for the Flyers.
END OF 2ND PERIOD: Islanders lead 4-3. Shots are 27-18 Islanders.
0:55 - Matt Donovan drops to his stomach and breaks up a two-on-one with his stick.
5:16 - Poulin steers a save into the stands. No score. Shots are tied 2-2.
7:43 - NYI GOAL! John Tavares opens the scoring, burying a goal-line feed from Thomas Vanek! Kyle Okposo picks up the second assist on Tavares' 22nd. Islanders up 1-0.
11:11 - Michael keeps and shoots on a three-on-one. He bulges the twine, but it's the wrong one, as the shot goes high and over the glass.
11:36 - PHI PP (Eric Boulton - Two Minutes Tripping) Isles head to their first PK.
11:54 - NYI SH GOAL! Cal Clutterbuck scores his third shorthanded goal of the season! Frans Nielsen threads the needle through several backchecking Flyers and Islanders are up 2-0!
13:36 - Boulton serves his time and the teams are back to even strength.
14:43 - PHI goal. Andrej Meszaros scores on a sharp-angle shot and the Flyers have cut the Isles lead to one. Islanders lead 2-1.
15:24 - Boulton drops the gloves with Jay Rosehill by the Flyers blueline. Both guys trade mammoth shots and get fighting majors.
18:38 - PHI goal. Meszaros fakes a slap shot, skates in and wrists his second goal of the night top corner on Poulin. Flyers tie it up. 2-2 game.
19:13 - PHI PP (Matt Donovan - Two Minutes High-Sticking) Isles PK 1-for-1 tonight.
END OF 1ST PERIOD: Game tied 2-2. Shots are 12-8 Islanders.
Isles Starters: Bailey-Nielsen-Clutterbuck, Strait-MacDonald, Poulin.
Flyers Starters: Raffl-Giroux-Voracek, Streit-Grossmann, Mason.
26 Thomas Vanek - 91 John Tavares - 21 Kyle Okposo
12 Josh Bailey - 51 Frans Nielsen - 15 Cal Clutterbuck
40 Michael Grabner - 29 Brock Nelson - 13 Colin McDonald
36 Eric Boulton - 53 Casey Cizikas - 17 Matt Martin
37 Brian Strait - 47 Andrew MacDonald
44 Calvin de Haan - 46 Matt Donovan
14 Thomas Hickey - 7 Matt Carkner
60 Kevin Poulin
45 Anders Nilsson
12 Michael Raffl - 28 Claude Giroux - 93 Jakub Voracek
19 Scott Hartnell - 10 Brayden Schenn - 17 Wayne Simmonds
24 Matt Read - 14 Sean Couturier - 40 Vincent Lecavalier
9 Steve Downie - 18 Adam Hall - 37 Jay Rosehill
44 Kimmo Timonen - 5 Braydon Coburn
32 Mark Streit - 8 Nicklas Grossmann
22 Luke Schenn - 41 Andrej Meszaros
35 Steve Mason
29 Ray Emery
The Islanders traded in the Florida sun for some Pennsylvania cold, as they wrap up their six-game road trip tonight in Philadelphia.
The Islanders are coming in hot, having won eight-of-10, and four-of-five on their current road trip. They look to beat the Flyers for the first time this season and make up some ground on their Metropolitan-division rival.
Lineup Notes/Changes: Poulin in goal. Boulton is in for Regin at forward. Carkner is in for Martinek at defense. #Isles
Poulin Starts: Head coach Jack Capuano is sticking with his hot goaltender, as Poulin gets his sixth start in a row. The 23-year-old has won six of his last seven contests and allowed two goals or fewer in four of them.
Boulton In: Eric Boulton draws back into the lineup tonight in place of Peter Regin. The Islanders enforcer scored one of his two goals this season at Wells Fargo Center.
From the Coach: You’re at the end of the trip. You’re going home, it’s the last game. This game and the first one back at home are usually the toughest for a team. Mentally you have to be focused and ready for that challenge. This is a crucial stretch for our hockey team obviously with the points and the divisional play. We have to be ready to play against a really good team.
Flyers: After a bumpy 1-7 start to the season, the Flyers have roared back with a 23-12-5 in their last 40 games to claim second place in the Metropolitan Division. The Flyers had been dynamite at home, winning 10 straight at Wells Fargo Center, until a pair of losses in their last two home games. Overall, the Flyers are 1-2-1 in their last four. As good as they’ve been this season, the Islanders enter the game as the hotter team.
Team Leaders: Claude Giroux (13-29-42) and Wayne Simmonds (16-19-35) lead the Flyers in points. Mark Streit leads all Flyers defensemen with 21 points (6-15-21) in 48 games. Vincent Lecavalier (3-1-4) and Giroux (1-3-4) each have four points in two games vs. the Isles this season.
Capuano on the Flyers: This is a good team, they have four lines, they are deep on defense and they have solid goaltending. They have D that activate and they are playing good hockey right now. We’ve had some ups and downs in this building against this hockey club.