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Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Islanders Pick & Prediction APR 8TH 2021

FinishedTV: NBCSP | MSGNassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale

21Philadelphia Flyers
22New York Islanders

5.5o -130
-1.5 +150
1 2 3 Over ShootOut
1 1 0 0 0
2 0 0 1 1

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Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Islanders Recap APR 8TH 2021

Leo Komarov scored the tie-breaking goal in the final seconds of the second period Saturday night for the New York Islanders in a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 3 of an Eastern Conference semifinal series in Toronto.

The Islanders lead the best-of-seven series two games to one. Game 4 is scheduled for Sunday night.

The Islanders scored the final three goals of the game.

Matt Martin scored the game-tying goal earlier in the second and Anders Lee added an insurance goal in the third. Goalie Semyon Varlamov made 26 saves.

Tyler Pitlick scored in the first for the Flyers. Goalie Carter Hart recorded 26 saves.

The Flyers opened the scoring late in the first. Left winger Scott Laughton shook off Komarov along the boards behind the Islanders net and passed to Pitlick, whose shot sailed through a gaggle of players in front of the ice with 5:42 left.

Mathew Barzal set up the game-tying tally when he beat Kevin Hayes to a puck along the boards in the Flyers zone and passed to Martin, whose shot from point-blank range bounced off the arm of Hart and into the net at the 7:12 mark.

Komarov scored the game-winner in the waning seconds of the period thanks to Derick Brassard, who first grabbed a loose puck out of the air at the blue line and fired a shot that Hart deflected. Brassard then battled for the loose puck with Flyers defenseman Matt Niskanen and managed to fire the puck toward the crease as he fell over. The puck ticked off the skate of Komarov, who corralled it and beat Hart with a shot that the goalie was able to slow but not stop with 5.1 seconds left.

Lee put the Islanders up by two with a power play goal 3:41 into the third. He was stationed in front of Hart, took a pass from Jordan Eberle and back-handed a shot past Hart's stick and off the post.

Hart was pulled to give the Flyers a 6-on-4 chance after Lee drew a penalty for playing without a helmet with 4:10 left, but Philadelphia could get no closer despite firing four shots at Varlamov over the next two minutes.

--Field Level Media

Brock Nelson scored the only goal of the shootout in the fifth round and Ilya Sorokin made five saves in the shootout as the New York Islanders edged the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2, Thursday night at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.

The Islanders moved two points ahead of Washington into first place in the East Division.

After Jordan Eberle, Anthony Beauvillier, Mathew Barzal and Josh Bailey were unable to score, Nelson sent a wrist shot went over goaltender Carter Hart's stick and off the right post.

Sorokin made Nelson's goal stand up when he made a right pad save on Joel Farabee. Sorokin also stopped Sean Couturier, Nolan Patrick, Claude Giroux and Travis Konecny in the first four rounds.

Nelson's and Sorokin's performance in the shootout occurred after the Islanders were unable to score on a power play in the final 1:58 of overtime.

The Islanders held a 2-0 lead 7:13 into the game when Nelson and Eberle scored 63 seconds apart.

Nicolas Aube-Kubel tallied in the first period and Jakub Voracek scored early in the second for the Flyers.

Sorokin finished with 25 saves as the Islanders won their fourth straight and improved to 17-1-2 at home.

Hart stopped 21 shots for the Flyers, who are 7-11-3 in their past 21 games.

Nelson got his 15th goal when he parked himself in the right circle and one-timed a pass from defenseman Ryan Pulock over a sprawling Hart.

About a minute later, Barzal pried the puck loose from Ivan Provorov along the right-wing boards and the puck went to Leo Komarov, who went behind the net, and found Eberle alone in the high slot.

Later in the period, a little over a minute after New York had a five-minute power play expire, the Flyers made it a one-goal game on a fluky goal by Aube-Kubel, whose wrist shot from the right circle hit the end of Sorokin's stick, then deflected off the stick and into the net.

Voracek forged a 2-2 tie when he finished off a 2-on-1 with Giroux by lifting a wrist shot from above the right circle over Sorokin's stick at 3:22 of the second.

--Field Level Media

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  • Boston W 2 - 3
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  • Boston L 4 - 2
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  • @Philadelphia W 1 - 0
  • @Boston L 0 - 3
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  • NY Rangers L 4 - 1
  • Philadelphia W 2 - 3
  • Washington W 0 - 1
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Last Meetings

  • Islanders @ Flyers 1-0
  • Flyers @ Islanders 2-3
  • Flyers @ Islanders 2-3
  • Islanders @ Flyers 2-1
  • Flyers @ Islanders 1-6
  • Flyers @ Islanders 4-3
  • Islanders @ Flyers 3-4
  • Islanders @ Flyers 2-3
  • Islanders @ Flyers 4-0
  • Flyers @ Islanders 5-4

Eastern Conference

Florida Panthers3012363 16-0-414-0-8152126L16-0-3
Tampa Bay Lightning3014161 17-0-613-0-8153121L15-0-5
Toronto Maple Leafs2812561 14-0-714-0-5147120L46-0-2
Boston Bruins2612456 14-0-612-0-6127110L27-0-2
Montreal Canadiens1915644 10-0-109-0-5126123L23-0-7
Detroit Red Wings1625537 10-0-106-0-15107153L34-0-4
Ottawa Senators1626335 9-0-107-0-16126166L14-0-6
Buffalo Sabres1227428 5-0-157-0-12111156L15-0-4

Western Conference

Colorado Avalanche309363 18-0-412-0-5154101L19-0-1
Minnesota Wild2813258 17-0-411-0-9137117L27-0-2
Winnipeg Jets2715155 11-0-716-0-8144120L16-0-3
Nashville Predators2521151 14-0-911-0-12126132L26-0-4
Chicago Blackhawks2120345 11-0-810-0-12129144L15-0-5
Dallas Stars1914644 12-0-67-0-8130113L26-0-2
St. Louis Blues1918442 7-0-1012-0-8124135L23-0-6

Eastern Conference

Carolina Hurricanes3010363 16-0-314-0-7146108L16-0-2
Washington Capitals2913260 14-0-615-0-7163141L16-0-4
New York Islanders2913361 19-0-210-0-11133106L27-0-3
Pittsburgh Penguins2914260 17-0-312-0-11159132L16-0-3
New York Rangers2317450 11-0-712-0-10152124L16-0-2
Philadelphia Flyers2018343 9-0-1011-0-8128162L23-0-4
Columbus Blue Jackets1524636 8-0-87-0-16117163L71-0-8
New Jersey Devils1425230 4-0-1710-0-8115157L71-0-9

Western Conference

Vegas Golden Knights3211064 17-0-415-0-7150100L18-0-2
Edmonton Oilers2715256 14-0-813-0-7141121L16-0-2
Arizona Coyotes2021343 11-0-99-0-12123146L14-0-6
Calgary Flames1923240 10-0-109-0-13118133L24-0-6
San Jose Sharks1822238 8-0-1010-0-12120152L63-0-6
Vancouver Canucks1718236 10-0-97-0-9103122L36-0-3
Los Angeles Kings1620537 7-0-99-0-11114127L23-0-7
Anaheim Ducks1425533 5-0-169-0-9103147L23-0-6

Last Injuries

New York Islanders

  • Cal Clutterbuck

    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Clutterbuck has missed the last three games with an undisclosed issue, and it is uncertain if he will be available Thursday versus the Capitals.

  • Josh Bailey

    Prob Tues | probable

    Bailey has missed the previous two contests with an undisclosed injury, but it is likely that he will be active Tuesday versus the Rangers.

  • Michael Dal Colle

    Lower Body
    Late April | I-R

    Dal Colle is on the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury, and he is not expected to return until the latter part of April.

  • Ross Johnston

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Johnston has been shuttled to the injured reserve list with an undetermined injury, and he will miss an extended period.

Philadelphia Flyers

  • Michael Raffl

    Out indefinitely | out

    Raffl is out of the lineup with an undefined ailment, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.

  • Tanner Laczynski

    Lower Body
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Laczynski has sat out the previous two games due to a lower-body injury, and it has yet to be established if he will be available against the Rangers on Thursday.

  • Nolan Patrick

    Prob Thurs | probable

    Patrick has missed the last two contests due to an undisclosed injury, but he is expected to dress for Thursday's tilt with the Rangers.

  • Carter Hart

    Lower Body
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Hart sat out the last contest with a lower-body injury, and it is uncertain if he will lace up against the Rangers on Thursday.

  • Erik Gustafsson

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Gustafsson has been posted to the COVID-19 protocol list, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.

  • Jackson Cates

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Cates has been posted to the COVID-19 protocol list, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.

  • Isaac Ratcliffe

    Late April | I-R

    Ratcliffe has wound up on the injured reserve list with a fractured rib, and he is not expected to return until the end of April.