National Hockey League
Philadelphia at NY Islanders
When: 7:30 PM ET, Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

The Philadelphia Flyers have a chance to post back-to-back victories for the first time in more than a month when they visit the New York Islanders on Wednesday night. Philadelphia squeezed out a 3-2 overtime victory against the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday to halt a six-game home losing streak.

Monday's win was only the third overall in the past 14 games (3-7-4) for the Flyers, who have not scored more than three goals since Oct. 21. "In order to get back in the playoff picture, you've got to start putting some streaks together," Philadelphia goaltender Steve Mason told reporters. The Islanders will hope for better luck against the league's lowest-scoring team after they were unable to handle one of the NHL's top offenses. New York dropped both ends of a home-and-home to Atlantic Division-leading Montreal, allowing nine goals in the two losses.

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network, TCN Philadelphia

ABOUT THE FLYERS (7-9-5): Forward Jakub Voracek, coming off a career-best 81-point campaign, was demoted to the third line after scoring one goal through 20 games and responded with a pair of assists in the victory over Carolina. “I think we had quality chances, that's why the chances went in," Voracek told reporters. "I don't think in Ottawa we had a lot of shots on net but those shots weren't as dangerous as they were (against Carolina)." Captain Claude Giroux had a goal and two assists Monday to give him 10 points in the last nine games.

ABOUT THE ISLANDERS (10-8-3): New York coach Jack Capuano wants to see improvement from his special teams after the Islanders converted on only 2-of-33 chances on the power play this month and went 0-for-8 versus the Canadiens. "Special teams can turn games at crucial times," forward Brock Nelson told reporters. "You saw that last game. We had a power play in a 2-2 game and didn't score and gave up a power-play goal." New York has also struggled on the penalty kill, surrendering six power-play tallies over the past five games.


1. New York is 2-0-2 against the Metropolitan after posting a 21-6-3 record in division play last season.

2. The Flyers are 27-3-1 when Giroux notches at least three points.

3. Philadelphia halted a four-game losing streak in the series with a 5-4 win over the Islanders on April 7.

PREDICTION: Islanders 4, Flyers 2
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div
Philadelphia 7-9-4-1 W1 4-4-2-1 3-5-2-0 0-0-0-0 7-9-4-1 3-2-0-0
NY Islanders 10-8-2-1 L2 6-4-2-0 4-4-0-1 1-1-0-1 9-7-2-0 2-0-1-1
Last Meeting
Philadelphia NY Islanders
Date Away Home Shots Saves PP Shots Saves PP
4/7/15 NYI 4 PHI 5 27 36 1-3 40 22 1-5
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Total Points Player  
Philadelphia M. Streit 3
NY Islanders J. Tavares 3
Goals Player  
Philadelphia C. Giroux 2
NY Islanders A. Lee 2
Assists Player  
Philadelphia M. Streit 3
NY Islanders J. Tavares 2
Saves Player  
Philadelphia S. Mason 36
NY Islanders J. Halak 22
Total Points Player  
Philadelphia C. Giroux 19
NY Islanders J. Tavares 22
Goals Player  
Philadelphia B. Schenn 9
NY Islanders J. Tavares 11
Assists Player  
Philadelphia C. Giroux 12
NY Islanders K. Okposo 14
Saves Player  
Philadelphia S. Mason 441
NY Islanders T. Greiss 313
Quickchart Matchup
Philadelphia Off vs  NY Islanders Def
1.76 GF
2.48 GA
30.6 Shots
29.1 Shots
10 PP
12 PK
NY Islanders Off vs  Philadelphia Def
2.81 GF
2.81 GA
29.7 Shots
33 Shots
10 PP
16 PK