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Islanders Beat Flyers 2-1 in Horvat Debut For 3rd Straight Win



New York Islanders, Mathew Barzal

PHILADELPHIA — The New York Islanders were victorious in Bo Horvat’s debut as they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1.

The Islanders are now 26-22-5 and are tied with the Pittsburgh Penguins (four games in hand), who hold down the second wild-card spot.


Josh Bailey-Bo Horvat-Mathew Barzal
Anders Lee-Brock Nelson-Kyle Palmieri
Zach Parise-Jean-Gabriel Pageau-Simon Holmstrom
Matt Martin-Casey Cizikas-Hudson Fasching

Adam Pelech-Ryan Pulock
Alexander Romanov-Scott Mayfield
Sebastian Aho-Noah Dobson

Semyon Varlamov
Ilya Sorokin


Kyle Palmieri gave the New York Islanders a 1-0 lead 17:07 of the first period as he sniped Philadelphia Flyers netminder Carter Hart glove side for his seven of the season while on the power play. Josh Bailey and Sebastian Aho were credited with the assists.

Mathew Barzal scored his 13th goal of the season to give the Islanders a 2-0 lead 8:18 of the second period as he tapped home a sweet feed from Noah Dobson. Brock Nelson was credited with the secondary assist.

The Flyers got one back as Nic Deslauriers deflected a Tony DeAngelo point shot for his third of the season at 10:39 of the first period. Nick Seeler was credited with the secondary assist.

Horvat Strong in Islanders Debut

Bo Horvat had a crazy week since being traded to the New York Islanders a week ago, and he continued to say that he just wanted to get on the ice and get playing.

On Monday night, he made his Islanders debut, alongside Mathew Barzal and Josh Bailey.

In 19:08 minutes, Horvat had four shots on six attempts, with two blocks, and won seven of 13 draws.

As a line, they outshot the Flyers 11-5, with seven scoring chances.

Islanders Snap Power Play Slump

The New York Islanders entered the contest 31st in the NHL at 15.5 percent, 0 for their last 25 and just three for their last 64.

After not scoring on their first opportunity of the night, Josh Bailey carried the puck into the Flyer zone and found Kyle Palmieri cutting through the left circle.

Palmieri did the rest.

That was Palmieri’s first goal since he scored against the Nashville Predators on Nov. 17, as he missed

With the goal, Palmieri extended his point streak to five games, with one goal and five primary assists.

Dobson’s Silky Pass Leads to Career Point 100

New York Islanders defenseman Noah Dobson was a game-time decision for Monday night’s game as he had missed the last four games with a lower-body injury. But he skated against the Flyers and came through in the second period.

After receiving a pass from Brock Nelson in the slot, instead of shooting with a prime lane, he no-look passed the puck to Mathew Barzal for an easy tap-in.

That assist was Dobson’s 100th career NHL point, with 27 goals and 73 assists.

Next Up: The New York Islanders host the Seattle Kraken Tuesday night at UBS Arena. Puck drop is slated for 7:30 PM.


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