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Rapid Recap: Islanders Fly High Against Philadelphia, Win 5-2 For Fourth Straight

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ELMONT, NY–The New York Islanders defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 as they scored three unanswered in the third period. The Islanders take both of their back-to-backs and notch their fourth straight victory.

The Islanders are now 15-8-0.

LINES:

Simon Holmstrom-Mat Barzal-Oliver Wahlstrom
Anders Lee-Brock Nelson-Anthony Beauvillier
Zach Parise-Jean-Gabriel Pageau-Josh Bailey
Matt Martin-Casey Cizikas-Cal Clutterbuck

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

Ilya Sorokin
Semyon Varlamov

SCORING

Adam Pelech gave the New York Islanders a 1-0 lead at 4:33 of the first as he buried his third of the season. Philadelphia Flyers netminder Felix Sandstrom failed to control a rebound, and the Islanders found Pelech, the open guy, for a strong look in the slot. Anthony Beauvillier and Brock Nelson were credited with the assists.

Lukas Sedlack tied the game at 15:27 of the first as he finished off a strong pass from Kevin Hayes for his second of the season. Hayes and Ivan Provorov were credited with the assists.

Joel Farabee gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead at 9:28 of the second period as he put home a rebound off a Hayes shot. Hayes and Sedlak were credited with the assists.

Zach Parise tied the contest at two at 16:38 of the second as he scored on the power play for his sixth goal of the season. He finished off a Ryan Pulock pass as he made a move before sliding the puck past Sandstrom. Pulock was credited with the lone assist.

Brock Nelson scored his team-leading 11th goal of the season as he beat Sandstrom from inside the left circle at 2:57 of the third period. Pulock with the lone assist on the goal.

Twenty-two seconds later, Pulock found Anthony Beauvillier in the slot for his fifth goal of the season at 3::19 of the third period.

Parise scored his second of the game as he sniped Sandstrom short side for his second power-play goal of the game at 11:57 of the third period. Josh Bailey and Pulock were credited with the assists.

SPLIT FIRST PERIOD

After a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Friday night, the New York Islanders came out firing against the Flyers. They dominated pace of play, had scoring chances early, and took a 1-0 lead less than five minutes into the contest. After a few more strong minutes, the Islanders got away from their game. They started trying to make the cute play and did not record a shot in the final 10:29 of the first.

The Flyers evened the score without around 4:30 to play in the first, as Casey Cizikas lost Lukas Sedlak.

It was not a strong finish, to say the least.

PARISE DRAWS AND SCORES

At 14:42 of the second period, Zach Parise tried to finish off a Jean-Gabriel Pageau pass but was stopped by Sandstrom. Then Ivan Provorov elected to cross-check Parise into the Flyers goal before hitting him again.

That earned Provorov a two-minute penalty, and despite the Islanders not putting together a strong power play, Parise came through as he received a puck from Ryan Pulock right in front of goal.

And then he celebrated.

Pulock the Passer

New York Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock is known for his booming slap shot, but on Saturday night, he did his best Mathew Barzal impression as he notched three primary assists. He made a key play on the Islanders’ tying goal late in the second period as he found Parise alone in front of the Flyers goal. On Brock Nelson’s go-ahead goal in the third, Pulock made a quick play as he crossed the Flyers blue line.

And then on Anthony Beauvillier’s goal 22 seconds later, Pulock jumped on a loose puck and quickly fed no. 18 in the slot.

But he wasn’t done just yet, as he notched the secondary assists on Zach Parise’s second of the game.

Next up: The New York Islanders are in Philadelphia to face the Flyers on Tuesday night at 7:30 PM ET.

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