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East Meadow, NY–With the Mathew Barzal contract extension stealing all the attention, the New York Islanders do have a preseason hockey game tonight in Philadelphia against the Flyers at 7 PM.

The New York Islanders started their preseason losses with back-to-back 4-1 defeats to the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils, but they won their last contest Sunday night, a 2-1 win over Philadelphia.

“We’re building for sure. I think the other night you saw [we were] more connected throughout all three zones,” New York Islanders captain Anders Lee said following morning skate. “A little bit more on top of it, guys working five on five. We created a lot of turnovers. Not a ton of chances the other night, but I think structurally, we were in a much better spot while then we were there last week.”

FORWARD LINES: 

Lee-Nelson-Beauvillier
Bellows-Pageau-Bailey
Johnston-Koivula-Soshnikov
Martin-Cizikas-Bardreau

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS: 

Pelech-Pulock
Romanov-Dobson
Aho-LaDue
Hutton

GOALTENDERS:

Sorokin
Schneider

READ MORE: Mathew Barzal Shares Reasons for Long-Term Extension With Islanders

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS LINES:

Sam Carchidi of Philadelphia Hockey Now shared this morning that goaltender Carter Hart remains unavailable. The plan was for him to make his preseason debut tonight for the Flyers, but that will not happen.

This is the Flyers final preseason game.

PERSONNEL UPDATES:

Following Tuesday’s morning skate, New York Islanders head coach Lane Lambert shared Oliver Wahlstrom, and Scott Mayfield were unavailable today. Cal Clutterbuck has not skated the last few days and will be re-evaluated on Wednesday.

Isaiah George and Ruslan Ishakhov did not skate and there is no update on their status.

HOW TO WATCH:

The game is not being televised tonight. The Islanders will be playing the Flyers game stream on their website. The game is available in Philadelphia on NBCSP and ESPN+. MSG lifts the blackout restriction, as they did for the New Jersey Devils matchup with the Montreal Canadiens last week. The Islanders had to have the blackout restriction lifted in order to stream the game back on Sunday. 

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