December 18, 1986 --The Flyers led 3-0 at the 6:04 mark and Dave Poulin (3-1-4) and Tim Kerr (3-0-3) each recorded hat tricks in the Flyers' 9-4 home win. Poulin, Mark Howe and Brad McCrimmon, who scored in the opening minute of the second period to make it 5-2, all were a +5. Billy Smith (9 saves, 15 shots) was replaced at the 25:24 mark by Kelly Hrudey (7/10). NY outshot Philly 38-24 including 30-13 over the last two periods; however, the Flyers out-scored the Islanders 5-2 in that time. Ron Hextall made 34 saves and picked up 16 PIMs in the third period. Dave Brown, who had 24 PIMs, fought Brian Curren in the first period and then was ejected in the third period for a stick-swinging incident with Duane Sutter which gave NY a PP. During that Flyers' kill, Poulin completed his hat trick with a SHG. After the game, Poulin who had earlier argued with referee Ron Fournier, said "All we are looking for is consistency from the officials. We were frustrated tonight." NY was 3-for-6 on PPs.
Flyers-Islanders' Series Recap 2010-2011:
October 30, 2010 -- Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves and Jeff Carter (2-1-3) and Chris Pronger (2-0-2) each scored twice as the Flyers dominated NY 6-1 in Philadelphia. Kimmo Timonen (1-2-3) added three points. The Flyers entered the game as the only team not to have a goal from defensemen, they finished with three. The game included 120 PIMs (73 for NY) and 27 penalties (16 for NY) and included an eventual three-game suspension to Daniel Briere for his high stick against Frans Nielsen. The Flyers led 2-0 after one period and extended the margin to four goals. Then, Trent Hunter was ejected (5-minute major) for boarding Andrej Meszaros and 24 seconds later Neilsen scored on a penalty shot to make it 4-1; however, 1:12 later, Pronger's PPG made it 5-1. Among the highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXd-PdLtMsU . Dan Carcillo-Zenon Konopka ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPf5gfU9PIg ) and late-game scrum ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymh_CrQyvR4 ).
November 6, 2010 --Andreas Nodl snapped a tie with 5:25 left and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 31 shots in Philly's 2-1 win at NY. The Flyers won for the sixth straight time while NY dropped a seventh consecutive game. Mike Richards (1-1-2) had two points. The Flyers had 26 blocked shots to NY's nine. Frans Nielsen was 12-for-12 in faceoffs and NY won 37 of 54 draws. Highlights --http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFKM1UEyR4E
December 5, 2010--Third period goals by Andreas Nodl and Danny Briere rallied the Flyers to a 3-2 win at NY in front of 7,773. With 8:16 left in regulation, Nodl score the first PPG of his career and it came when the Flyers were in a 2-for-44 slump. Briere netted the GWG with 5:44 to play. Sergei Bobrovsky made 28 saves. Jon Sim and Frans Nielsen scored within 36 earlier in the third period to give NY a 2-1 lead. Matt Carle scored in the first period. The score remained 1-0 through two periods. Andrej Meszaros had two assists. It was the Flyers 18th win in the last 19 games in this series. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziZIlCqQ-nk
February 24, 2011 --Andrej Meszaros scored with 1:18 left in OT to give Philly a 4-3 home win. Sergei Bobrovsky made 32 saves. Matt Martin's (2-0-2) second goal of the third period period came with 27.2 seconds remaining. Martin's first goal got NY within 3-2. Jeff Carter (1-1-2) gave Philly a 3-1 lead in the third period. Al Montoya made 39 saves. Philly held a 43-35 shots advantage. It was the Flyers' 19th win in the last 20 games played in this series. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm2o0qrTWFE
March 26, 2011 -- James van Riemsdyk (3-0-3) scored his first NHL hat trick and Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 win at NY. JVR scored the Flyers' last three goals after Jeff Carter made it 1-0. Off the opening faceoff, Dan Carcillo and Micheal Haley fought then Sean O'Donnell and Zenon Konopka battled at the 0:21 mark. The Flyers tied a team record with a 24th road win and also reached 100 points, in 74 games, the fastest achieving that feat since 1985-86. The Flyers won for the 20th time in the last 21 games played in this series. JVR's hat trick ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rulo2QhkDg ). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1OFJydf4rQ
April 9, 2011 -- The Flyers clinched their first Division title since the 2003-04 season with a 7-4 win in the season finale. The victory enabled the Flyers to secure the number 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. The Flyers swept the Islanders (6-0-0), won for the 13th straight time at home in this series and also for the 21st time in the last 22 regular season matches against NY. Andrej Meszaros (2-2-4), Scott Hartnell (2-0-2) and Brian Boucher (25 saves, 26 shots), who replaced Sergei Bobrovsky (7 saves, 10 shots) after the first period, were chosen the top three stars. Danny Briere (1-2-3) had three points as did NY's John Tavares (1-2-3). The Flyers led 2-0 47 seconds into the game but the game was tied 3-3 at the 12:05 mark. NY took a 4-3 in the opening minute of the second period but the Flyers led 5-4 entering the final period. The seven goals tied the 1982 mark for most scored in the team's regular season finale. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAVSzbOPxQU
Flyers-Islanders' Series Schedule 2011-2012:
November 23, 2011 -- Danny Briere (2-0-2) scored the tying and winning goals in the Flyers' 4-3 OT win at NY. The Flyers led 1-0 18 seconds into the game but NY evened the score 19 seconds later. That goal ended NY's scoring drought at 142:22. At the 0:37 mark, it was the quickest 1-1 tie in Flyers' history breaking the prior mark of 58 seconds at Atlanta in 1980. NY led 3-1 after one period and the Flyers switched goalies from Ilya Bryzgalov (6 saves, 9 shots) to Sergei Bobrovsky who was perfect (23 saves, 23 shots). Briere, Scott Hartnell (1-1-2) and Braydon Coburn (0-2-2) all had two points. Rick DiPietro made 29 saves and chosen first and third stars Kyle Okposo (2-1-3) and Michael Grabner (1-2-3) both had three points for NY. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF7-wBi6Spw
January 12, 2012 -- Sergei Bobrovsky improved to 7-0 lifetime against NY as he stopped 33 shots and Scott Hartnell, Wayne Simmonds and Sean Couturier scored in the Flyers' 3-2 win at NY. Among Bobrovsky's saves were on a penalty shot by Michael Grabner 2:49 into the game and a terrific glove save on the same player late in the second period. The Flyers led 2-0 through two periods, surrendered a goal 22 seconds into the third but secured the win on Couturier's goal with 90 seconds remaining to make it 3-1. NY held a 35-22 shots advantage. It was the Flyers' 23rd win in the last 24 games in this series and 12th win in the last 13 at NY. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w7e50joFrY
January 19, 2012 -- Evgeni Nabokov made 40 saves in NY's 4-1 win at Philly. It was NY's second win in the last 25 games against the Flyers and also snapped a 13-game losing streak at Philly. Matt Moulson broke a scoreless tie 28 seconds into the opening period and Josh Bailey's SHG made it 2-0. Claude Giroux fought Dylan Reese ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZG7TwZoMgo ). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q25AnSYP0hA .
February 7, 2012 -- Evgeni Nabokov recorded his 52nd career shutout in NY's 1-0 win in Philly which was decided after a 2-0 shootout advantage. Nabokov made 45 saves (plus 2-for-2 in the shootout), the second highest save total against the Flyers in a shutout and most since Dave Dryden had 48 for Chicago in 1969. Frans Nielsen and John Tavares each scored against Ilya Bryzgalov who made 18 saves and was credited with his 25th career shutout.