The Philadelphia Flyers returned to home ice on Friday afternoon to finish off their home-and-home set with the New York Islanders. The offense came alive in the second period, but inconsistent defense and officiating resulted in yet another loss.
The Flyers managed to get another point as they fell in overtime, but are now on a seven-game losing streak.
The boys were back at home and ready to go for Black Friday.
Danick Martel got hit high and late early on.
But he isn’t afraid to stand up for himself.
He showed off his speed and grittiness to win a battle for a scoring chance.
Look at him fly.
He then made a great stretch pass to Nolan Patrick, who went in on a partial breakaway.
And he was awarded a penalty shot!
But his shot missed wide.
Travis Sanheim made a filthy move to get a shot off.
The Flyers were playing well in the period, but Matthew Barzal scored with 14 seconds left to give the Islanders a 1-0 lead.
The Flyers trailed 1-0 after one period of play.
The Flyers got things going in the second period, though.
Robert Hagg kicked the puck to Claude Giroux, who buried an absolute rocket.
Captain Claude’s cannon tied the game.
They were just getting started
Wayne Simmonds potted a rebound for his first goal in what felt like forever.
A huge monkey off his back!
But the Islanders tied it up again, temporarily.
Cal Clutterbuck’s deflection tied it at 2.
They got another past Brian Elliott from the neutral zone, but the netminder wasn’t paying as much attention due to offside.
The captain reassured his goalie.
And the Flyers got back after it.
Martel used his speed to create a scoring chance in front.
Then Voracek and Couturier powered into the zone, drawing a penalty, and fed Gostisbehere for a snipe!
A laser from Ghost.
He’s got ups!
They scored again just moments later.
Voracek got to the puck behind the net and fed Couturier in front, who chipped it home.
A great play and finish.
That’s my first line!
The Flyers led the Islanders 4-2 after two periods of play.
Travis Konecny got in on a breakaway chance, but was impeded and there was no call.
Moments later, the Islanders scored to make it a 4-3 game.
Then later in the period they tied it up. Andrew Ladd on the doorstep.
The teams headed to overtime tied at 4.
Nick Leddy won the game in overtime on a feed from Josh Ho-Sang.
The Flyers will take on the Penguins in Pittsburgh on Monday night.
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