The depth scoring was sparked, with Taylor Leier and Michael Raffl scoring their first goals of the season, as Martel didn’t look out of place. The Flyers earned a point, but ultimately fell in overtime.
Morin was jumping to get going.
Sean Couturier nearly potted an early chance, but it came inches from going in.
Michael Raffl got sent on a breakaway but his linemates….
…but he was turned away this time.
The grittiness continued, though.
Taylor Leier scored a greasy goal for his first of the season.
A gritty goal off a nice play by Travis Sanheim.
Brian Elliott snagged a sneaky shot.
Martel then got a partial breakaway chance off a steal.
But he was denied.
Sam Morin put a big hit on Jordan Eberle.
A nice hit along the boards.
Andrew Ladd gave him a little shove, but he wanted no part of the big man.
Unfortunately the Islanders tied it on a goal by Matthew Barzal.
The Flyers and Islanders were tied at 1 after one period of play.
They came out hot in the 2nd period.
Couturier sent Raffl on another breakaway, and he scored on this one.
Off of the post, Greiss, and in.
A huge sigh of relief.
His teammates were so happy for him.
Morin partially blocked a shot, causing Elliott to make a quick save.
Ivan Provorov was called for a weak penalty.
Then Sam Morin took a delay of game.
And the Islanders converted on their 5-on-3.
Elliott stacked the pads for a big stop here.
He couldn’t stop this relatively-high deflection by Josh Ho-Sang, though.
The Flyers got it back.
Great puck movement on the power play led to a goal by Jake Voracek.
A nice feed by Wayne Simmonds to Voracek to tie it.
Then attention turned back to Elliott.
He slid across to stop a two-on-one.
And another one.
The Flyers and Islanders were tied again, this time at 3, after two periods of play.
Ivan Provorov cleared a puck that was sitting in the crease, saving a dangerous chance.
It was a back-and-forth game, and Danick Martel was having a blast in his debut.
Sean Couturier got hit up high, causing him to bleed, but there was no call.
The Flyers and Islanders headed to overtime.
The Islanders made quick work of it.
John Tavares won a battle, and fed a wide open Casey Bailey, who scored on his own rebound.
Flyers lose 4-3 in overtime.
Photo by Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
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