The New York Islanders (18-21-6) snapped a 13-game winless drought in Philadelphia skating to a 4-1 decision over the Flyers (27-14-4) in hockey action on Thursday. New York was able to capture two tough victories against both Philly and the Caps in this mini road trip, as the team has captured three of their last four.
Matt Moulson (22) extended his point streak to 10, by opening up the offense for the Isles on a wicked snap shot 28 seconds into the second period of play. Josh Bailey (4) tallied a short-handed backhander at the 12:58 mark for the 2-0 New York lead.
For Bailey that goal was also the 100th point in the young career of the Islanders center, as Josh streaked down the center of the ice to reach the milestone on a breakaway opportunity. Mark Streit (3) and Michael Grabner (14) both scored with a goal sandwiched in by Matt Read by the Flyers at the 10:48 mark, snapping the shutout streak pitched by keeper Evgeni Nabokov.
Nabokov made 40 saves for the Islanders, as the cager has improved to a .912 save percentage and 2.50 goals against average.
The Isles will return home on Saturday to host the Carolina Hurricanes. The game between New York and Carolina is slated to air on the MSG Plus network with face-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m. That will also be the final day of the One Warm Coat drive, so fans who bring an unused jacket to the Coliseum on Saturday will receive a ticket voucher for an upcoming game.
Written on January 20, 2012