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Isles look to keep point-streak alive in game against Flyers

The New York Islanders (21-22-8) will seek points in their five straight contest, and regain their winning ways against the Philadelphia Flyers (30-16-6) on Tuesday night hockey action.  It will not be an easy task though as the Flyers have won 26-of the last-29 meetings against the Islanders.

The Isles have been able to pick-up points in three of four points in their last two games, as the secondary scoring was the story in the 4-3 shootout loss to the Sabres last Saturday. New York will look to replicate the success they had the last time they were in Philly on Jan. 19, as Josh Bailey helped to lead the Isles to a 4-1 victory.

Bailey (one goal) and Frans Nielsen (two goals) combined to lead the offense during the Islanders loss to the Sabres in regulation.

That victory in January was the first time the Isles had defeated the Flyers in the Wells Fargo Center since April 7, 2007. The task maybe tougher this time around for the Isles, is the loss of blueliner Travis Hamonic, who will have to miss two weeks’ time after taking a puck to the face in the to the Sabres on Saturday.  The New York defenseman had played in 113 straight games, while recording 12 points.

New York is also without Milan Jurcina, due to an elbow laceration, the Isles made the call to Bridgeport . It is expected that defensive prospect Aaron Ness could make his NHL debut against the Flyers.

Ness ranks second in scoring among Sound Tigers defensemen with 17 points (2 goals and 15 assists), helping to lead Bridgeport to a 11-1-1 to start 2012. Expect for the, MN-native will be wearing #55 if he does take the ice tonight.

Written on February 7, 2012

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