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Islanders vs. Flyers 4/9/13

Here are some notes for those fans getting ready to watch the New York Islanders (19-16-4) who are getting ready to host the Philadelphia Flyers (17-18-3) in NHL action at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

New York will be playing in their third-to-last home game of the 2012-13 season tonight against the Flyers. Thus far the season series is tied, as the Islanders are looking to continue their winning ways.

Islanders Recap:

The Islanders topped the Tampa Bay Lightning by the score of 4-2 on Saturday in front of a rocking 16.170 at the Coliseum. Matt Martin broke a 2-2 tie with 6:26 remaining and Andrew MacDonald iced the game with an empty-netter to help lead the Islanders to victory.

Team on Fire:

New York has been able to record points in four-straight games (3-0-1) and are 6-1-1 in their last seven. They have also won three straight at home.

Players with the Hot Stick:

Josh Bailey (2g/3a) and Frans Nielsen (1g/4a) are on a four-game point streak. Nielsen has eight points (1g/7a) in his last nine games.

All about the Defense:

The Islanders have allowed two-or-fewer goals in seven of their last eight games, allowing just 13 goals over that stretch.

Islestones to watch for:

Andrew MacDonald is one assist shy of 50

The Islanders and Flyers game is set to air on the MSG Plus network, with face-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

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