1/23/13: NYI 2 at PHI 5
The Philadelphia Flyers broke a scoreless tie with three goals in a 3:02 span early in the second period and held off an Islander rally for a 5-2 victory Saturday at Wells Fargo Center. John Tavares and Eric Boulton scored for the Islanders, who came as close as 3-2, but could not complete the comeback.
The Islanders begin a four-game homestand tonight against the Winnipeg Jets. The Isles are 5-0-1 in their last six games against Winnipeg. Tonight marks the first of two meetings this season between these clubs.
ALL TIME ISLANDERS VS. JETS:
All-Time Record: 28-17-6
Last Regulation Win: 4/2/13 – NYI 5 vs. WPG 2 Last Regulation Loss: 11/3/11 – NYI 0 vs. WPG 3 Overtime Record (W-L-T): 1-2-2
Last Overtime Decision: 11/21/10 – NYI 1 at ATL 2 Shootout Record: 3-2
Last Shootout: 4/20/13 – NYI 5 at WPG 4
NHL Scoring Race: John Tavares is tied for fifth in the NHL scoring race with 27 points (10g/17a); he’s four points off the league lead. Frans Nielsen (10g/12a) and Kyle Okposo (6g/16a) are tied for 24th in league scoring with 22 points each.
Streaking: Casey Cizikas is on a career-high, five-game point streak (3g/2a).
Back-To-Backs: The Isles are 3-3-0 in the front-end and 1-3-1 on the back end of back-to-backs this season.
OUTDOOR JERSEYS UNVEILED:
On Wednesday the Islanders unveiled the jersey they will wear for the 2014 Coors Light Stadium Series .
FOOD DRIVE PRIOR TO THE GAME:
All fans are encouraged to drop off three or more nonperishable items to tonight’s game against the Winnipeg Jets , as the team is holding its annual food drive tonight.
Anyone brining in three or more items will receive a ticket voucher to the December 17 game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The team will have boxes and vouchers stationed outside the main box office, as well as Gates 1 and 16 starting at 5 p.m.
All donations will go to Island Harvest, which is Long Island’s largest food pantry.
The game between the Islanders and Jets is set to air on the MSG Plus 2 Network, with face-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.