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NHL Game Summary - NY Islanders at Philadelphia



(Saturday, October 30th)

Final Score: Philadelphia 6, NY Islanders 1

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Jeff Carter registered two goals and an assist to help the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Islanders, 6-1, at the Wells Fargo Center.

Chris Pronger added a pair of power-play goals for the Flyers, who have won three straight and four of their last five games. Kimmo Timonen had a goal and two assists, and rookie Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves.

"Our shots from the point were getting through," said Philly center Danny Briere. "Our guys in front of the net did a very good job, so that's encouraging. We knew with guys like Kimmo and Prongs, especially back there, you know at some point things are going to start going in."

Frans Nielsen netted a shorthanded goal for the Islanders, who have lost 11 consecutive games in Philadelphia. Rick DiPietro was beaten six times on 29 shots.

"You know, we come out of the gates flying and now have kind of hit this wall and its something we can't let slide and just say it's going to fix itself," said New York winger Trent Hunter. "We're the only guys who can fix it, the guys in the room and we've got to start playing through each other and playing with a little more fire and come out of the gates flying."

Timonen fired the puck off a prone DiPietro to open the scoring 2:36 into the contest. It was the first goal scored by a Flyers defenseman this season.

Carter made it 2-0 when his stoppable shot from the left circle found the back of the net with 2:41 remaining in the first period.

The Flyers lit the lamp four times in the middle stanza.

Carter beat DiPietro again at 2:55, and a blast from the point by Pronger on the power play gave Philadelphia a four-goal lead at 4:32.

Moments later, Islanders forward Trent Hunter drilled Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros into the boards, resulting in a five-minute major and game misconduct. DiPietro picked up an additional penalty for leaving the crease as a scuffle ensued.

On the subsequent two-man advantage, Nielsen was hauled down by Pronger and awarded a penalty shot which he converted at 8:09.

With the Flyers still on the 5-on-3 power play, Pronger atoned for his error by one-timing a Timonen pass behind DiPietro at 9:21. Andreas Nodl scored off a pass from James van Riemsdyk to make it 6-1 with 4:58 left in the second period.

Game Notes

Ville Leino and Claude Giroux each picked up two assists for Philadelphia...The Flyers have won 19 of the last 21 meetings with the Islanders...New York has lost its last four games overall...Meszaros and Nodl both left the game with upper-body injuries...Islanders defenseman Radek Martinek played in his 400th career game.

10/31 00:02:35 ET


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