UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — With the Philadelphia Flyers participating in without the need of Jakub Voracek, Brian Elliott designed positive they didn’t miss the wounded star forward.
Elliott stopped 29 pictures and the Flyers defeat New York 4-1 Sunday, aiding knock the Islanders out of initial position in the Metropolitan Division.
Travis Konecny, Travis Sanheim, Scott Laughton and Sean Couturier every scored and Claude Giroux experienced two helps for Philadelphia. The Flyers are 4–1 in their final five video games to transfer within just five factors of the closing wild card in the Jap Meeting.
“I imagined our guys did a good deal of superior stuff,” Philadelphia coach Scott Gordon claimed. “I imagined over-all, real strong soar defensively. When it seemed like they were being going to get an open up shot we experienced guys who were being already at the net front. I talked about, final week, about defending from the inside of to the outside. We did a real superior career of that.”
Elliott shed his shutout bid when Adam Pelech scored with 4:45 left. He experienced 13 will save in the 2nd time period as the Islanders pressed to get back in the video game, and got his ninth gain of the period and third in his final four commences.
“We wanted him to arrive by way of with a pair huge will save,” Konecny claimed. “That is a good deal of offensive electrical power coming out of there. He did a great career and kudos to our D group to adhere with it tonight, and not give them a lot.”
The Flyers were being compelled to perform with 11 forwards and 7 defensemen with Voracek out of the lineup with a decrease-overall body personal injury. The Czech forward been a video game-time decision, but was dominated out of the video game following undergoing an MRI, Gordon claimed.
Philadelphia’s Nolan Patrick then left the video game early in the initial time period with an upper-overall body personal injury and did not return. Patrick took a shot by Cal Clutterbuck off his head and left the ice with the assist of a group coach.
Robin Lehner designed 10 will save in 23:18 of work before Islanders coach Barry Trotz pulled him the the 2nd time period. Thomas Greiss designed 12 will save in reduction.
New York, which has shed three of its final four video games, started the working day tied with Washington atop the Metropolitan with 81 factors. The Capitals defeat the New York Rangers 3-2 in a shootout at Madison Square Backyard earlier Sunday to surge in advance.
“We have our backs versus the wall a little bit listed here,” Islanders captain Anders Lee claimed. “We have experienced a difficult stretch and we just have to obtain a way to adhere collectively, have every other’s backs and keep on to transfer forward. This is a bad time to eliminate hockey video games, but we have no selection but to rally.”
The Flyers jumped to 1- guide 8:21 into the video game. Konecny was able to travel by Islanders defender Scott Mayfield and set the puck previous Lehner for his 21st of the period. Radko Gudas picked up his 100th vocation NHL point with an aid on the perform,
Philadelphia prolonged the guide to two aims when Sanheim was able to set a free puck previous Lehner with 5:01 left int ye initial. Sanheim’s original shot was stopped by the goalie, but the rebound sat in the slot and he was able to acquire command of the puck and score.
Laughton gave the Flyers a 3- guide 3:18 in the 2nd when he scored off his possess rebound. Couturier’s 27th intention of the year designed it 4- with 4:46 left in the middle time period.
Clutterbuck endured an upper-overall body personal injury of his possess afterwards in the video game and missed the third time period. Trotz did not have an update on Clutterbuck following the video game.
NOTES: Voracek experienced 9 factors (three aims, 6 helps) in his final four video games. … Islanders F Matt Martin missed his 2nd consecutive video game with an upper-overall body personal injury. Martin is detailed as working day-to-working day. … Gordon faced the Islanders as an NHL head coach for the initial time considering the fact that New York fired him on Nov. 15, 2010. Gordon coached the Islanders for two-moreover seasons and experienced a 64-94-23 document in the course of that time. … The Islanders scratched F Tom Kuhnhackl, D Thomas Hickey, D Luca Sbisa and D Dennis Seidenberg. . The Flyers scratched D Samuel Morin.
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Islanders: Host Ottawa on Tuesday night.
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