Moments later the puck would get by Luke Schenn, allowing the Islanders to have two men crashing the net, but Ray Emery would come up with a big stop.
The Islanders would tie the game at 1-1 about midway through the second period when John Tavares buried a bouncing puck in front of the net.
Philadelphia would waste no time regaining the lead however, as Wayne Simmonds scored on a give-and-go with Scott Hartnell. Islanders’ goalie Anders Nilsson would make the initial stop, but Simmonds would follow the puck, burying the rebound to put the Flyers up 2-1 on his team leading 17th goal of the season.
Lacking discipline throughout the period, the Flyers would almost immediately take a penalty after the goal, as Vinny Lecavalier was sent to the box. Ray Emery would rob the Isles on the power play, and continue to do so throughout the period, as he stood on his head.
Matt Read would find the net again to put the Flyers up 3-1, as he went top shelf on Nilsson 18:16 into the second period. It would be the second goal of the day for Read and his sixth of the season against the Isles.
Despite being outshot 16-9 in the second period, the Flyers were able to capitalize on the strong play by Emery to head to the final period of play up 3-1.
Sloppy play would begin to catch up with the Flyers in the third however, as Brock Nelson put the Islanders within one with a goal 8:16 into the third just after the power play ended.
Dumb penalties would come back to bite the Flyers in the ass again, as the Islanders tied game on a power play goal by Kyle Okposo with 2:58 remaining in regulation.
Both teams would go scoreless in the overtime period, sending the game to a shootout. The Islanders would steal the game, as they won the shootout 3-2 to take the game by a final of 4-3.
The shootout loss drops the Flyers to 25-19-5, and gives them 56 points on the season, as they remain in third place in the Metropolitan Division. The Flyers have a quick turnaround, as they return to action tomorrow night when they welcome the Carolina Hurricanes to the Wells Fargo Center.
By: Kyle Babcock
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