The Philadelphia Flyers will head to Nassau Coliseum on Monday afternoon to finish out their home-and-away series with the New York Islanders. This will be the last time that the Flyers and the Islanders play against each other this season, so they are going to want to make it count.
The Islanders are going to want to redeem themselves from losing to the Flyers on Saturday night, especially since they are going to be on their home ice. However, the Flyers will be trying to bank on fighting hard for yet another win. The Flyers also are strangely efficient whenever they play on the Islanders’ ice. So being at home may hurt the Islanders’ chances more than help them.
Even though the Flyers won in their last outing, that did have a hell of a time defeating the Islanders. The two teams were neck and neck all the way through, but in the third period Jakub Voracek and Michael Raffl became the catalysts to the Flyers victory. The two top liners paired with captain Claude Giroux are sure to be hot again in their Monday Matinee. It is still unclear which goaltender will get the start, since Steve Mason had a hard time against the Islanders and was eventually pulled. The best guess is Craig Berube will give him a break and start Ray Emery.
John Tavares got the first goal in their last game, but the Islanders’ player that was hitting the scoreboard a lot was Brock Nelson. The Flyers need to watch out for these two when they hit the ice.