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By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

The Flyers first game against a Metropolitan Division team in over two weeks was a thrilling comeback win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. Less than 24 hours later, the Flyers are back on the ice for another divisional matchup.

The team traveled to Long Island to face the New York Islanders on Sunday night at 7 p.m., looking to extend their winning streak to four games.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia Flyers GP G A P New York Islanders GP G A P
Travis Konecny 9 5 7 12 Brock Nelson 10 4 5 9
Oskar Lindblom 9 5 2 7 Josh Bailey 10 4 4 8
Jake Voracek 9 3 4 7 Mathew Barzal 10 4 4 8
Ivan Provorov 9 2 5 7 Devon Toews 10 2 5 7
Kevin Hayes  9 4 2 6 Anthony Beauvillier 10 2 4 6
 
Player to Watch
25 James van Riemsdyk 12 Josh Bailey
Last 5 Games: 3 G, 2 A, 5 P, +2 Last 5 Games: 2 G, 2 A, 4 P, E
 
After being held without a point for the first seven games of the season, James van Riemsdyk is heating up with three goals and two assists in the last two games.
 
Josh Bailey has a pair of two-point games in the last four games for the Islanders. He also has good career numbers against the Flyers with eight goals and 25 points in his career. 
 
Projected Goalie Matchup
79 Carter Hart 40 Semyon Varlamov
5 GP, 2-2-1, 2.59 GAA, .890 SV% 5 GP, 3-2-0, 2.43 GAA, .921 SV%

Carter Hart gets back in goal for the first time since last Saturday, his second straight regulation loss. He allowed three goals on 15 shots to Dallas just three nights after allowing four goals on 14 shots to Edmonton before being pulled.

The Islanders have been rolling with Semyon Varlamov a lot lately and will continue to do so on Sunday. Varlamov has wins in the last three starts, allowing two goals or less in each.  

Flyers Projected Lineup

Injuries: Nolan Patrick, Scott Laughton

Scratches: Sam Morin

Left Wing Center Right Wing
25 James van Riemsdyk 28 Claude Giroux 93 Jake Voracek
23 Oskar Lindblom 14 Sean Couturier 11 Travis Konecny
12 Michael Raffl 13 Kevin Hayes 49 Joel Farabee
18 Tyler Pitlick 24 Mikhail Vorobyev 44 Chris Stewart
Defense    
9 Ivan Provorov 15 Matt Niskanen  
6 Travis Sanheim 61 Justin Braun  
53 Shayne Gostisbehere 8 Robert Hagg  
Goalie    
79 Carter Hart 37 Brian Elliott  

Lineup Notes

The only change to the lineup is the addition of Tyler Pitlick, who comes back into the lineup for the injured Scott Laughton.

Islanders Projected Lineup

Injuries: Andrew Ladd, Jordan Eberle, Tom Kuhnhackl, Matt Martin

Scratches: Noah Dobson

Left Wing Center Right Wing
27 Anders Lee 13 Mathew Barzal 12 Josh Bailey
18 Anthony Beauvillier 29 Brock Nelson 10 Derick Brassard
 32 Ross Johnston 34 Cole Bardreau 26 Oliver Wahlstrom
28 Michael Dal Colle 53 Casey Cizikas  15 Cal Clutterbuck
Defense    
3 Adam Pelech 6 Ryan Pulock  
2 Nick Leddy 55 Johnny Boychuk  
25 Devon Toews 24 Scott Mayfield  
Goalie    
40 Semyon Varlamov 1 Thomas Greiss  

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (5th), Islanders (T-2nd)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (12th), Islanders (21st)
  • Recent History vs. Islanders
    • Oct. 27, 2018 - Islanders 6, Flyers 1 (at PHI)
    • March 3, 2019 - Flyers 4, Islanders 1 (at NYI)
    • March 9, 2019 - Flyers 5, Islanders 2 (at NYI)
    • March 23, 2019 - Islanders 4, Flyers 2 (at PHI)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Islanders
    • Claude Giroux - 49 GP, 17 G, 36 A, 53 P
    • Shayne Gostisbehere - 16 GP, 3 G, 10 A, 13 P
    • Jake Voracek - 39 GP, 5 G, 26 A, 31 P
    • James van Riemsdyk - 34 GP, 11 G, 15 A, 26 P
    • Sean Couturier - 34 GP, 8 G, 17 A, 25 P
  • Milestone Watch
    • Jake Voracek needs two goals to reach 200 for his career.
    • Kevin Hayes needs four goals to reach 100 for his career.

Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic

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