After letting a 3-0 lead slip away, Phil Myers fired a shot past Thomas Greiss to finish off a 4-3 Flyers win in overtime, evening the series with the Islanders at one game apiece.
The Flyers have to play from behind in a series for the first time, trying to find a way to even things up in Game 2 on Wednesday afternoon.
The Islanders showed they are a team that has a lot – the talent behind the bench, the depth up front, the defensive structure and the goaltender to get the job done. The Flyers did not show what they wanted to show. They did not show they have another level. They showed their flaws. 5 takeaways from Game 1.
The Flyers got off to a slow start and the Islanders buried them in the third with three goals to secure a 4-0 win in Game 1.
The Flyers move on to face the seven-seed New York Islanders, a team that plays a similar style with much more depth and much more physicality. This series is sure to be a battle from start to finish. Game 1 is set for 7 p.m.
Less than a minute after tying the game to erase a 3-0 deficit, the Flyers surrendered the game-winning goal to Ryan Pulock with 38.9 seconds left in a 5-3 defeat to the New York Islanders.
Wins for both the Flyers and Islanders on Monday set the stage for a meeting between the two teams on Tuesday. The two teams are separated by one point in the standings.
The Flyers could not recover from three first-period goals and another quick pair of goals to start the second, falling to the Islanders, 5-3, on Sunday night to snap a three-game winning streak.
Less than 24 hours after a five-goal third period and 7-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Flyers get back on the ice and hit the road to face the New York Islanders.
The Islanders got a goal early in the third period to snap a 1-1 tie and went on to win Monday’s preseason opener over the Flyers, 3-1, at Wells Fargo Center.
Take a look at some of moments from the Flyers game against the Colorado Avalanche from photographer Kate Frese in this Frese Frame Photo Gallery.
Colorado outworked the Flyers for the better part of 40 minutes, before the Flyers late push ultimately fizzled into nothing in a 4-1 loss to the Avalanche on Monday night.
The Flyers get a chance at a win in a rematch on Monday night, hosting the Avalanche to close out the season series. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
The Flyers were locked in a close game with the Avalanche until the bitter end, falling in their second game of the season by a score of 5-2 in Denver on Saturday night.
After an impressive opening night win in Vegas, the Flyers are back to take on the Colorado Avalanche in the second game of the season. Game time is set for 9 p.m.
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