Philadelphia at NY Islanders
When: 7:00 PM ET, Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
The New York Islanders have yet to come away from a home game without at least one point this season, and they look to continue the streak Wednesday against the Philadelphia Flyers. New York is 6-0-2 at Barclays Center after posting a 6-4 triumph over Carolina on Thursday but is coming off a 4-2 road setback against the Hurricanes on Sunday.
The defeat put an end to a three-game winning streak that saw the Islanders score at least five goals each time out. Philadelphia hopes to halt a winless stretch that reached five games (0-3-2) with Tuesday's 5-2 home setback against Vancouver. The Flyers have struggled on the road of late, going 1-2-1 while scoring a total of four goals and being shut out twice. Jakub Voracek, who leads Philadelphia with 26 points, is riding a three-game streak during which he has recorded two tallies and three assists.TV:
7 p.m. ET, NBCSN Philadelphia Plus, MSG Plus (New York)ABOUT THE FLYERS (8-9-4):
Radko Gudas on Tuesday began serving the 10-game suspension he received for a slashing incident against Winnipeg last Thursday. It marks the third ban as a Flyer for the 27-year-old Czech defenseman, who has notched two assists in 17 contests this season. Captain Claude Giroux notched an assist against the Canucks, bringing him within three points of 600 for his career.ABOUT THE ISLANDERS (11-7-2):
John Tavares leads the club with 15 goals after scoring one in three of his last four games. The 27-year-old captain has registered seven multi-point performances and is tied for the team scoring lead of 23 points with Josh Bailey, whose 19 assists top the squad. Anders Lee was kept off the scoresheet in Carolina, ending his streak of three consecutive two-point efforts.OVERTIME
1. The Islanders are off to their best start at home since beginning 1978-79 with a 7-0-1 record.
2. Philadelphia has registered at least 30 shots in each of its last seven contests and 12 of its last 13.
3. New York ranked second at the one-quarter mark of the season with an average of 3.60 goals, and its 72 tallies are its highest amount through 20 games since 1987-88.PREDICTION:
Flyers 3, Islanders 2
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