The Philadelphia Flyers will start a crucial stretch when they meet the New York Islanders Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
Starting Saturday night, the Flyers’ next four opponents will be against the Islanders, in a home-and-home series, the Carolina Hurricanes and the Columbus Blue Jackets. All of them are division foes. The second game of the home and home will be played Monday afternoon.
The Islanders have caught fire, going 8-2-0 in their last ten games and have won eight of their last nine games on the road. The Flyers are 6-3-1 in their last ten, but have hit a skid, losing three of their last four.
The orange and black have won both contests by a score of 5-2 this season against the Islanders. After this home-and-home series, the two teams will not face each other for the rest of the regular season.