Philadelphia Flyers: Flyers Want Better Game Against Islanders

The Philadelphia Flyers want to have a better outcome in their game against the New York Islanders.

The Philadelphia Flyers needed to break their road game losing streak. They had lose five games on the road and three were part of the dismal West Coast trip that saw the team lose all three games. However, the team made up for it with a 4-3 overtime win over the Minnesota Wild. The win was great for the Flyers but it might have come at a cost. Rookie sensation Shayne Gostisbehere left in the second period of the game and might be out until his lower-body injury is healed. Yet a win over the Islanders would give the Flyers a boost towards their ultimate goal: a playoff appearance. Grab your morning coffee, get comfortable and catch up on important Flyers news in Saturday’s edition of Buzz on the Street.

Philadelphia Flyers Want Win Over Islanders

Mark Narducci for Philadelphia Inquirer

The Flyers host the New York Islanders in Saturday’s 1 p.m. matchup and are looking for a better result in the third meeting than the first two. The Flyers are 0-1-1 against the Islanders this season, losing in a 3-1 decision on Nov. 25 at the Barclays Center and suffering a 4-3 home shootout loss on December 8th.

Shayne Gostisbehere Suffers Injury vs. Wild

Article from the Philadelphia Flyers

Flyers GM Ron Hextall announced that defensemen Shayne Gostisbehere will not play Saturday afternoon’s game vs. Islanders due to a lower-body injury. He did not take part in the team’s practice late on Friday afternoon after leaving Thursday’s game at Minnesota in the second period. “It happens,” said Jake Voracek, who is a member of the first power-play unit with Gostisbehere. “Gostisbehere is a great player, but we have a great defense and we played half a game with five defensemen so I don’t think it would be any different if Gostisbehere was playing.”

Michael Del Zotto Score Flyers Game Winning Goal

Associated Press

The Philadelphia Flyers had lost five straight road games, including three during a tough West Coast trip. an unlikely source put an end to those travel woes Thursday night. Defesemen Michael Del Zotto gave Philadelphia a celebratory flight home. Del Zotto scored his second goal of the game– and just his third of the season–with 37 seconds left in overtime to send the Flyers to a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild.