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Danny Briere scored his second goal of the game with 2:26 remaining in overtime, giving the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.
Andrej Meszaros and Scott Hartnell also scored for Philadelphia, which snapped a two-game skid and handed the islanders their eighth loss in ten games.
Kyle Okposo scored his first two goals of the season and Michael Grabner scored for New York.
The Islanders entered the game having been outscored 20-13 in the first period. At the first intermission, though, it was the Islanders who held a 3-1 advantage thanks to Okposo's two goals and Grabner's first goal since November 10.
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Danny Briere scored his second goal of the game with 2:26 remaining in overtime, giving the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3, come-from-behind victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.
At least for one game, the New York Islanders proved they are capable of scoring.
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via the NHL PR department,
HBO Sports® will present “Preview to 24/7 Flyers/Rangers: Road To The NHL Winter Classic,” a 12-minute preview of the upcoming NHL reality series featuring the spirited rivalry between the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers, which is set to air exclusively on HBO. Debuting Friday, November 25 at 9:15 p.m. ET/PT, the special will serve...