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Matt Read scored twice and Jaromir Jagr had the go-ahead goal to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 6-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
Andrej Meszaros and Scott Hartnell also scored for Philadelphia, which had been slumping. The Flyers had lost five of eight, but moved into fifth place in the Eastern Conference with the win.
Josh Bailey scored two goals and Kyle Okposo had one for the Islanders, who have the fourth-lowest point total in the NHL.
Evgeni Nabokov stopped just 24 of 29 shots for New York. Nabokov was sensational in a 1-0 shootout win over the Flyers last month. He turned aside 47 shots, including two in the shootout. But the veteran goalie clearly wasn't the same this time against a team that had been shut out in two of its three previous games.
Ilya Bryzgalov made 21 saves to earn the win in his fifth straight start.
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Philadelphia Flyers RW Jaromir Jagr moved into eighth place on the NHL's career points list.
Jagr had a goal and an assist to move him past Joe Sakic with 1,643 points.
The 39-year-old Jagr has 17 goals and 27 assists in 54 games with the Flyers.
He is in his first season back in the NHL after playing the past three seasons in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League.
Philadelphia Flyers left wing James van Riemsdyk suffered a broken bone in his foot during Thursday's game against the New York Islanders.
Van Riemsdyk was hurt when he blocked a slap shot by Islanders defenseman Milan Jurcina with his left foot. X-rays taken between periods revealed the break.
The 22-year-old van Riemsdyk is expected to be sidelined at least a month, but will...
For the Flyers, this season has been highlighted by various inconsistencies and streaks. Once one aspect of their game seems to pull together, another facet seems to come unglued. The streaks haven’t usually been pretty either. Lately, goal-less droughts and come from behind efforts have been the primary focus of such runs. The particularly scary stats that is surfacing around...
By winning against the Flyers, the Sharks climbed up to sixth in the West. By not winning, the Flyers fell to sixth in the East. The Flyers still have two more points and one more win on their record than the Sharks, but last night’s game brought them closer in the standings, close like that game. Them being close in the standings is not significant to anyone but two-teaming...
Big Story: How will the Flyers rebound after a rough loss in San Jose? Can the Islanders keep their Philadelphia win streak going?
So that is the question I found on NHL.com by Adam Kimelman. Shall we answer it for him? The Flyers will rebound with a flourish and the Islanders will not keep the streak going.
Personally, Iâm of the mindset that the wins were strictly...
It feels a bit strange to have a Saturday without a Flyers game. Excluding the All-Star Game weekend, the Winter Classic Alumni Game on New Years Eve day and Christmas Eve, the Flyers have been in action on every Saturday but one (Nov. 12) this season. Two of the aforementioned open dates for the team were league-wide off-days.
The Flyers took a total off-day yesterday, with...
Paul Holmgren on JVR: "James will have surgery on Mar. 6 to repair a broken bone in his left foot. He will be out 4-6 weeks."
The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, March 18 has been selected as NBC’s Game of the Week. Accordingly, the start time of this game has been moved to 12:30 PM. The game had previously been scheduled for a 3pm start time.
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Here's the statement from Paul Holmgren: "Van Riemsdyk has a broken bone in his left foot and will not return. He will see Dr. Raikin tomorrow for further evaluation."
The Flyers Zac Rinaldo hit on T.J Galiardi of the Sharks.
Reports are the league has looked at the hit and no action will be taken.
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Trying to break out of an annual habit of stumbling through the stretch drive, the Philadelphia Flyers (34-21-7, 14-10-5 at home) return home from their four-game westerly road trip to take on the New York Islanders (26-28-9, 12-14-4 on the road) tonight at the Wells Fargo Center. The game starts at 7 p.m. EST and will be broadcast on CSN Philly.
The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, March 18 has been selected as NBC’s Game of the Week. Accordingly, the start time of this game HAS BEEN MOVED ...
Normally, a return home to face the Islanders would be just what the Flyers needed following a .500 road trip out west. But that was before New York found Philadelphia's number.