New York and Philadelphia are in unfamiliar territory as the end of the regular season approaches, with the Islanders in position to earn their first trip to the playoffs since 2007 and the Flyers trying to avoid their first postseason absence since that same year.
One thing that has remained the same, though, is the Flyers' dominance in this series.
Philadelphia looks to win its eighth straight on Long Island and earn at least one point for the 32nd time in 35 meetings when these Atlantic Division rivals face off Tuesday night.
New York (19-16-4) is holding on to the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, while Philadelphia (17-18-3) is five points behind the Islanders.
These teams have not played since Saturday, when the Islanders beat Tampa Bay 4-2 at home and the Flyers lost 4-1 at Winnipeg.
Matt Martin scored the go-ahead goal with less than seven minutes left, and Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist to lead New York.
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