The Philadelphia Flyers could be without two of their top defensemen again as they make their first visit to Long Island this season.
With the New York Islanders struggling to score, it might not make much of a difference.
The Flyers look to avoid a season-high third straight defeat and post their seventh consecutive victory in this matchup Wednesday night, when the Islanders try to avoid being shut out for a franchise-record third straight time.
Already having missed six games this season after getting hit in the eye with a stick, captain Chris Pronger did not play in Monday's 4-2 loss to Carolina due to a virus. Neither did Braydon Coburn (upper-body injury), as Marc-Andre Bourdon and Kevin Marshall stepped in to make their NHL debuts.
Without Pronger and Coburn, the Flyers (11-6-3) allowed two power-play goals. Philadelphia has given up five goals in 12 short-handed situations over the last two games.
The Flyers have committed a league-high 135 penalties.
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