Uniondale, NY -- The Islanders look to turn the tide tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Nassau Coliseum. The Flyers are 6-2-2 in their last 10 games and 11-6-3 on the season.
The Islanders were swept in the season by the Flyers last year and are 24-2 in their last 26 games against the Islanders. Their last loss to the Isles came on April 1, 2010.
The Flyers are working off back-to-back loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday and to the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday.
The Isles will catch a small break tonight with Flyers captain Chris Pronger out of the lineup. This will be the second game he’s missed due to a virus. But Jaromir Jagr will return tonight from a groin injury.
The Islanders will start Rick Dipietro in net. He is 2-2-2 in six games this season with a 3.34 goals against average and .886 save percentage. The Flyers will counter that by sending Ilya Bryzgalov to start in goal. The Flyers goaltender is 8-5-2 in 15 games with a 2.75 goals against average and .90...