Anders Nilsson stops Sean Couturier to seal a shootout win for the Islanders over the Flyers. (Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com)
So many times this season, the Philadelphia Flyers were trying to come from behind. Finally, on Monday, they were protecting a third-period lead.
But the New York Islanders fierce rally showed the Flyers what it's like on the other side. Two power-play goals helped the Islanders tie the game late. They would go on to claim a 4-3 win in a shootout at the Nassau Coliseum.
A first period full of scrappy play resulted in a no scoring through 20 minutes. In the second, both teams found a way to score.
Matt Read started the scoring early in the second with the Flyers shorthanded. His 12th goal of the season put the Flyers on the board.
The Islanders would answer on the power play with John Tavares picking up a loose puck in front.
The Flyers would regain the lead in similar fashion at even strength, with Wayne Simmonds finding a loose puck. Read added a second...