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Wrap: 13th Straight Loss as Flyers Drop 4-3 Decision to Islanders

January 25, 2022, 10:32 PM ET [541 Comments]
Bill Meltzer
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The Philadelphia Flyers lost to the New York Islanders, 4-3, at UBS Arena on Tuesday evening. The Flyers led 2-0 in the first period and then had to battle back from a 3-2 deficit in the third period only to fall short.

With the defeat, the Flyers have dropped each of their last 13 games (0-10-3); an unwanted new franchise record. The Flyers have one final chance, at home on Saturday against the LA Kings, to avoid a winless month of January.

A Claude Giroux goal (15th of the season) from the corner gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead jusst 57 seconds into the game. Justin Braun (3rd) benefited from a friendly bounce to make it 2-0. New York quickly narrowed the gap to 2-1 on a seeing-eye point shot by Noah Dobson (6th) a mere 47 seconds later. In the final 1:45 of the opening frame, Anders Lee (11th) converted an odd-man-rush feed from Mathew Barzal to send the game to intermission tied at 2-2.

New York dominated the second period. The Flyers were fortunate to get out of the stanza with only a Barzal power play goal (8th) at 5:42 to show for all the rubber the Islanders fired on net.

Ninety seconds into the third period, Gerry Mayhew (2nd) scored a goal off a great effort at 4-on-4 to forge a 3-3 tie. Zach Parise (3rd) restored a lead for the Islanders moments after a Morgan Frost delay of game penalty expired.

Martin Jones stopped 31 of 34 shots in a losing cause. Ilya Sorokin was shaky at times for New York but earned the win while seeing just 17 shots (14 saves).

Keith Yandle played in his 965th consecutive NHL regular season game, setting a new NHL Iron Man record

The Flyers went 0-for-1 on the power play. They were 3-for-4 on the penalty kill but the Islanders game winner was scored a couple ticks after their final power play ended.

For more, see the Postgame 5 on the Flyers' official website.
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