Pregame 1/20: Islanders vs Flyers

The Islanders return home to the Nassau Coliseum after a 6 game road trip saw them go 4-2. Today in a 1PM start they take on the Philadelphia Flyers in the back end of a home and home series. The Islanders lost all three meetings with the Flyers this season, including both games at Wells Fargo Center most recently on Saturday night.

Last Time Out

Islanders (19-24-7); 45 points, last in Metropolitan: Lost 6-4 at Philadelphia on Saturday night.

Flyers (25-19-5); 47 points, 2nd in Metropolitan: Defeated the Islanders 6-4 on Saturday night..

Key Opposing Players

Forwards

Claude Giroux

Jakub Voracek

Vincent Lecavalier

Defensemen

Andrej Meszaros

Mark Streit

Goaltender

Steve Mason

Islanders Key to Victory

The Islanders couldn’t hold multiple leads in the loss on Saturday night and they will need to find a way to control the pace of the game here if they want to get back on top. Divisional games have been an issue all season long and if the Islanders want to get back in playoff conversation it is important to win games against division rivals.

Coming home to the Nassau Coliseum might just be what this team needs after 2 weeks away from home. This game is the first of a back to back as they take on the Rangers tomorrow night at Madison Square Garden

Today’s game can be seen on MSG Plus and on the radio at 88.7 FM or 103.9 FM.

-John Santamaria

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