Islanders Extend Flyers’ Losing Streak to 3 Games

Published on February 8th, 2012

Flyers Briere Back in Action | Source: Andrew King

The New York Islanders defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 in a shoot-out.  The Flyers dominated most of the game out-shooting the Isles 45 to 18 but Isles goalie Evgeni Nabokov was outstanding for the visiting team.

Danny Briere returned to the line-up for the Flyers after missing 6 games due to the effects of a concussion.  He looked to give a boost to the Flyers’ offense.  He recorded 2 shots and had over 19 minutes of ice-time but like the rest of the Flyers could not find a way to beat Nabokov.

Even in the shoot-out.  Briere went first for the orange and black and was denied.  Wayne Simmonds was also stopped by Nabokov.  While at the other end, the 1st two Isles skaters, Frans Nielsen and John Tavares, scored on the Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to clinch the victory for the visiting squad.

Flyers winger Jaromir Jagr said on the loss, “We had our chances we just could not score.  We were kind of dominating the whole game, we just could not score.  Sometimes it happens, you dominate like that and you don’t even have a point.  I’m not saying it’s good to lose, but a sad game is when you’re totally dominating and you get nothing…Hot goaltender was probably the main reason.  The other reason was maybe we need to go a little bit harder, or concentrate on the shooting.”

This was the the 4th time the two teams have met this season and each team has won twice.  They play next on March 1st in Philadelphia again.

The Flyers have a 3-game losing streak.  Their next game is on Thursday at home vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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