NY Islanders (16-32-6) at Philadelphia (28-16-9), 1:00 p.m. EST
PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) — The Philadelphia Flyers are coming off
an embarrassing loss to a lowly Eastern Conference foe. A
setback in their next game would be more humiliating.
Looking to bounce back from a poor effort that snapped a
two-game winning streak, the Flyers host the New York Islanders
Lately, Philadelphia’s struggles go beyond a 5-2 drubbing at the
hands of the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. It is in jeopardy of
enduring its first three-game home skid since an 0-2-1 stretch
from October 11-22.
The Flyers, who have dropped six of their last 11 overall, play
five of their next seven contests at home.
Meanwhile, the Islanders are slipping back into their dismal
ways after riding a season-high four-game winning streak. They
have lost four in a row – including Wednesday’s 4-2 setback to
the New Jersey Devils.
With its latest disappointment, New York fell to 1-16-1 in its
last 18 road games and 6-20-2 overall away from home.