DiPietro, 4-0-2 in his past six starts, turned aside some challenging shots but wasn’t really tested in posting his 11th NHL shutout. The Islanders stretched their point streak to a season-high eight games (5-0-3) and moved within two points of Carolina, the eighth-place team in the Eastern Conference.
Knocking off the Flyers at Nassau Coliseum has turned into as tough a task as any for the Islanders. New York won both matchups in Philadelphia this season – where the Flyers have won only three times – but dropped two on home ice, joining Atlanta as the only teams to lose multiple games to them this season.
Viktor Kozlov scored in the first period and Miroslav Satan doubled the lead in the second. That was enough to break the Islanders’ four-game, home-losing streak to the Flyers – 14-4-1-1 in their past 20 trips to Long Island.