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Rick DiPietro’s 27 saves enough to lift Islanders over Flyers 2-0

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.

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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.