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NHL Game Summary - Philadelphia at NY Islanders



(Saturday, October 26th)

Final Score: Philadelphia 5, NY Islanders 2

Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Vincent Lecavalier's hat trick and 26 saves by Steve Mason fueled Philadelphia's 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.

Jakub Voracek and Matt Read added tallies for the Flyers, who snapped a franchise-worst streak of nine straight games from the start of a season without scoring more than two goals.

"We have to keep pushing, try to go on a streak here and just keep playing the same way," said Lecavalier.

Claude Giroux posted two helpers, as did Mark Streit in his return to Long Island.

Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen supplied the offense for the Islanders, who suffered a letdown following Friday's 4-3 road win over Metropolitan Division leading Pittsburgh.

"It is tough when you dig yourself a hole. It is tough to come back, especially when you did it the night before. We were not good enough throughout the game," said Islanders center John Tavares.

Kevin Poulin allowed four scores on 31 shots in his first appearance since Oct. 11.

Lecavalier capped his trifecta with hard work in the New York zone to give his club a 4-2 lead.

During a rush on the right wing, he dove forward to keep the puck alive. It found Max Talbot, who dished to Giroux on the left wing, and his shot was left open for Lecavalier's poke into an open cage with 8:53 gone in the third.

Okposo rang a shot from the right circle off the crossbar with 3:20 on the clock and the Isles on the power play, and that proved to be the hosts' last best chance to draw closer.

Read hit the empty net on a long, rolling shot with 1:32 to play which put the exclamation point on the Flyers' first road win of the year and first two-game win streak.

The game's first power play went to Philadelphia, as did the game's first goal. Streit held the puck at the point and dished into the right circle, where Lecavalier's blast caromed off an Isles defender and in at 4:30.

It was 2-0 for the visitors when Voracek chased down a pass from Brayden Schenn on the right wing, cut to the slot and slid a shot by Poulin 60 seconds later.

Okposo's blast from below the circles was deflected off a stick in front and made it 2-1 at 10:16, but Lecavalier restored Philly's two-goal edge with 1:47 before intermission by knocking home his own rebound from atop the crease.

Nielsen finished off an odd-man short-handed rush alongside Peter Regin by beating Mason on a successful backhander with 9 1/2 minutes left in the second.

Game Notes

Lecavalier posted his first multi-goal effort since Nov. 17, 2011 for Tampa Bay against Pittsburgh, and his first three-goal game since Mar. 11, 2008 for the Bolts against the Islanders. The former No. 1 draft pick has seven lifetime hat tricks ... The Flyers have won 15 of their last 17 games in Uniondale ... Philly last registered more than two goals during a 5-2 win vs. Boston on Apr. 23, 2013, a span of 12 regular-season tilts ... The Islanders welcomed back forward Michael Grabner, having served his two-game suspension for an illegal hit on Carolina's Nathan Gerbe ... Flyers forward Scott Hartnell saw his first action since Oct. 11 ... New York carried the best power play in the NHL (30.3 percent) coming into the game, but came up empty on three chances.

10/27 00:07:40 ET

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Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
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Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
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NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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