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 (Jerome Miron)
(Jerome Miron)

Former Rangers coach Alain Vigneault is back in the NHL, and his old team is going to be seeing plenty of him.

Vigneault was named the new coach of the Flyers on Monday after sitting out the 2018-19 season. It was Philadelphia where Vigneault coached his final game with the Blueshirts last season, getting fired by Jeff Gorton just hours after the season finale when the team returned to New York.

"It is an honor to be selected as the next head coach of the Flyers," Vigneault said in a release. "The history they have established and the passionate fan base has made this a first-class franchise. I am excited to work with Chuck (Fletcher,) the talented group of players and prospects coming up through the system, in order to return Philadelphia to the top of the NHL landscape."

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Mathew Barzal collected his 100th career assist in this one, but the Islanders couldn't hold off the Flyers in a 5-2 loss at the Coliseum. >> Box Score


First Period

  • 6:30 NYI Scott Mayfield; Assists: Nick Leddy, Mathew Barzal
  • 15:20 PHI Ryan Hartman; Assists: Ivan Provorov, Shayne Gostisbehere
  • 19:56 PHI James van Riemsdyk; Assists: Jakub Voracek, Travis Sanheim
Tags: Mathew Barzal, Nick Leddy, Philadelphia Flyers, Thomas Greiss
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Mar 3, 2019; Uniondale, NY, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Scott Laughton (21) skates with the puck against New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy (2) during the first period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports (Dennis Schneidler)
Mar 3, 2019; Uniondale, NY, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Scott Laughton (21) skates with the puck against New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy (2) during the first period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports (Dennis Schneidler)

The Islanders are coming off a couple of ugly wins in consecutive victories over the NHL's cellar-dwelling Ottawa Senators but aren't apologizing for it. After all, the Islanders needed those wins to keep in the fight for top spot in the Metropolitan Division, the latest a 4-2 decision in Ottawa on Thursday night.

"We got two points and have to move on," head coach Barry Trotz said after his team's victory. "You have to look at the big picture. We've had some guys out, we've had all that, but when it's mattered, we've found ways to win."

Added Anthony Beauvillier, who scored the game-winning goal in Thursday's clash.

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Mar 3, 2019; Uniondale, NY, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Scott Laughton (21) skates with the puck against New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy (2) during the first period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports (Dennis Schneidler)
Mar 3, 2019; Uniondale, NY, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Scott Laughton (21) skates with the puck against New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy (2) during the first period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports (Dennis Schneidler)

A sluggish Islanders offense plagued the team once again, as the Flyers scored two goals in each of the first two periods Sunday to hand the Isles a 4-1 loss at Nassau Coliseum. The loss was the Isles' third in four games and keeps them two points behind the Metropolitan Division-leading Capitals, who picked up a point with an overtime win over the Rangers.

Four different Flyers found the back of the net and Claude Giroux accumulated two assists. Adam Pelech converted an opportunity to get the Islanders on the board late in the third period, but by thenthe game was out of reach. >> Box score


First period:

  • 8:21 PHI Travis Konecny; Assists: Radko Gudas, Robert Hagg 
  • 14:59 PHI Travis Sanheim; Assist: Giroux
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Mar 1, 2019; Newark, NJ, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) battles with New Jersey Devils left wing Kenny Agostino (17) during the second period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports (Catalina Fragoso)
Mar 1, 2019; Newark, NJ, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) battles with New Jersey Devils left wing Kenny Agostino (17) during the second period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports (Catalina Fragoso)

New Jersey-bred James van Riemsdyk wasn't friendly to his hometown team, as he led the Flyers in a 6-3 Devils loss on Friday night. >> Box score


First period:

  • 12:53 PHI James van Riemsdyk (Power Play); Assists: Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek
  • 14:16 PHI James van Riemsdyk; Assists: Ryan Hartman
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Rangers fall 1-0 to Flyers 00:01:29
The New York Rangers need every win they can get in order to get back into playoff contention and Tuesday's loss to the Flyers didn't help.

The Rangers returned from their week-long All-Star break only to come out flat at home against the Flyers in a 1-0 shutout loss.

The Blueshirts put 38 shots on goal but New Jersey native Anthony Stolarz turned each of them away to record his second career shutout to give Philadelphia its fifth straight win while the Rangers snap a three-game winning streak. >> Box score


First period:

  • 1:40 PHI Oskar Lindblom; Assists: Sean Couturier, Jakub Voracek
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Dec 31, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Drew Stafford (18) plays the puck after a save by goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood (29) during the third period of their game against the Vancouver Canucks at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports  (Ed Mulholland)
Dec 31, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Drew Stafford (18) plays the puck after a save by goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood (29) during the third period of their game against the Vancouver Canucks at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)

The arrow appeared to be pointing upward last season for the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils after they each reached the playoffs. But the only race the Flyers and Devils are involved in this season is the one headed for the bottom of the Eastern Conference.

The Flyers and Devils will each look to avoid falling into the Eastern Conference basement Saturday afternoon, when they face each other at Prudential Center.

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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist defends the net against the Philadelphia Flyers in the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Catalina Fragoso/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist defends the net against the Philadelphia Flyers in the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Catalina Fragoso/USA TODAY Sports)

The Rangers did not score once in four rounds during a shootout as they lost to the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score


Shootout:

  • PHI Jakub Voracek: MISS
  • NYR Mats Zuccarello: MISS
  • PHI Claude Giroux: MISS
  • NYR Mika Zibanejad: MISS
  • PHI James van Riemsdyk: MISS
  • NYR Pavel Buchnevich: MISS
  • PHI Nolan Patrick: GOAL
  • NYR Kevin Hayes: MISS
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New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes reacts after scoring a goal against the New York Islanders during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes reacts after scoring a goal against the New York Islanders during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

The sizzling New York Rangers steam into Philadelphia to renew their long and often bitter rivalry with the Flyers on Friday.

The Rangers, who are supposed to be in a rebuild, have won three straight and are 9-1-1 in their last 11 games. They have outscored the opposition 11-3 in the three games, beating the New York Islanders 5-0 Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

That win ended an eight-game losing streak against the Islanders, pulled the Rangers (12-8-2) into a tie for first place in the Metropolitan Division.

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Oct 7, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) in the third period against Buffalo Sabres at Barclays Center. Islanders win 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)
Oct 7, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) in the third period against Buffalo Sabres at Barclays Center. Islanders win 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)

After working overtime to grab a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday and enjoying some turkey the following day, the New York Islanders travel 90 minutes down the New Jersey Turnpike on Friday in a bid to a home-and-home sweep of their Metropolitan Division rival.

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New York Islanders center John Tavares (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Islanders center John Tavares (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)

While Josh Bailey was credited with the game-winning overtime goal in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers, he was quick to credit Islanders forward John Tavares for setting up the goal with impressive puck handling along the boards.

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New York Islanders defenseman Dennis Seidenberg celebrates his goal during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. (John Geliebter/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Islanders defenseman Dennis Seidenberg celebrates his goal during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. (John Geliebter/USA TODAY Sports)

Anthony Beauvillier scored twice in New York's preseason finale as the Islanders beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Sunday at Wells Fargo Center. >> Box score


First period:

  • 2:21 PHI Michael Raffl; Assists: Scott Laughton, Taylor Leier
  • 13:10 NYI Dennis Seidenberg; Assists: Cal Clutterbuck, Stephen Gionta

Second period:

  • 2:22 NYI Anders Lee (power play); Assists: Devon Toews, Joshua Ho-Sang
  • 3:07 NYI Anthony Beauvillier; Assists: Casey Cizikas, Adam Pelech

Third period

  • 0:32 NYI Beauviller (power play); Assists: Mathew Barzal, Ryan Pulock
  • 6:32 PHI Wayne Simmonds (power play); Assists: Shayne Gostisbehere, Jakub Voracek
  • 19:36 NYI Steve Bernier (ENG)
Tags: Anders Lee, Anthony Beauvillier, Cal Clutterbuck, Casey Cizikas, Josh Ho-Sang, Philadelphia Flyers, Stephen Gionta
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 (Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports)
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In split squad games against the Flyers, the Islanders earned a 3-2 win at home while dropping an overtime decision of the same score on the road. >> Read more


Islanders-Flyers Game 1 (PPL Center)

First Period: 

  • 2:24 NYI: Matthew Barzal (Power Play); Assists: Joshua Ho-Sang, Ryan Pulock
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New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello, center Mika Zibanejad and center Oscar Lindberg pose before the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. (Danny Wild/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello, center Mika Zibanejad and center Oscar Lindberg pose before the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. (Danny Wild/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • N/A

Second period:

  • 0:33 PHI Valtteri Filppula; Assist: Jordan Weal
  • 3:57 NYR Mika Zibanejad (power play); Assist: Mats Zuccarello
  • 7:10 NYR Brendan Smith; Assists: Zuccarello, Derek Stepan

Third period:

  • 7:01 NYR Oscar Lindberg; Assists: Dan Girardi, Zuccarello    
  • 9:10 NYR Chris Kreider; Assist: Stepan
  • 17:54 PHI Brayden Schenn; Assist: Shayne Gostisbehere
  • 18:45 PHI Filppula; Assists: Jakub Voracek, Gostisbehere   
Tags: Chris Kreider, Dan Girardi, Derek Stepan, Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad, Oscar Lindberg, Philadelphia Flyers
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New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid makes a glove save during the first period of their game against the Dallas Stars at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)
New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid makes a glove save during the first period of their game against the Dallas Stars at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)

The Flyers scored twice in the first period and cruised to a 3-0 victory over the Devils at The Wells Fargo Center. >> Read more


First Period

7:28 PHI Brayden Schenn (Power Play); Assists: Claude Giroux, Shayne Gostisbehere

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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers' loss 00:01:02
Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan McDonagh and Alain Vigneault reflect on the Rangers' tough 2-0 loss to the the Flyers at the Garden.

Third Period 

  • 6:09 PHI Wayne Simmonds (Power Play); Assists: Brayden Schenn, Jakub Voracek
  • 9:45 PHI Jakub Voracek; Assists: Sean Couturier, Claude Giroux
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New York Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss defends his net in front of Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek during the first period at Barclays Center. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss defends his net in front of Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek during the first period at Barclays Center. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Islanders blew a 2-0 lead and lost in overtime to the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2, Sunday at Barclays Center. >> Read more


First period:

  • 13:25 NYI Nick Leddy

Second period:

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New York Islanders goalie Jean-Francois Berube makes a save against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Islanders goalie Jean-Francois Berube makes a save against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

While these are joyous times for the New York Islanders, these are frustrating circumstances for the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Islanders attempt to get their season-high fourth straight victory while the Flyers look to stop a nine-game road losing streak Sunday night when the Metropolitan Division rivals meet at Barclays Center.

New York put together three straight wins for the third time this season. Their first two attempts to get a fourth consecutive victory have not gone well as the Islanders were handed a 4-3 overtime loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Dec. 4 and a 6-4 drubbing at Minnesota on Dec. 29.

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Dec 8, 2016; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (9) celebrates his goal against Montreal Canadiens with teammates during the third period at Bell Centre. (Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports)
Dec 8, 2016; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (9) celebrates his goal against Montreal Canadiens with teammates during the third period at Bell Centre. (Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports)

First Period 

  • 7:11 NJD Pavel Zacha; Assists: Jacob Josefson, Kyle Quincey
  • 10:49 PHI Travis Konecny; Assists: Nick Cousins, Ivan Provorov

Second Period 

  • 15:51 NJD Kyle Palmieri (Power Play); Assists: P.A. Parenteau, Michael Cammalleri
  • 19:12 NJD Miles Wood; Assists: Michael Cammalleri, Steven Santini
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Jan 13, 2017; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid (1) stops a shot from the Calgary Flames during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome. (Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports)
Jan 13, 2017; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid (1) stops a shot from the Calgary Flames during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome. (Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports)

The Devils go to Philadelphia to play the Flyers at 7 p.m. on Saturday night. 

According to STATS:

  • The Flyers were shellacked, 5-0, by the Capitals at Verizon Center last Sunday, dropping to 2-7-2 in their last 11 games overall. Philadelphia has allowed five or more goals 10 times in 2016-17 -- tied for second most in the NHL (Colorado -- 11).
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Jan 4, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) celebrates his goal with teammates against the Philadelphia Flyers during the second period at Wells Fargo Center. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)
Jan 4, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) celebrates his goal with teammates against the Philadelphia Flyers during the second period at Wells Fargo Center. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

Second Period 

  • 2:08 NYR Kevin Hayes; Assists: Michael Grabner, Brady Skjei

Third Period 

  • 5:01 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Derek Stepan, Mats Zuccarello
  • 11:13 NYR Michael Grabner; Assists: J.T. Miller, Dan Girardi
  • 12:32 PHI Jakub Voracek (Power Play); Assists: Claude Giroux, Shayne Gostisbehere
  • 14:15 PHI Kevin Hayes; Assist: J.T. Miller
  • 17:08 PHI Jakub Voracek; Assists: Michael Del Zotto, Michael Raffl
  • 17:45 NYR Michael Grabner (ENG, unassisted)
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New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac (19) skates during a break in the action during the third period at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland)
New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac (19) skates during a break in the action during the third period at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland)

The Devils (12-13-7) battle against the Flyers (20-11-4) in Newark on Thursday.

According to STATS:

  • Philadelphia beat Washington, 3-2, in a shootout last night, snapping a two-game losing streak, and improving to 11-1-1 in its last 13 tilts overall. The Flyers are 20-11-4 in 2016-17 -- it took them 43 games to garner win No. 20 last season (did so on January 17).
  • The Devils were shellacked, 5-1, at home by the Predators on Tuesday night, and have now dropped seven straight games overall (0-6-1 record). New Jersey has allowed at least five goals five times in its last 13 contests -- tied with Anaheim for most of any NHL club since Thanksgiving.
  • Tonight marks the first of five meetings between the Flyers and Devils in 2016-17. The road team won each of the four tilts in the 2015-16 season series.
  • Claude Giroux lit the lamp unassisted last night, snapping his five-game goalless streak, and giving him 10 markers on the season. Giroux has six points (1g, 5a) during his current three-game scoring streak vs. the Devils.
  • Andy Greene and Damon Severson both assisted on Sergey Kalinin's first goal of the season Tuesday night. New Jersey has gotten just 36 helpers from its blueliners this season -- second fewest of any NHL club.
  • The Flyers are 6-1-1 (.813) in the second of back-to-back games this season -- second best in the league. The Devils are 3-2-2 when facing teams in the second of back-to-backs in 2016-17.

© 2016 by STATS.

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New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider (35) makes a pad save against the New York Rangers during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin)
New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider (35) makes a pad save against the New York Rangers during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin)

When the 2016-17 NHL season started, it was expected that the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils would find themselves battling one another for playoff positioning within the competitive Metropolitan Division.

Nearly three months into the season, though, the Flyers (20-11-4) are on much more solid ground than the Devils (12-13-7), due in large part to recent streaks that have taken the teams in opposite directions.

Philadelphia won ten games in a row from Nov. 27 through Dec. 14, a run which catapulted the Flyers into a comfortable Wild Card position after an uneven 9-10-3 start to the season.

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Jan 29, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers right wing Petr Straka (51) skates against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 29, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers right wing Petr Straka (51) skates against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Devils have acquired forward Peter Straka from the Flyers in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2017 or 2018, the team announced Saturday. 

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Pavel Buchnevich had a goal and an assist for the Rangers Thursday. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Pavel Buchnevich had a goal and an assist for the Rangers Thursday. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Rangers gave up three third-period goals in a 4-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

First Period:

  • 3:32 NYR: Pavel Buchnevich Assists: Dan Girardi, Mika Zibanejad  
  • 3:59 PHI: Mark Streit Assists: Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds

Second Period:

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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (Charles LeClaire/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (Charles LeClaire/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Rangers lost to the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-3, in overtime after coming back from a three-goal deficit on Monday at Wells Fargo Center.

Second Period:

  • 8:41 PHI: Jordan Weal; Assists: Roman Lyubimov, Shayne Gostisbehere
  • 11:20 PHI: Jakub Voracek (power play); Assists: Gostisbehere, Brayden Schenn
  • 12:02 PHI: Travis Konecny (power play); Assists: Nick Cousins, Ivan Provorov
  • 16:23 NYR: Ryan Graves; Assists: J.T. Miller, Robin Kovacs

Third Period:

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The New York Islanders scored three goals in the third period to beat the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-0, on Monday.

Shane Prince scored a power-play goal 4:28 into the period, and Joshua Ho-Sang scored 4 1/2 minutes later to make it 2-0. Michael Dal Colle scored an empty-netter with 2:34 remaining.

Jean-Francois Berube and Christopher Gibson both recorded 14 saves. Berube played 30:41, while Gibson 29:08.

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New Jersey Devils forward Adam Henrique celebrates after scoring a goal. (Eric Bolte/USA Today Sports Images)
New Jersey Devils forward Adam Henrique celebrates after scoring a goal. (Eric Bolte/USA Today Sports Images)

The New Jersey Devils won preseason games against the Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens on Monday.

Nick Lappin scored twice in a 2-0 win over Philadelphia, including an empty-netter with 32 seconds left.

Adam Henrique scored two power-play goals in a 3-2 win against the Canadiens in Montreal. Michael McLeod's third-period goal proved to be the difference after Zach Redmond brought Montreal within one.

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New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Michael Raffl scored the tiebreaking goal early in the second period and added two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Sunday night.

Evgeny Medvedev, Shayne Gostisbehere, Scott Laughton and R.J. Umberger also scored for the Flyers, who trailed 2-0 midway through the first period. Michal Neuvirth stopped 15 shots in the teams' season finale that was a game rescheduled from Jan. 23 due to a blizzard.

Nikolay Kulemin and Matt Martin scored for the Islanders, who finished with the Eastern Conference's top wild card and will face the Atlantic Division champion Florida Panthers in the first round of the playoffs.

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(Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Islanders lost their fourth straight game, falling to the Flyers, 4-1, on Monday.

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New York Islanders center John Tavares skates up ice in the third period against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center. (Tim Heitman/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Islanders center John Tavares skates up ice in the third period against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center. (Tim Heitman/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Islanders face the Philadelphia Flyers at Barclays Center on Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

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New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider congratulates New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid on his first NHL shutout at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports Images)
New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider congratulates New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid on his first NHL shutout at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports Images)

Outstanding goaltending and defense made the New Jersey Devils a perennial playoff participant during the previous two decades.

That same formula may help them get back there after a three-year drought.

The surging Devils vie for a fourth straight win and second over the Philadelphia Flyers in four days when the longtime rivals face off Tuesday night.

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New York Rangers center Derek Stepan carries as Philadelphia Flyers defender Andrew MacDonald follows during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers center Derek Stepan carries as Philadelphia Flyers defender Andrew MacDonald follows during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

Derek Stepan scored twice in the third period to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night.

Derick Brassard scored early and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 21 shots as the Rangers improved to 5-0-1 in their last six games. They also beat the Flyers at home for the 11th time in 12 games.

Brayden Schenn spoiled Lundqvist's shutout with 9.7 seconds left in the third period with his 16th goal of the season, but the Flyers lost for the fifth time in six games. Steve Mason finished with 27 saves.

Tags: Derek Stepan, Derick Brassard, Henrik Lundqvist, Mats Zuccarello, Philadelphia Flyers
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New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique skates during the first period against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. (Bruce Fedyck/USA Today Sports Images)
New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique skates during the first period against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. (Bruce Fedyck/USA Today Sports Images)

Adam Henrique scored a power-play goal 2 minutes, 58 seconds into overtime to lift the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Joseph Blandisi scored in regulation for the Devils, who snapped a three-game road losing streak to improve to 7-2-2 in their last 11 games.

Shayne Gostisbhere scored for the Flyers to set a club record for rookies with a point in 11 straight games.

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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers 00:01:28
The Rangers played a physical game against the Flyers Saturday afternoon and battled their way to a shootout victory.

Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan scored in a shootout to lift the New York Rangers to a 3-2 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Keith Yandle tied it with 12.9 seconds left in regulation and Chris Kreider also scored in regulation for the Rangers, who won consecutive games for just the second time since Nov. 15.

Ryan White scored and Shayne Gostisbehere had a goal and an assist in regulation for the Flyers, who had won three straight. The Rangers improved to 3-2 in tiereakers this season while Philadelphia dropped to 2-5.

Tags: Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan, Henrik Lundqvist, Keith Yandle, Mats Zuccarello, Philadelphia Flyers, Ryan McDonagh
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New York Rangers center J.T. Miller celebrates after scoring the game winning goal against the Vancouver Canucks during overtime of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USATSI)
New York Rangers center J.T. Miller celebrates after scoring the game winning goal against the Vancouver Canucks during overtime of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USATSI)

The New York Rangers face the Philadelphia Flyers on the road Saturday at 1 p.m.

According to STATS:

  • The Flyers have earned at least one standings point in each of their last four games (3-0-1) against the Rangers -- their third-longest such active streak against an opponent (six vs. Blues, five vs. Jets).
  • The Rangers, who have seen their opponents go 3-for-5 on the power play over the last two games, have scored just two power-play goals over their last 15 games.
  • The Flyers, who have won three consecutive games while scoring at least four goals in each contest, have also scored at least one power-play goal in six consecutive games -- the longest active streak in the NHL.
  • So far this season, the Rangers have allowed 33 first-period goals, 43 second-period goals and 53 third-period goals.
  • J.T. Miller has now scored eight goals over his last eight games, after scoring a total of eight goals over his previous 48 games.
  • Wayne Simmonds, who has scored multiple goals in three of his last four games, has scored four goals over his last four games against the Rangers.
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New York Rangers center J.T. Miller celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Wild with teammates during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USATSI)
New York Rangers center J.T. Miller celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Wild with teammates during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USATSI)

Wayne Simmonds' scoring binge has pushed the Philadelphia Flyers to the verge of matching their longest win streak of the season.

The New York Rangers haven't been able to harness J.T. Miller's bevy of goals into an extended run.

Both players have shined in recent matchups between the teams, and Simmonds looks to lead the Flyers to a fourth consecutive victory Saturday.

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New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello skates before a game against the Florida Panthers before a game at BB&T Center. (Robert Mayer/USATSI)
New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello skates before a game against the Florida Panthers before a game at BB&T Center. (Robert Mayer/USATSI)

Mats Zuccarello scored in a shootout and Henrik Lundqvist reached 20 wins for the 11th straight season, leading the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Chris Kreider and J.T. Miller scored in regulation for the Rangers.

Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds scored for Philadelphia, which had won four straight overall and six in a row on home ice.

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New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano talks with his team during the game against the San Jose Sharks in the 3rd period at SAP Center at San Jose. (John Hefti)
New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano talks with his team during the game against the San Jose Sharks in the 3rd period at SAP Center at San Jose. (John Hefti)

(AP) -- Both the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers will hit the Wells Fargo Center ice Tuesday night looking to bounce back after having four-game winning streaks snapped.

One team saw significantly more silver linings in its defeat.

The Islanders managed to earn a point in a seventh straight game despite blowing a third-period lead, while the Flyers didn't take any sort of consolation after a loss in which they were never competitive.

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New Jersey Devils left wing Mike Cammalleri (13) skates with the puck against the Calgary Flames during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 3-2. (Sergei Belski)
New Jersey Devils left wing Mike Cammalleri (13) skates with the puck against the Calgary Flames during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 3-2. (Sergei Belski)

(AP) -- Philadelphia's last meeting against New Jersey was the very beginning of a prolonged slump, but the Flyers hope the next will help them continue their resurgence.

While the Flyers seek a fourth straight win Friday night, the Devils try to avoid a fourth consecutive home defeat.

Philadelphia (10-10-5) has won three in a row and four of five to offset a miserable three-week stretch. The Flyers went 2-7-3 from Oct. 29-Nov. 21, starting with a 4-1 home loss to the Devils, but they have a chance to sweep their three-game road trip.

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The game will go on, for now.

Thats what Philadelphia Flyers officials told the Philadelphia Daily News about the scheduled Sept.?25 preseason matchup between the Flyers and Islanders at Wells Fargo Center. Massive road closures, due to Pope Frances' planned visit to the City of Brotherly Love on Sept. 26 and 27, could affect fans trying to leave the exhibition contest. Nearby Temple University will close its campus on Sept. 25 due to the papal visit the following two days

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The Islanders will play the Flyers in their preseason opener in Allentown, PA on Monday, September 21.

https://twitter.com/NHLFlyers/status/608320063393964032

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UPDATE:?Cal Clutterbuck will not take part in tonight's game due to an undisclosed injury (Staple, Apr. 7).

Here are the lines from warmups at Wells Fargo Center:

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Andrew MacDonald hadn?t been in the visitor?s dressing room since his early days with the New York Islanders, so the experience was a bit of a new one for him on Monday night.

MacDonald, who spent five seasons with the Islanders, returned to Nassau Coliseum for the first time since he was traded on February 4.

?Obviously, my first time back and everything, but I think both sides have moved on,? he told reporters on Monday. ?There?s been quite a bit of time since I?ve left now, so for us we?re just worried about playing well and getting two points.?

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The Islanders made some history in their 1-0 shootout win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday Night at Nassau Coliseum.

The Islanders secured their fifteenth?win through their first 21 games of the season, doing so for the first time in franchise history. The milestone is in large part thanks to the goaltending of Jaroslav Halak, who made 21 saves through 65-minutes of action.

"I thought [Halak] played well," Islander head coach Jack Capuano said. "He's played well for us, both goalies have stepped in, but tonight he knew the guy at the other end was playing pretty well. The chances that he faced, they were some grade A chances there and he came up big for us."

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From the nation's capital to the city of brotherly love, we'll take a look at the 2014-15 Philadelphia Flyers.

The Flyers finished the the 2013-14 regular season with a 42-30-10 record. It was good enough for third in the Metropolitan Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia's run in the post season was a short one however, as they lost in the first round to the New York Rangers.

Following the season the Flyers made some adjustments int he front office. Philadelphia named Paul Holmgren the new team president and Ron Hextall was installed as the team's general manager. Changes to the Flyers roster were minimal in the offseason because of cap space restrictions. The Flyers added forward R.J. Umberger, via a trade, as well as defenseman Nick Schultz and Michael Del Zatto through free agency.

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