UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The Islanders playoff hopes took another step forward Tuesday night, as they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1. Matt Moulson, Michael Grabner, John Tavares, and Casey Cizikas all scored for the Isles. Check out my game story for New York Hockey Journal here.
The view of the old barn from Charles Lindbergh Boulevard.
The Zambonis cleaning the ice before the first period. And of course the Islander blimp.
Evgeni Nabokov leads the Islanders out onto the ice at the start of the game.
The Flyers made their way onto the ice. They didn’t get as friendly reception as the home team did.
As small contingent of Flyers fans made the trip to Long Island.
The Isles honor a veteran every home game. Tuesday night’s honoree was Master Sargent Eric Carver.
Matt Moulson tied the game with 4:24 left to play in the first period. Brad Boyes showed off a bit of skill then fed Moulson the puck.
During the intermission people rode a zamboni.
First intermission contest. They had to push their partner as far as they could. Furthest won.
Matt Martin and Brayden Schenn went at it after Martin accidentally ran into goaltender Steve Mason. After a few punches Martin got the better of Schenn.
Michael Grabner scored late in the second period and gave the Islanders the lead. Colin McDonald found Grabner in the slot on a rush by the Islanders third line. The goal began the turnaround from the sloppy play the Islanders had been exhibiting.
This was the score after two periods.
Some more intermission shenanigans
And I enjoyed this piece of cake!
John Tavares heads up the ice.
John Tavares shooting the puck
John Tavares scores.
Casey Cizikas scored on the empty net moments later to make it 4-1…
And that’s how the game ended.
Jack Capuano adresses a large crowd of reporters after the game.