April 10, 2013
Photo Diary: Islanders Defeat the Flyers 4-1

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

PRE-GAME


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The view of the old barn from Charles Lindbergh Boulevard.

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The Zambonis cleaning the ice before the first period. And of course the Islander blimp.

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Evgeni Nabokov leads the Islanders out onto the ice at the start of the game. 

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The Flyers made their way onto the ice. They didn’t get as friendly reception as the home team did. 

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As small contingent of Flyers fans made the trip to Long Island. 

GAME TIME

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The Isles honor a veteran every home game. Tuesday night’s honoree was Master Sargent Eric Carver. 

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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. 

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During the intermission people rode a zamboni.

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First intermission contest. They had to push their partner as far as they could. Furthest won. 

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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.

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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. 

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This was the score after two periods. 

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Some more intermission shenanigans

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And I enjoyed this piece of cake!

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John Tavares heads up the ice.

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John Tavares shooting the puck

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John Tavares scores. 

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Casey Cizikas scored on the empty net moments later to make it 4-1…

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And that’s how the game ended. 

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POST GAME

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Jack Capuano adresses a large crowd of reporters after the game. 

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