Philadelphia Flyers at New York Islanders
Philadelphia Flyers Preview
The Philadelphia Flyers look to continue their torrid play on Tuesday when they open a three-game road trip against the New York Islanders at Barclays Center. The Flyers improved to 8-2-1 in their past 11 contests with a 4-1 victory over the visiting Florida Panthers on Monday. Captain Claude Giroux has scored a goal in each of his last two outings after being mired in a career-high-tying, 13-game goal drought.
The 32-year-old, who also tallied in Philadelphia’s 5-3 setback to the Islanders on Oct. 27, has 54 points (18 goals, 36 assists) in 51 career meetings with the Isles. Jakub Voracek scored and set up a goal in the October encounter at New York, and he has three assists in his past two games overall.
New York Islanders Preview
The New York Islanders enter their Tuesday home contest against the Philadelphia Flyers having recorded at least a point in 14 consecutive regular-season games (11-0-3) at Barclays Center. The Islanders, who are 6-0-3 in Brooklyn this season, improved to 4-1-2 in their past seven contests overall after skating to a 5-3 road victory over the Washington Capitals on Monday.
Anthony Beauvillier recorded his 10th career multi-goal performance in that contest and carries a career-high, six-game point streak (five goals, three assists) into Tuesday’s tilt. The 22-year-old also tallied twice in New York’s 4-3 shootout victory over Philadelphia on Nov. 16. Brock Nelson, who leads the team in goals (21), had three assists on Monday to lift his point total to eight (two goals, six assists) in his past six games.