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Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders aim to fluster the Philadelphia Flyers once again on Wednesday when they play Game 2 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference second-round series in Toronto.
Varlamov extended his active shutout streak to 136 minutes, 20 seconds on Monday after turning aside all 29 shots he faced in New York’s 4-0 victory in the series opener. The 32-year-old Russian is 40 seconds shy of establishing a franchise playoff record, set by Hockey Hall of Famer Billy Smith during the 1980 postseason.
Veteran defenseman Andy Greene opened the scoring with his first postseason goal in over 10 years and later prevented the Flyers from tallying with one of his four blocked shots. Captain Anders Lee has scored four goals in his last six games.
Philadelphia Flyers odds
The Philadelphia Flyers aim to solve Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders on Wednesday when they play Game 2 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference second-round series in Toronto.
The Flyers failed to convert on any of their 29 shots on goal in a series-opening 4-0 setback on Monday. Philadelphia’s top-five goal-scorers in the regular season — Travis Konecny (24), Kevin Hayes (23), Sean Couturier (22), captain Claude Giroux (21) and James van Riemsdyk (19) — have combined for one goal in the playoffs.
Hayes, who scored that goal in Friday’s 3-2 series-clinching victory over Montreal, was denied on a breakaway on Monday. The Flyers have mustered just 11 goals in their last seven games after totaling 11 during their three contests in the round-robin format.