It was only about two weeks ago when the New York Islanders handled the Philadelphia Flyers rather rudely in Brooklyn, winning 3-1. Looking to change that story, it probably didn't give the Flyers a very good feeling to fall behind after only 55 seconds. The Flyers played okay the rest of the first period, but trailed 2-1 after one period.
The Flyers came out pushing hard in the second, but Steve Mason allowed a soft goal. Dave Hakstol called for the goalie change as the Flyers mounted a furious attack. The fourth line chipped in a goal, and the Islanders survived by the skin of their teeth as the Flyers threw 40 shot attempts towards the Islander net in the second period alone.
The Flyers ultimately tied the game early in the third, but like the second period the Islanders kept finding ways to keep the puck out of their net. That proved to be enough for the Islanders, eventually claiming two points with a shootout victory.