The Flyers defeated the Islanders, 5-2, on Nov. 23 from Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers and Islanders play a home-and-home series starting on Saturday night. (Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com)
Thanks to the glorified skills competition that is the shootout, the Philadelphia Flyers were denied another point in the standings on Thursday at the hands of the Nashville Predators. It marked the team’s third loss in the last four games.
The Flyers are in the midst of a crucial stretch of games against a mix of teams. In some cases, like this back-to-back stretch with the New York Islanders, the Flyers have to deal with a team low in the standings but playing well.
The first game of this home-and-home series is in Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center. The opening face-off is set for 7 p.m. tonight.