As the Flyers did on Saturday, when they extended their winning streak to four games, the Flyers spent most of Thursday night's game against the Islanders clinging to life. Aside from a three-minute stretch at the end of the second period, they succeeded.
They even had a chance to win. A 2-0 lead was lost late in the second. A 1-0 deficit in the deciding shootout was erased and the Flyers had two shots at the win. They couldn't score when it counted and the Islanders eventually took the game, 3-2, in a shootout.
"We left the extra point out there," Steve Mason said following the loss. It wasn't the first time the Flyers netminder had uttered that line.