It was the first time the New York Islanders had lost back-to-back games since December 6th, 2018. What can we learn from the 4-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers?
Its incredible to think that he New York Islanders hadn’t seen the Philadelphia Flyers since October 27th, 2018. That’s just over four months without a game against a divisional rival. Incredible.
But that just means with the month and a bit left in the season, the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers will be getting to know each other fairly well before the seasons end.
Details on 4-1 Loss
For some reason, the Islanders just didn’t have it against the Flyers tonight. For the first few minutes of the opening period, the Islanders even looked like the better team as they raced to a 6-0 lead in shots. But that quickly fell apart.
The Islanders just didn’t seem to have much fight (even though Jordan Eberle did literally fight). But what I mean is that they just weren’t hard to play against.
They lost board battles too easily. The Flyers walked right into the Isles slot (while the opposite was far from true). The Isles just didn’t make it hard on a team that was 7-3-1 going into this afternoon’s game.
It happens though. The New York Islanders put themselves in a good position to score a number of times (they generated 20 high-danger chances for), they just couldn’t convert on most of them. How they bounce back from this loss will be telling.
Now that the game is over, what can we takeaway from the Islanders loss to the Flyers?