The New York Islanders will be taking on the Philadelphia Flyers in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here’s the schedule for those games.
After advancing past the Capitals in five games, the Islanders were playing the waiting game to see if the Flyers would advance or if they’d be taking on Boston in round two. Philly took care of business in Game 6, so it will officially be Islanders and Flyers in Round two.
During the 2019-2020 season, the Islanders went 3-0 against the Flyers and are 5-2 since Barry Trotz took over two years ago. The last time these two teams played was February, and obviously a lot has changed since then so it’s hard to look at the regular season and project what will happen over a playoff series.
What I can tell you is this, the Flyers are the worst team left in the playoffs in expected goals, high danger chances, and 5v5 possession. The Barry Trotz system should, in theory, be able to thrive against a team like that.
Here’s the schedule for each game in the series:
The Isles will have to wait until Monday, getting three days off in a row before having to play again. Game 2 will be a matinee on Wednesday with a 3:00 pm start time and then the Isles have their first back to back of the series getting right back after it on Thursday this week.
Game 4 will be a noon start on Saturday with games on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday if necessary with the start times to be determined.
The Islanders are 14-2 under Barry Trotz in the second game of a back to back, so you’d have to imagine a slight advantage to the Islanders there. It’s not going to be an easy series, the Flyers are 7-2 in the playoffs so far, but matchup wise I think it’s a fit for the Islanders.
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