The New York Islanders look to bounce back in game three against the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at 7 p.m. Heres everything to know about the matchup.
There is no time to live in the past for the New York Islanders going into game three. The blue and orange have a great chance to right their wrongs from game two and take a series lead going into the weekend.
Yesterday was the first time the Flyers beat the Islanders this season. The Flyers started the game strong with three quick first period goals to silence the Isles, which led to Semyon Varlamov getting pulled. With Thomas Greiss in net, the Islanders crawled their way back and eventually tied the game. Philly had the last laugh in overtime, with a goal by Philippe Myers to win the game 4-3 and even the series at one game a piece.
Tonight will be the first time the Islanders will be the home team in this series. So far this postseason the blue and orange are 3-1 as the “home” team.
Tale of the Tape
The Islanders come into today as the the slight underdogs, courtesy of the Action network.
The Underdogs are a great play in this one. These Isles and Flyers matchup extremely well and that shows by no one really calling in outright favorite.
I expect tonight to be another close matchup. I expect the Islanders to come out strong in the first after letting up three goals in yesterday’s first period.
The Islanders have a big question for their lineup going in to game three. Who starts in net?
Barry Trotz did not give many hints as to who the Isles may start tonight.
Most people believe Trotz will put Varlamov back in net. Varlamov is second in the NHL in GAA (1.76) and is one of the reasons the Islanders are in this position.
The Isles are not expected to make any changes on defense.
The Islanders are projected to lineup like this:
The Flyers made some changes going into Game two and it seemed to spark them.
After winning game two the Flyers are not projected to make any changes to their lineup for tonight’s game.
Carter Hart is expected to be in net in game three after stopping 27 of 29 shots and getting the win yesterday.
The Flyers are projected to lineup like this:
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Where to Catch the Game
TV: NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS
Radio: 88.7FM 103.9FM 98.7FM
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