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Islanders vs Flyers Game Three: Odds, Lineups, TV and more

TORONTO, ONTARIO - AUGUST 26: Jean-Gabriel Pageau #44 of the New York Islanders is congratulated by his teammate, Casey Cizikas #53, after scoring the game-tying goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during the third period in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on August 26, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - AUGUST 26: Jean-Gabriel Pageau #44 of the New York Islanders is congratulated by his teammate, Casey Cizikas #53, after scoring the game-tying goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during the third period in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on August 26, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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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.

Game Recap. Islanders drop Game 2 to Flyers after impressive comeback

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

Betting Odds

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.

3. 106. Prediction. 2. 68

Projected Lineups

7. 106. . 1-1. . New York Islanders

The Islanders have a big question for their lineup going in to game three. Who starts in net?

Semyon Varlamov has played extremely well this postseason and was off his game yesterday, while Thomas Greiss stepped in, in relief for Varlamov and stopped 18 out of 19 shots faced.

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.

Besides in net, the Islanders are expected to make one change up front: Derick Brassard is projected to come back into the lineup for Ross Johnston, after being scratched the past three game.

The Isles are not expected to make any changes on defense.

The Islanders are projected to lineup like this:

Lee-Barzal-Eberle
Beauvillier-Nelson-Bailey
Johnston-Pageau-Brassard
Martin-Cizikas-Clutterbuck

Pelech-Pulock
Toews-Mayfield
Leddy-Greene

Varlamov (Greiss)

68. . 1-1. . Philadelphia Flyers. 1

The Flyers made some changes going into Game two and it seemed to spark them.

Philly inserted James van Riemsdyk and Robert Hagg into their lineup and both played well. Hagg was tied for best plus/minus on Philly with a plus two rating.

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:

Giroux-Coutrier-Voracek
Farabee-Hayes-Konecny
VanRiemsdyk-Grant-Aube Kubel
Raffl-Thompson-Pitlick

Provorov-Niskanen
Sanheim-Myers
Hagg-Braun

Hart (Elliott)

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Where to Catch the Game

TV: NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS
Radio: 88.7FM 103.9FM 98.7FM

*All Stats Provided by the NHL*

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