The Philadelphia Flyers returned from their bye week to continue a slumping trend that has them dropping from the dominant Metropolitan Divisions gang of five and falling even out of the wild card spots after last night’s loss to the New Jersey Devils.
They’ve lost five of six, won just two of their last 10 and three of their last 15, and visit New York tonight while on a three-game losing streak.
The New York Islanders are still in last place in the Eastern Conference, though thanks to a three-game win streak they are just four points behind the Flyers with three games in hand.
Both teams are playing the second half of a back-to-back, with the Islanders bringing Doug Weight to 2-0 as head coach after a 4-2 home win over the Los Angeles Kings last night.
Thomas Greiss gets the start in goal after Jean-Francois Berube played last night. Greiss is riding a two-game shutout streak that spans two coaches.
For the Flyers, Steve Mason may get the start after Michal Neuvirth played last night.
Of the injured Isles, Travis Hamonic and Andrew Ladd definitely remain out but Cal Clutterbuck and Johnny Boychuk might be ready, according to Weight via the official site.
UPDATE: Clutterbuck and Boychuk are indeed in; Scott Mayfield comes out, forward scratch TBD.
How to Watch
This is an earlier start, 6 p.m. at Barclays Center.
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