Isles Blank the Flyers to Take Game 1

New York Islanders v. Philadelphia Flyers
Game 1

Game Recap

In Toronto the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders kick start their Second Round series. In the first period the Islanders would swarm the Flyers in their own zone, and it would pay off as Andy Green would net his first goal of the postseason, and first playoff goal since 2010, to give the Islanders the 1-0 lead. The Flyers would generate a little offense, but the Islanders would just continue to swarm the Flyers in their own zone, but Carter Hart would be up to the task as he would make some spectacular saves to keep the Islanders with only one goal on the board. At the end of the first period the Islanders would out shoot the Flyers 15-4.


In the second period the Flyers offense would come alive as they would generate 15 shots to the Islanders 7, but Semyon Varlamov would shut the door on the Flyers to keep the 1-0 lead for New York.


Come the third period the Flyers would start the period with some good offensive zone time, but the Islanders would grind it out in the Flyers zone and Jean-Gabriel Pageau would score in the slot area to give the Islanders the 2-0 lead. However, the Islanders wouldn’t stop there as captain Anders Lee would net his fourth of the postseason, and with 7:39 left in regulation Devon Toews would hit the empty net, which why would you pull your goalie down three with around eight minutes left in the game I’ll never understand, to give the Islanders the 4-0 victory and the 1-0 series lead.



New York Islanders

Anders Lee — Mathew Barzal — Jordan Eberle

Anthony Beauvillier — Brock Nelson — Josh Bailey

Derick Brassard — Jean-Gabriel Pageau — Leo Komarov

Matt Martin — Casey Cizikas — Cal Clutterbuck

Adam Pelech — Ryan Pulock

Devon Toews — Scott Mayfield

Nick Leddy — Andy Greene

Semyon Varlamov

Thomas Greiss

Scratched: Michael Dal Colle, Ross Johnston, Otto Koivula, Tom Kuhnhackl, Andrew Ladd, Sebastian Aho, Johnny Boychuk, Noah Dobson, Thomas Hickey, Christopher Gibson

Unfit to play: None


Philadelphia Flyers

Michael Raffl — Sean Couturier — Jakub Voracek

Joel Farabee — Kevin Hayes — Travis Konecny

Nicolas Aube-Kubel — Claude Giroux — Scott Laughton

Derek Grant — Nate Thompson — Tyler Pitlick

Ivan Provorov — Matt Niskanen

Travis Sanheim — Philippe Myers

Shayne Gostisbehere — Justin Braun

Carter Hart

Brian Elliott

Scratched: Andy Andreoff, James van Riemsdyk, Connor Bunnaman, Morgan Frost, Oskar Lindblom, Mark Friedman, Robert Hagg, Andy Welinski, Egor Zamula, Alex Lyon, Kirill Ustimenko

Unfit to play: None


Box Score

First Period:

NYI Goal – 6:06 – Andy Greene (1) from Brock Nelson (5)

PHI Penalty – 19:24 – Derek Grant 2 minutes for Interference


Second Period:



Third Period:

NYI Goal – 2:54 – Jean-Gabriel Pageau (5) from Leo Komarov (2) and Adam Pelech (3)

NYI Goal – 8:50 – Anders Lee (4) from Mathew Barzal (5) and Jordan Eberle (3)

NYI ENG – 12:21 – Devon Toews (1) from unassisted

NYI Penalty – 14:39 – Mathew Barzal 2 minutes for High Sticking

NYI Penalty – 16:09 – Brock Nelson 2 minutes for Holding

PHI Penalty – 16:09 – Matt Niskanen 2 minutes for Slashing

NYI – 4PHI – 0

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