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Flyers at Isles: Lineups, Notes, Starting Goalies, How to Watch



Bo Horvat, Noah Cates, Philadelphia Flyers
The Isles' Bo Horvat (left) and Flyers' Noah Cates battle for the puck in a Feb. 6 matchup. Photo: AP.

The Philadelphia Flyers will try to salvage a win when they end a four-game road trip Saturday night on Long Island.

They face the Islanders — a team in a fierce playoff fight — at 7:30 p.m.

New York (89 points), Florida (89), and Pittsburgh (88) are battling for the Eastern Conference’s two wild-card spots. Each team has three games remaining.

“Every game is a must-win at this point,” Islanders defenseman Adam Pelech said.

The Flyers are 0-3 on the trip, having lost to Pittsburgh, 4-2; St. Louis, 4-2; and Dallas,  4-1. The Flyers’ power play went a combined 0 for 10 in those three games.

This is the final meeting between the Philadelphia Flyers (29-36-13) and Isles (40-30-9) this season. New York has sandwiched 5-2 and 2-1 wins around a 3-1 Flyers victory.

Flyers’ expected lineup










Hart (21-22-10, 2.92 GAA, .908 SP)

Islanders’ expected lineup










Sorokin (29-21-7, 2.38, .924)


With four games left in the season, James van Riemsdyk, who turns 34 next month, has 299 career goals. … Both teams have awful power plays. The Flyers are last (32nd) in the NHL, clicking at just 15.3%; the Isles are 30th (15.9%). Philly’s PP is 0 for 12 in its last four games. … New York’s PK is eighth (81.9%), while the Flyers’ is 27th (74.8%). … The Isles are in the playoff hunt because of their stellar defense — they rank fourth in the NHL in goals allowed per game (2.66). The Flyers are 23rd (3.33). … Kevin Hayes has 12 goals in 36 career games vs. the Isles. He snapped a 23-game goal-less drought Thursday in Dallas. … Carter Hart will play in his 200th career game. … New York’s Zach Parise has been a Flyers-killer in his career (25 goals, 47 points in 55 games). … Mathew Barzal has not played since Feb. 18 because of an injury. … After Saturday, the Flyers have three games left — Boston (Sunday), Columbus (Tuesday) and at Chicago on Thursday. … The Flyers lead the all-time series against the Islanders, 144-100-44

How to watch, listen

TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia at 7:30 p.m. Radio: 97.5, The Fanatic.

How to bet

FanDuel moneyline: Flyers plus-220, Islanders minus-275.

Pick: Isles, 4-2.

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