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Ryan Poehling Scores but Flyers Lose to Islanders



Flyers defenseman Ronnie Attard in action vs. Islanders (Photo provided by Flyers)

Ryan Poehling scored the Philadelphia Flyers’ first goal of the preseason in a 2-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.

The Poehling goal is the Flyers’ only score through two preseason games.

Poehling scored at 17:38 of the third period with assists from Noah Cates and Scott Laughton. The Flyers had pulled the goaltender to get an extra skater on the ice and capitalized. Poehling played on a line with Nic Deslauriers and Garnet Hathaway.

“I think we’re getting to know each other pretty well,” Poehling said. “I thought we did good in the scrimmages and we’re building off that … We created some offense and didn’t spend much time in the D-zone.”

Felix Sandstrom played the first period and allowed one goal on six shots. Sam Ersson played the final two periods and made 12 saves on 13 shots.

The Islanders’ first goal was scored by Julien Gauthier on the power play. New York was 1-for-4 on the power play. The Flyers were 0-for-3 on the power play.

The Flyers played a stronger game than they did in Monday’s preseason opener, a 6-0 loss at New Jersey. Philadelphia outshot the Islanders, 30-19. Flyers defenseman Ronnie Attard, known for his offense, had five shots in his first preseason action of the season.

Philadelphia’s next preseason game is Friday night at Boston.

Here is the Flyers’ lineup:


Scott Laughton – Noah Cates -Samu Tuomaala
Nic Deslauriers – Ryan Poehling – Garnet Hathaway
Zayde Wisdom – Rhett Gardner- Wade Allison
Brendan Furry – Tanner Laczynski – Cooper Marody


Victor Mete – Ronnie Attard
Adam Ginning – Emil Andrae
Adam Karashik – Louie Belpedio


Felix Sandström
Samuel Ersson

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