October 2, 2023

Flyers sweep the Islanders in OT win


Derik Hamilton/Associated Press

Coming off of Scott Laughton’s overtime heroics, the Philadelphia Flyers looked to sweep their two-game series against the New York Islanders on Sunday night. After being scratched Saturday night, Travis Konecny would return to the lineup in place of Samuel Morin, and both teams would rotate goaltenders.

For the second time in as many nights, the Flyers and Islanders needed extra time to find a winner. And the Flyers got it the win with a Kevin Hayes winner.


Period 1

The Islanders won the opening faceoff, and the game was underway!

The first prnalty of the night was called on Provorov as he got sent to the box for cross-checking. Islanders went on the first power play of the game. The Flyers killed the power play.

Pelech got called for for elbowing about halfway threw the first, and the Flyers go on their first power play of the evening.

During the power play, Nelson went off for hooking Voracek. Flyers got 1:17 of five-on-three.

Both penalties killed by New York.

Right after quite a disappointing five-on-three by the Flyers, Raffl got caught for hooking, and the Islanders went back on the power play. Flyers killed.

With 1:18 left in the firs, van Riemsdyk gave a short pass to Farabee, who slashed the puck right under cross-bar and into the net to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead! It’s van Riemsdyk’s fourth-straight game with a goal.

Period stats:

Flyers: 6 shots on goal, 6 hits, 7 faceoffs won, 4 penalty minutes.

Islanders: 13 shots on goal, 7 hits, 12 faceoffs won, 4 penalty minutes.

After 20 minutes, the Flyers lead 1-0.

Period 2

25 seconds into the period and Patrick went to the box for hooking. Islanders power play.

The power play, unfortunately, didn’t last very long as Leddy shot the puck off the post, off Elliots pad, and into the net. Leddy’s PPG makes it 1-1.

Less than two minutes later, Myers slapped the puck across the ice to Sanhiem, who passed to Farabee in the middle, who passed it to van Riemsdyk down next to the goal, van Riemsdyk passed it back to Farabee who shot the puck right over Sorokin’s blocker and into the net. Flyers take the lead 2-1.

Barzal called for holding. Flyers went to the power play. During the Flyers’ power play, Sanheim took a hooking penalty. It was four-on-four for a few seconds, than it was a power play for the Islanders. Both penalties were killed.

As it’s been the theme of the night, another penalty! This one was a holding call on Patrick. Islanders went to the power play. Power play killed.

Myers slapped the puck at the net. Laughton and Farabee, both in front of the net, throw their stick at the flying puck. It appeared that the puck hit Farabee’s stick. The goal was credited to Farabee for his third goal of the game and his first hat trick of his career! 3-1 Flyers.

Period stats:

Flyers: 12 shots on goal, 5 hits, 12 faceoffs won, 6 penalty minutes.

Islanders: 9 shots on goal, 4 hits, 13 faceoffs won, 2 penalty minutes.

After two, the score is 3-1 Flyers lead.

Period 3

1:03 into the third and Bailey deflects the puck past Elliot and into the net to make the score 3-2.

Patrick got driven head first into the boards. He wasn’t getting up. Nobody seemed to care as play continued. Patrick eventually got up and he went right to the bench. He would come in a few shifts later.

Lee would then head down the ice. Two Flyers got to him. Lee passed it to a wide-pen Barzal who tapped the puck into the net to tie up the game.

Myers would go to the box for holding. Islanders went to the power play. Flyers, thankfully, get a huge power play kill to keep the game tied with 7:05 left.

As scary as the final five minutes were, regulation would end in a tie and we would head to overtime for the second-straight night.


Barzal caught Laughton with a high stick. Flyers had a power lay for the remainder of overtime (1:20).

Hayes shot the puck, bounced off of the blocker Sorokin. Giroux got it, passed it back to Hayes, who shot the puck into the net for power play goal overtime winner!

Game stats:

Flyers: 29 shots on goal, 15 hits, 27 faceoffs won, 12 penalty minutes.

Islanders: 36 shots on goal, 19 hits, 26 faceoffs won, 8 penalty minutes.

3 stars:

  1. Joel Farabee (3 goals)
  2. James van Riemsdyk (3 assists)
  3. Kevin Hayes (OT goal)

The 7-2-1 Flyers will play the 5-1-2 Boston Bruins Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 8:00 P.M. E.S.T. in Boston.

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