Philadelphia takes on New York on 7-game slide
Philadelphia Flyers (13-17-7, sixth in the Metropolitan) vs. New York Islanders (11-13-6, eighth in the Metropolitan)
Elmont; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia aims to break its seven-game slide with a victory against New York.
The Islanders are 6-10-2 against Eastern Conference opponents. New York serves 10.6 penalty minutes per game, the most in the Eastern Conference. Zdeno Chara leads the team serving 57 total minutes.
The Flyers are 3-6-1 against the rest of their division. Philadelphia averages 9.3 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the Eastern Conference. Zack MacEwen leads the team serving 36 total minutes.
The matchup Monday is the first meeting this season between the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Adam Pelech leads the Islanders with a plus-five in 26 games this season. Anders Lee has six goals and two assists over the last 10 games for New York.
Claude Giroux has 29 total points while scoring 11 goals and totaling 18 assists for the Flyers. Joel Farabee has four goals over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 6-3-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.1 assists, 3.5 penalties and 9.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .937 save percentage.
Flyers: 2-5-3, averaging 2.3 goals, 4.2 assists, 3.8 penalties and 10.1 penalty minutes while allowing 3.3 goals per game with a .908 save percentage.
INJURIES: Islanders: Sebastian Aho: out (covid-19).
Flyers: Gerald Mayhew: day to day (upper body), Patrick Brown: out (knee).