A seven-game points streak came to an end on Friday night against the Ottawa Senators. Having already missed out on a possible two points to start the weekend, the Flyers get another tough test on Saturday night, against a team riding a 13-game points streak.

The New York Islanders have won 12 games on their 13-game points streak, including a 5-3 win over the Flyers on Oct. 27. They bring that streak into Philadelphia next.

Game time is at 7 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPNew York IslandersGPGAP
Travis Konecny1981119Mathew Barzal178816
Oskar Lindblom198614Josh Bailey176713
Sean Couturier195813Brock Nelson174812
Claude Giroux195813Derick Brassard176511
Jake Voracek 194913Anders Lee175510
Player to Watch
28 Claude Giroux13 Mathew Barzal
Last 5 Games: 1 G, 1 A, 2 P, -1Last 5 Games: 2 G, 3 A, 5 P, +4
Scoring has been a problem for the Flyers, and they need some of their top veterans to step up. Claude Giroux is certainly among the group. Giroux scored a big goal in Wednesday's game against Washington to earn a point in the standings and the Flyers need a similar effort on Saturday.
Mathew Barzal is right at the top of the Islanders production. He has 16 points in 17 games, but has five points in the last three games, including two straight games with a goal and an assist.
Projected Goalie Matchup
37 Brian Elliott1 Thomas Greiss
9 GP, 4-2-1, 2.88 GAA, .909 SV%9 GP, 7-1-0, 1.88 GAA, .942 SV%

Brian Elliott gets back in net for the back end of a back-to-back for the Flyers. His last two starts came against Toronto. He made 23 saves in a shootout loss on Nov. 2 and 38 saves in a shootout win on Nov. 9.

Thomas Greiss has been one of the top goalies in the league this season. Greiss has won six straight starts and allowed two goals or less in each. He made 37 saves in a win against Florida last Saturday in his last start.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Injuries: Nolan Patrick, Scott Laughton

Scratches: Chris Stewart, Robert Hagg

Left WingCenterRight Wing
49 Joel Farabee28 Claude Giroux93 Jake Voracek
23 Oskar Lindblom14 Sean Couturier11 Travis Konecny
25 James van Riemsdyk13 Kevin Hayes81 Carsen Twarynski
18 Tyler Pitlick12 Michael Raffl10 Andy Andreoff
9 Ivan Provorov15 Matt Niskanen
53 Shayne Gostisbehere61 Justin Braun
6 Travis Sanheim5 Phil Myers
37 Brian Elliott79 Carter Hart

Lineup Notes

With no morning skate ahead of Saturday's game, any lineup changes will not be known until warmups.

Islanders Projected Lineup

Injuries: Matt Martin, Tom Kuhnhackl

Scratches: Noah Dobson, Ross Johnston

Left WingCenterRight Wing
27 Anders Lee13 Mathew Barzal7 Jordan Eberle
18 Anthony Beauvillier29 Brock Nelson10 Derick Brassard
28 Michael Dal Colle53 Casey Cizikas15 Cal Clutterbuck
12 Josh Bailey21 Otto Koivula 47 Leo Komarov
3 Adam Pelech6 Ryan Pulock
2 Nick Leddy55 Johnny Boychuk
25 Devon Toews24 Scott Mayfield
1 Thomas Greiss40 Semyon Varlamov

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (T-15th), Islanders (10th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (7th), Islanders (5th)
  • Recent History vs. Islanders
    • Oct. 27, 2018 - Islanders 6, Flyers 1 (at PHI)
    • March 3, 2019 - Flyers 4, Islanders 1 (at NYI)
    • March 9, 2019 - Flyers 5, Islanders 2 (at NYI)
    • March 23, 2019 - Islanders 4, Flyers 2 (at PHI)
    • Oct. 27, 2019 - Islanders 5, Flyers 3 (at NYI)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Islanders
    • Claude Giroux - 50 GP, 18 G, 36 A, 54 P
    • Jake Voracek - 40 GP, 6 G, 27 A, 33 P
    • James van Riemsdyk - 35 GP, 11 G, 16 A, 27 P
    • Shayne Gostisbehere - 17 GP, 3 G, 10 A, 13 P
    • Brian Elliott - 17 GP, 8-1-6, 2.55 GAA, .915 SV%
  • Milestone Watch
    • Jake Voracek needs one goal to reach 200 for his career.
    • Kevin Hayes needs four goals to reach 100 for his career.

Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic

Kevin Durso is Flyers insider for 97.3 ESPN and Flyers editor for SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.

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