WATCH LIVE: Flyers visit Islanders on NBCSN
NBCSN’s coverage of the 2019-20 NHL season continues with Tuesday’s matchup between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders. Coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports app by clicking here.
With their win last night, the Flyers moved into the second Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. They are just one point behind the Islanders, who sit third in the Metro. The Islanders moved into third place in the Metro with their win over the division-leading Capitals last night. They are looking to make the playoffs for the second straight season under Barry Trotz after reaching the Second Round last year.
The Flyers have alternated missing and making the playoffs in each of the past seven seasons. Last season, Philadelphia finished 16 points outside the playoffs but have turned things around under new head coach Alain Vigneault, who led each of his previous two teams (Vancouver and New York Rangers) to the Stanley Cup Final.
After going 13 games without a goal, Flyers captain Claude Giroux has now scored in two straight games. With three points (1G-2A) in Saturday’s win against Washington, Giroux reached 800 points for his NHL career (now 801 points in 876 games). He is the 4th player in Flyers history to reach 800 points.
This is the first of a three-game road trip for the Flyers, facing the Islanders tonight before heading down to Florida to take on the Panthers and Lightning. The Flyers have recently improved their play on the road, winning two straight road games and taking points in each of their last five on the road (3-0-2).
This game will be played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn as the Islanders continue to split their home games with Nassau Coliseum. Despite the complaints from both fans and players, the Islanders have been excellent at the Barclays Center recently. They’ve not lost in regulation in Brooklyn this season (6-0-3).
The Islanders have continued to rotate Thomas Greiss and Semyon Varlamov in net. With Greiss earning the win last night against Washington, it looks to be Varlamov’s turn tonight. While the two have had almost identical numbers this season, Varlamov has struggled as of late, losing seven of his last nine starts (2-6-1).
[COVERAGE BEGINS AT 6 P.M. ET ON NBCSN]
WHAT: Philadelphia Flyers at New York Islanders WHERE: Barclays Center WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6 p.m. ET TV: NBCSN LIVE STREAM: You can watch the Islanders-Flyers stream on NBC Sports’ live stream page and the NBC Sports app.
FLYERS Claude Giroux - Sean Couturier - Jakub Voracek Joel Farabee - Kevin Hayes - Travis Konecny James van Riemsdyk - Scott Laughton - Tyler Pitlick Michael Raffl - Connor Bunnaman - Nicolas Aube-Kubel
Ivan Provorov - Matt Niskanen Travis Sanheim - Philippe Myers Robert Hagg - Justin Braun
Starting goalie: Brian Elliott
ISLANDERS Anders Lee - Mathew Barzal - Jordan Eberle Anthony Beauvillier - Brock Nelson - Josh Bailey Kiefer Bellows - Derick Brassard - Michael Dal Colle Matt Martin - Casey Cizikas - Leo Komarov
Devon Toews - Ryan Pulock Nick Leddy - Johnny Boychuk Noah Dobson - Scott Mayfield
Starting goalie: Semyon Varlamov
Brendan Burke and Brian Boucher will call the action at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Kathryn Tappen will anchor studio coverage alongside analysts Patrick Sharp and Ben Lovejoy.