NHL Game Summary - NY Islanders at Philadelphia
(Thursday, October 30th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 3, NY Islanders 2 (OT)
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Jeff Carter's second goal of the game came with 22.9 seconds to play in overtime as the Philadelphia Flyers downed the New York Islanders, 3-2, at the Wachovia Center.
On the power play in the extra session after Frans Nielsen was called for holding, Mike Richards fired a hard pass from the right boards that hit off the stick of an Islander defender and went to Carter, who wristed it home from the left side for the win.
Mike Knuble had the other goal while Martin Biron made 34 saves for the Flyers, who have won four straight after starting the season with six straight losses.
Bill Guerin and Andy Hilbert each had a goal while Joey MacDonald made 25 saves for the Islanders, who have dropped their past five games.
The Flyers struck first at the 7:45 mark of the opening period. After a right circle faceoff win, Simon Gagne dug the puck out and dished it back to Steve Eminger at the right point. Eminger passed the puck back down to Gagne, who immediately sent it to the slot, where Knuble one-timed it past MacDonald.
The Islanders tied the game 2 1/2 minutes later on the power play as Mark Streit fired a pass from the right point to the high slot where Guerin one- timed it past Biron.
Philadelphia, though, took the lead into the first intermission as Ossi Vaananen blasted a shot from the right point that Carter, parked in front of the net, redirected past MacDonald for a 2-1 lead with 4:31 left in the frame.
The second period was a scoreless affair as Biron made 13 saves and MacDonald stopped all eight shots he faced.
New York, though, tied the game with 7:20 to play in the third. Off a left circle faceoff win, Hilbert had the puck along the right side of the net and he banked a shot off of Vaananen that went past Biron.
The Islanders started the overtime with a power play, but Biron made several nice saves to keep the score tied.
Philadelphia next plays on Sunday when it will host Edmonton...New York hosts Montreal on Saturday...Knuble has a four-game goal-scoring streak...Before the game, the Flyers acquired forward Josh Gratton from Nashville for defenseman Tim Ramholt...Philadelphia has won five straight and eight of nine against the Islanders...New York went 1-for-3 on the power play while Philadelphia went 1- for-4.
10/30 22:10:25 ET