The Flyers Tuesday night did everything but win the hockey game against the New York Islanders at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Flyers totally dominated the Islanders all night long but they faced a goalie in the Islanders' Evgeni Zabokov who was just totally on his game and won the game for the Islanders in a shootout against the Flyers, 1-0. The Flyers also outshoot the Islanders, 45-18 but still could not solve Zabokov and they suffered their third consecutive loss.
Evgeni Zabokov made 45 saves and Frans Nielsen and John Tavares scored on Ilya Bryzgalov in a shootout, helping the New York Islanders beat the Flyers, 1-0 Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Zabokov was just sensational for the New York Islanders turning aside every shot he faced, including two in the shootout. He recorded his 52nd career shutout and second this season. The last place Islanders are 6-1-2 in their last nine games and 11-5-2 in their last 18 games.
The Flyers were coming off loses to the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers this past weekend. The Flyers hoped to rebound against a New York Islanders team they had dominated but the Flyers just could not figure out Nabokov in Tuesday nights game.
The Flyers are 1-5 in shootouts this season and are 20-39 in their history which happens to be the worst in the NHL.
Ilya Bryzgalov played very well in goal for the Flyers and he recorded his 25th career shutout but he was not good in the shootout. The Flyers which have struggled in the first period as of late in games. The Flyers came out against the Islanders and outshot them, 10-7 but the game was scoreless at the end of the period. The Flyers entered the game on Tuesday night with just three wins in their last eight games and were outscored 7-2 in the first periods in those games.
The Flyers also entered the game Tuesday night with 23 wins over the New York Islanders in their last 25 meetings. The Islanders with Nabokov in goal beat the Flyers, 4-1 on January 19th at the Wells Fargo Center. It was their first victory at the Wells Fargo Center since 2007.