Phi 0 3 0 0 0 3
NYI 0 1 2 0 1 4
Date of game: 1/20/2014

Recap: NY Islanders vs. Philadelphia

Uniondale, NY ( - Kyle Okposo tied the game late in the third period and scored the game-winner in the shootout as the New York Islanders avoided both a home-and-home and a season series sweep at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers with a 4-3 win at Nassau Coliseum.

Okposo scored on a backhand to open the fourth round of the tiebreaker. Anders Nilsson, in his first action for New York since Dec. 9, turned away Sean Couturier's bid to claim just the second win of his NHL career.

Nilsson made 26 saves for an Islanders team that struck twice in the third to erase a 3-1 deficit after blowing a lead in the final frame of Saturday's 6-4 loss at Wells Fargo Center.

"This is a team we always seem to have trouble with," said Isles captain John Tavares. "And we obviously need to be better in these divisional games. So when we got down a couple goals, we were a desperate team."

The Flyers had outscored New York 16-8 while winning the first three meetings.

Ray Emery stopped 40 shots for Philadelphia.

Philly scored all three of its goals in the second period. Matt Read lit the lamp twice and Wayne Simmonds added career goal No. 99.

New York sustained pressure in the Philadelphia zone after a fruitless power play and Josh Bailey sent a pass through the crease that Brock Nelson buried for a back-door tally at 8:16 of the third for s 3-2 score.

New York did tie the game on a late power play, as a tic-tac-toe passing sequence led to the puck being directed in by the skate of Okposo at the left post with 2:58 remaining. The goal stood following a review to determine if there was a distinct kicking motion.

Emery robbed Michael Grabner late in the first period, gloving the speedy Islanders forward's backhander on a short-handed breakaway to keep the game scoreless.

Nilsson wasn't able to deny Read with the Flyers down a man early in the second period. He lugged the puck down into the New York zone, powered his way in from the left wing and beat Nilsson with a backhander for a short- handed goal at 1:26.

Tavares briefly tied the game after he buried a bouncing puck on a power play, but Simmonds put Philadelphia back on top 2:04 later. After a give-and- go with Scott Hartnell, Simmonds swept in his own rebound from the doorstep at 11:30.

Read's second goal came from almost the same spot on the ice, but this time he chipped the puck with his forehand behind Nilsson and under the crossbar with 1:44 remaining.

"It's something we've struggled with, letting teams back in the game. It's a matter of not moving our feet and taking stupid penalties," Read stated. "We have to learn from this and move forward."

Game Notes

Read scored six goals against the Islanders this season, giving him 10 in 14 career games ... Emery has yet to lose a game in regulation to the Islanders in his career (7-0-2) ... The Islanders improved to 7-17-2 when trailing after two periods. ... The hosts picked up their first non-regulation home win over Philadelphia since Feb. 27, 2007, when Trent Hunter scored in overtime to secure a 6-5 victory ... Flyers forward Jakub Voracek briefly left the game, but returned, with a hand injury. He was listed as day-to-day with further evaluation once the club returns home.

Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.