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Leddy’s OT goal lifts Islanders to 1-0 purchase over Flyers

PHILADELPHIA — Slice Leddy scored 2: 23 into time beyond laws and Ilya Sorokin made 30 saves to know the New York Islanders to a 1-0 purchase over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night.

PHILADELPHIA — Slice Leddy scored 2: 23 into time beyond laws and Ilya Sorokin made 30 saves to know the New York Islanders to a 1-0 purchase over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night.

After both goalies had been stellar right throughout the contest, Leddy scored a fluke goal when his backhand hurry went off the stick of Flyers defenceman Travis Sanheim and throughout the legs of goalie Brian Elliott.

“I mediate it was as soon as extra of a fortuitous bounce than anything,” Leddy acknowledged.

The victory despatched the Islanders past the Pittsburgh Penguins into 2d wretchedness in the East Division. New York is 2 factors on the abet of first-wretchedness Washington.

“We weren’t as energetic as we wished to be,” Islanders coach Barry Trotz acknowledged. “But on the discontinue of the day, a immense two factors. Immense.”

Elliott made 27 saves, including various stellar stops slack in the third duration.

Philadelphia is nine factors abet of Boston for the closing playoff situation in the East Division.

It was as soon as the sixth time in eight video games in the season sequence that the sport went past laws.

Jordan Eberle and Jean-Gabriel Pageau assisted on the sport-winner that ended a long scoreless drought. The Islanders hadn’t scored since early in the 2d duration two video games ago, a span of 159 minutes, 27 seconds of sport time.

Sorokin improved to 5-0-1 in six video games, 5 of which had been begins, in opposition to the Flyers.

“I felt correct,” Sorokin acknowledged. “I bear in mind what I must still attain in the moment and don’t bear in mind outcomes and never what (came about) just a few video games ago.”

He kept the Islanders in the sport with 23 saves throughout the first two intervals, including various quality probabilities. His sprawling glove set on Travis Konecny’s mountainous likelihood was as soon as a spotlight of the 2d, following various stable stops slack in the first that also integrated a denial of Konecny.

“We don’t purchase that hockey sport if he doesn’t own that first duration,” Trotz acknowledged. “We had been unhurried out of the gates, we weren’t energetic, we weren’t dedicated to the battle. You wish your goaltender to most regularly hold us a sport; he stole it in the first for us.”

Acknowledged Flyers coach Alain Vigneault, “The predominant and 2d intervals, we had some mountainous appears to be like to be. Their goaltender made some exact immense saves on the factual time. In my estimation, we had sufficient appears to be like to be in those two intervals to get a pair.”

The Islanders chanced on their offence slack in the third, nonetheless this time Elliott was as soon as up to the job.

After an correct pad set on Casey Cizikas, Elliott denied Kyle Palmieri with a glove quit with 7: 11 last in laws and snared Andy Greene’s laborious slap shot 31 seconds later.

Both goalies got right here up immense in time beyond laws, with Sorokin the usage of his pad to disclaim Ivan Provorov 23 seconds into the extra session and Elliott retaining Brock Nelson’s backhander out of the catch with a fabulous set.

OSKAR AWARD

The Flyers honoured Oskar Lindblom on Hockey Fights Most cancers Evening in Philadelphia. Lindblom was as soon as diagnosed with cancer in December 2019, returned for 2 video games on the discontinue of final season following therapy and currently published that he is cancer free.

At some level of the pregame skate, Lindblom took an honorary lap around the rink by himself, one thing that generally is reserved for rookies making their debuts. And his Flyers teammates all donned Lindblom’s No. 23 right through warmups. He got a loud ovation when introduced.

BRAYDON’S BACK

Braydon Coburn made his Islanders debut after being bought for a seventh-round hold from Ottawa on April 11. The damaged-down defenceman changed Noah Dobson, who was as soon as a wholesome scratch. Allotment of the motive Trotz save Coburn in the lineup was as soon as his familiarity with Philadelphia after taking part in 576 video games over nine seasons for the Flyers.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Islanders: C Josh Bailey and RW Cal Clutterbuck every missed their 2d straight contests with undisclosed accidents. Trotz acknowledged earlier than the sport that both are day-to-day.

Flyers: G Carter Hart (decrease body), forward Tanner Laczynski (decrease body) and C Nolan Patrick (upper body) every sat for the 2d straight sport. Hart is off the ice till Tuesday while Laczynski and Patrick skated on Sunday and are day-to-day, Vigneault acknowledged.

UP NEXT

Islanders: Host the Rangers on Tuesday.

Flyers: Play the first of two video games in as many nights in opposition to the Rangers on Thursday.

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