PHILADELPHIA -- Known for frustrating opponents with his defensive play, Brad Lukowich got a rare contribution on offense.
Lukowich put in his own rebound after a centering pass from Mark Parrish during a delayed penalty to give New York a 3-2 lead. It was the first goal this season for the veteran defenseman.
"Parrish made the play happen," said Lukowich, a member of Tampa Bay's Stanley Cup championship team in 2003-04. "I saw a penalty was coming up so I jumped across, was in the right place at the right time and just whacked at it."
Garth Snow stopped 34 shots for the Islanders, who snapped a two-game skid.
R.J. Umberger scored both goals for Philadelphia, which played without leading scorer Peter Forsberg, sidelined with a groin injury. The Flyers have lost five of seven, including two overtime losses, after winning six in a row. They've lost four straight at home after winning nine consecutive games in their building.
"We had a couple chances and Snow made some great saves," Flyers forward Simon Gagne said. "That's how it has been the last few games. We make a mistake or a turnover and it ends up in our net."
The Islanders twice had opportunities to take a two-goal lead after Lukowich scored, but Mike York hit the left post on a slap shot midway through the third and Alexei Zhitnik hit the right post late in the period.
Blake added an empty-net goal in the final minute for his 11th goal this season.
"Any time you win on the road against a top team, it helps your confidence," Snow said.
The Flyers went ahead 2-1 on Umberger's second goal of the game late in the first. His shot from outside the right circle trickled past Snow, hit the post and went in.
But Blake tied it at 2 on a power-play goal in the second. Blake was flat on his stomach with Flyers defenseman Chris Therien hovering above him when he poked a shot past goaltender Antero Niittymaki.
"I got flattened by (Therien) going to the net," Blake said. "I had no clue. I looked up and the puck was right there. I got a piece of it. I don't even know where it went."
The Islanders took a 1-0 lead on Blake's goal just 31 seconds in. Niittymaki stopped Arron Asham's wraparound shot, but Blake wristed in the rebound.
Umberger tied it at 1 just 68 seconds later. He came around the back of the net and took a shot that deflected in after hitting Parrish's stick.
"I saw Jeff (Carter) was in front and it hit their stick and went in. It was just a lucky bounce," Umberger said.
|Islanders' Garth Snow (30) and Brad Lukowich (25) are unable to prevent a goal by Flyers' R.J. Umberger. (AP)|
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|00:31||Jason Blake (9), Slap Shot - Assists: Alexei Yashin and Arron Asham|
|01:39||R.J. Umberger (2), Slap Shot - Assists: Jeff Carter and Derian Hatcher|
|16:28||R.J. Umberger (3), Slap Shot - Assists: Jon Sim and Jeff Carter|
|07:41||Power Play - Jason Blake (10), Tip-In - Assists: Mark Parrish and Brent Sopel|
|04:43||Brad Lukowich, Slap Shot - Assist: Mark Parrish|
|19:24||Jason Blake (11), Empty Net - Assists: Mark Parrish and Alexei Zhitnik|
|03:33||Asham: Hooking - 2 min.|
|04:51||Richards: Hooking - 2 min.|
|08:42||Stevenson: Hooking - 2 min.|
|09:34||Knuble: Cross Check - 2 min.|
|10:20||Satan: Hooking - 2 min.|
|06:02||Rathje: Delaying Game - 2 min.|
|16:38||Martinek: Holding the stick - 2 min.|
|16:38||Richards: Hooking - 2 min.|
|19:39||Sopel: Cross Check - 2 min.|
|13:58||Handzus: Roughing - 2 min.|
|13:58||Asham: Roughing - 2 min.|
|SHOTS ON GOAL|
|Attendance - 19780|
|Game Time - 60:00|
|Referees - Paul Devorski, Ian Walsh|
|Line Judges - Michel Cormier, Pat Dapuzzo|