NEW YORK (AP) Philadelphia coach Dave Hakstol was happy that his team put together a strong effort for a full game against the Islanders.
The Flyers came away with a 3-2 shootout victory Thursday night when
''I liked our entire 65 minutes,'' Hakstol said.
''Played a full game,'' Konecny said. ''A full 60 minutes. I was really happy and all the guys were really happy with that one.''
Despite both teams struggling to stop their opponents, neither scored in the first period. Philadelphia outshot New York 14-8 in the period and 42-27 for the game.
''They were better in the first period,'' Halak said. ''Don't know the reason why. We just have to come out the way they did. Like I said, I think in the second and the third we were better. But 60 minute effort right now is missing. Sometimes you can get away with 40, 45 minute effort. Right now we need 60.''
Konecny got the Flyers on the board in the second period. He corralled a stretch pass from
It also marked only the fourth time this season that Philadelphia scored the first goal and was also the Flyers' league-leading 21st second period goal.
''We didn't give up a whole lot, that's the difference,''
The lead lasted for all of 8:20, as Tavares tapped in a power-play goal with 29 seconds left in the period. The goal was Tavares' fifth overall and his second on the power play.
The Islanders went ahead 2-1 on Seidenberg's goal with 7:05 left. It was his fourth of the season. Read tied it with less than a minute left when he put in his sixth goal of the season.
Read's goal was on the power play which occurred after
''They had six guys, we had four, so we're in the penalty box. It's four power play goals the last two games. And it's truly cost us,'' Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. ''Casey was just trying to play hockey and his stick came up a little bit.''
New York dropped to 4-6-1 with its fourth loss in five games.
''The level of concern for me is a power play goal with (Cizikas,
''That's my concern.''
NOTES: Prior to the game, the Flyers announced D
Flyers: Play at Montreal Saturday.
Islanders: Play Edmonton Saturday.