The New York Islanders fell 3-2 to the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, thanks to some hot goaltending by Philly's Sergei Bobrovsky.
Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky starred for the Flyers, turning back 33 of 34 shots on goal before John Tavares notched a his 15th tally of the season with 17 seconds left in the third period and Philadelphia already up 3-1. Bobrovsky pitched a shutout through two periods before Okposo made the score 2-1 off a rebound from a shot by Andrew MacDonald. Bobrovsky had perhaps the play of the game when he stopped Michael Grabner on a penalty shot just 2:49 into the game.
Evgeni Nabokov was kept relatively clean most of the night, but let the Flyers go up 2-0 on the Islanders. He gave up his first goal late in the first period, and later on a Flyers powerplay in the second. The Islanders had won three straight at home prior to Thursday's game. The Flyers improved to 26-12-4 on the season with the win.