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Islanders Vs. Flyers 2011: New York Meets Atlantic Division Rival

After two straight shutouts, the Islanders are looking for a goal (and a win) against the Atlantic Division rival Flyers.

The Islanders are sinking, again. New York, a loser in 12 of its last 14 games, invites Philadelphia to the Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday night with a chance to get a big win against the Atlantic Division rival, which has lost two straight games itself. The Flyers have not lost three straight games so far this season.

The Flyers have been a below average defensive team, giving up 3.1 goals per game (20th in the NHL), and starting defensemen Chris Pronger and Braydon Coburn were out of the lineup on Monday in a 4-2 loss to Carolina. But the Islanders have had trouble putting the puck in the net, scoring less than two goals per game. Is this the matchup New York needs or just another stumbling block? The Islanders have been shut out in their last two games.

A season ago, the Flyers owned the Islanders, winning the season series 3-0. This is the first meeting between the teams this season.

Game Time: 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 23
Location: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Uniondale, N.Y.
TV Schedule: MSG+
Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM

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