Sporting News has all the action as the Islanders and Flyers face off for a spot in the Eastern Conference finals against the Lightning.
For the Flyers, it would be only the second time in the history of the team that they have climbed out of a 3-1 hole in a postseason series. We got the power-play goal. "So it should much of the same". He's stopped 56 of 59 shots so far in the series and I think I'd side with putting Greiss in. What that exactly means is anyone's guess but the team from the Island does have Thomas Greiss (1-1, with the loss coming in Game 2 in overtime) and Semyon Varlamov (who lost the last two games) ready to go.
Like to be in a moment that the Islanders will be in against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night, a victor take all game seven to advance to the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning (730pm NBC).
But the Lightning know the Islanders are also deep offensively.
Brock Nelson scored a goal and set up two others. NY has five players with at least 10 points: Josh Bailey 17 (two goals, 15 assists), Nelson 15, Mathew Barzal 13 (five goals, eight assists), Beauvillier 12 and Jordan Eberle 11 (three goals, eight assists). "But we've got to do the job in front of them, too". "They're not afraid to go to the net".
"I liked the fact that we recognized when we're at our best". We're here tied up at 3-3 now heading into game seven.
The Flyers and Islanders meet in a winner-take-all contest and the opportunity to take another step toward lifting Lord Stanley's Cup.
Islanders: Averaging 3.3 goals, 5.1 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a.925 save percentage. The Lightning have continued that in the first two rounds of the playoffs, going 10-2. "It come down to one game and let's go out and play and let's do it". "[It's] a challenge that we want to have".
The Islanders have blown two chances to end the series and completely outplayed the Flyers in Game 6 but just couldn't get the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: Travis Konecny leads the Flyers with 61 points, scoring 24 goals and collecting 37 assists.
Mayfield gave the Islanders a 1-0 lead at 9:27 of the first period with a rising shot that made it under the crossbar.
The Lightning will also have the advantage of being well rested after completing their second-round series August 31. Head coach Barry Trotz said during morning availability Saturday that there will be lineup changes. "This team has accepted everything that's been thrown at us from scheduling to when we play, to all that stuff". That's all we can ask.
"They don't need me to motivate them", added Vigneault. "We'll see tomorrow night".