By Jenny Masters
The Flyers have only three games remaining in this, their straight season without making the playoffs.
But they still have a generous spirit, witness last night’s shutout on the Island.
Scott Mayfield, Brock Nelson and rookie defenseman Samuel Bolduc each scored and Ilya Sorokin made 27 saves as the New York Islanders beat the Flyers 4-0.
Hudson Fasching also scored for the Islanders who stayed ahead of Pittsburgh by one point and remained tied with Florida in a season-finishing sprint for the two remaining wild-card spots in the Eastern Conference.
Flyers backup goaltender Felix Sandstrom replaced Hart to start the third period and allowed Fasching’s eighth goal to complete the scoring at 18:21 with assists by Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Dobson.
The Islanders won this season’s first meeting against the Flyers at UBS Arena – 5-2 on Nov. 26 — then split two games in Philadelphia. New York lost 3-1 on Nov. 29 and won 2-1 in Horvat’s Islander debut on Feb. 6.