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Sports Varlamov stops 29 shots in Islanders' 4-0 win over Flyers

06:54  25 august  2020
06:54  25 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Semyon Varlamov made 29 saves for the New York Islanders in a 4 - 0 win against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at Greene made it 1-0 with a slap shot from the blue line at 6:06. It was the defensemen's first playoff goal since April 16, 2010, against the

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TORONTO — The New York Islanders came out hot to begin their second-round playoff series against Philadelphia, creating numerous good chances and scoring an early goal.

Semyon Varlamov did the rest.

Varlamov stopped 29 shots for his second straight shutout, Andy Greene scored his first playoff goal in a decade and the Islanders opened the series with a 4-0 win over the Flyers Monday night.

“He's playing fantastic,” Greene said of the goaltender. “He's making the hard saves look easy and in our breakdowns, we know he's there for us.”

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Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots and the New York Islanders opened their best-of-five playoff series with a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Florida’s Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 26 shots in his first start since Feb. 29 . Bobrovsky missed the Panthers’ final four games due to injury before the

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The Islanders withstood a second-period flurry in their first playoff meeting with the rival Flyers since 1987 and closed it out with three goals in the third.

The 37-year-old Greene got it started, becoming the 10th player in NHL history to go at least 10 years between playoff goals.

Varlamov was sharp all night, stretching his scoreless streak to 136 minutes, 20 seconds to become the first Islanders goalie with consecutive playoff shutouts. He has four career playoff shutouts.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Anders Lee each scored in the third period, and Devon Toews closed it out with an empty-net goal.

“We're playing the right way as much as possible and that leads to our success,” Lee said.

The top-seeded Flyers came out flat and tried to make a big push, but were shut out for the second time in the playoffs. Carter Hart stopped 26 shots.

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Elliott stopped 29 shots and the Flyers beat New York 4-1 Sunday, helping knock the Islanders out of first place in the Metropolitan Division. Travis Konecny, Travis Sanheim, Scott Laughton and Sean Couturier each scored and Claude Giroux had two assists for Philadelphia. The Flyers are 4 - 0 -1 in

'' Winning is lots of fun,'' Varlamov said following his first shutout victory since joining the Islanders in free agency during the offseason. Islanders : Will go for their 10th straight win on Tuesday when they host the Ottawa Senators, opening a four -game homestand.

“We played with speed and put some pucks on net, but we've got to cash in on some of those chances,” Flyers centre Kevin Hayes said.

The Flyers beat Montreal in six games in the first round, their first playoff series triumph since 2012.

They did it despite being outscored 13-11, thanks to Hart, who had consecutive shutouts and a 1.95 goals-against average.

The Islanders have been stingy in the bubble as well, matching a franchise record by allowing fewer than 30 shots in nine straight games. New York knocked out third-seeded Washington in five games after taking out Florida 3-1 in the Stanley Cup qualifiers.

The Islanders had the early jump in the second-round opener. Greene scored 6 minutes in, beating Hart from near the blue line through traffic.

New York outshot Philadelphia 15-4 in the first period, but Hart made some spectacular saves to keep it 1-0.

“The first period was probably the worst we’ve had since we’ve been in the bubble,” Flyers centre Claude Giroux said.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Steve Mason stopped 20 shots for his third shutout of the season and led thePhiladelphia Flyers to a 4 - 0 win Mason had his 29 th career shutout and the Flyers won their third straight. Read picked up assists At home, where the Flyers are 7-1-1 over their past nine games

Former Capitals goalie Semyon Varlamov stopped 36 shots in the victory, helping Trotz remain perfect in three return trips to D.C. since Kuhnhackl put the Islanders ahead a little more than eight minutes later, when he took Mathew Barzal's pass from behind the goal line and sent his shot over

The Flyers came alive in the second, ripping off the first eight shots and 15 in the period. Varlamov stopped them all with good positioning and some spectacular saves.

Pageau put New York up 2-0 3 minutes into the third period, one-timing a pass from Leo Komarov past Hart's glove side. Adam Pelech set up the goal with a hard hit along the boards behind the goal.

Lee one-timed Mathew Barzal's cross-ice pass past Hart later the third and Toews scored on a long carom from his own end after Philadelphia pulled Hart for an extra attacker with 7 1/2 minutes left.

“This group has always found a way to respond and we'll respond Wednesday,” Flyers coach Alain Vigneault said.

Notes: New York RW Cal Clutterbuck was back after missing the clinching game against Washington, but D Johnny Boychuk missed his ninth straight game. ... Flyers RW Nicolas Aube-Kubel returned after missing the final three games against Montreal. ... The Islanders are 5-1 when scoring first in the playoffs.

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Round 2 | Islanders vs. Hurricanes. Jason LaBarbera stopped 32 shots in the loss. The Avalanche sustained a blow when centre Matt Duchene left the game early in the first period with a knee injury. Boedker tied it 1-1 when he wristed a rebound over Varlamov 's right shoulder at 12:31.

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