RECAP: Anthony Beauvillier’s OT winner sends red-hot New York Islanders past Philadelphia Flyers

Mar 22, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Islanders right wing Cal Clutterbuck (15) skates away from Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Erik Gustafsson (56) during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Beauvillier scored at 3:41 of overtime to lift the visiting New York Islanders past the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 on Monday.

Beauvillier took advantage of a Philadelphia turnover and scored for the second straight game. Oliver Wahlstrom also scored for the Islanders, who won for the 13th time in their last 16 games (13-2-1).

New York goaltender Ilya Sorokin made 36 saves and won his eighth straight start.

Oskar Lindblom scored the lone goal for the Flyers, who have dropped three of four (1-2-1). Philadelphia did receive a boost with the return of Sean Couturier, who was a late scratch with a lower-body injury last Saturday.

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Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott stopped 17 shots.

The Flyers were the more aggressive team early and led 12-4 in shots after a scoreless first period. Sorokin was terrific and made stellar stops late against Travis Konecny and Nolan Patrick.

New York’s Josh Bailey nearly scored short-handed with a backhand on an early Flyers power play in the second, but Elliott moved across the crease to deflect the shot.

Philadelphia’s Justin Braun fired a wrist shot from the point, which clanged off the crossbar with 11:30 remaining in the second.

The Flyers went ahead 1-0 at 12:03 of the second when Lindblom redirected a shot in front and into the net. It was Lindblom’s third goal in the last three games.

Sorokin kept the Islanders within one goal as he made a couple of late saves in the final 30 seconds of the middle period.

The Islanders tied the game at 1 when Wahlstrom scored at 4:06 of the third. The puck came loose after an initial shot, and Wahlstrom tapped it into the net.

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The game then tightened defensively on both sides, with few solid scoring chances for either team. The Flyers received a power play with 1:49 left when Nick Leddy was sent off for hooking, but they were unable to capitalize and the contest went into overtime.

–Field Level Media