The New York Islanders scored three goals in the third period to beat the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-0, on Monday. Shane Prince scored a power-play goal 4:28 into the period, and Joshua Ho-Sang scored 4 1/2 minutes later to make it 2-0. Michael Dal Colle scored an empty-netter with 2:34 remaining. Jean-Francois Berube and Christopher Gibson both recorded 14 saves. Berube played 30:41, while Gibson 29:08.
NEWARK, N.J. — How much of a horse is Flyers defensive prospect Ivan Provorov? Well, consider this: The 19-year-old logged a game-high 28:48 of ice time Monday night during the Flyers' 2-0 split-squad loss to the Devils in which he also quarterbacked the first-unit power play (8:03) and had the most penalty kill time (3:58) (see story). “I thought I played well,” Provorov said. “It took me a few shifts to get into the game. I competed as hard as I could.” He said he was used to playing more than 25 minutes in Brandon (WHL), anyway. “Of course, this is a better league, high pace and it will take a few games to adjust,” Provorov said. Because the Flyers have yet to work on power play, the results
Back when the Philadelphia Flyers selected Scott Laughton with the 20th pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, the talk surrounding the team's newest prospect was that he projected as a two-way center with high-end defensive instincts. The optimistic scouting report comparables included prime-age Mike Richards and Selke Trophy winner John Madden, both exciting possible outcomes for Laughton. 110 games into his Flyers career, however, and it's looking like those scouts may have been a bit off in their evaluations. While Laughton certainly looks like a capable NHL player, at this stage he doesn't appear to be a defensive stalwart. In fact, his ideal role at the highest level of hockey may not even be at the