UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Claude Giroux scored two goals as the Philadelphia Flyers cruised to a 7-0 win over the New York Islanders Monday afternoon in front of a sellout crowd of 16,170 at Nassau Coliseum.
Griroux scored his first goal just 26 seconds into the game, and Matt Read added a goal and two assists.
Danny Briere added two third period goals for the Flyers (7-9-1), who improved to 3-8 on the road in breaking a tie for fourth place in the Atlantic Division with the Islanders (6-8-1), who had their two-game winning streak snapped.
Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 19 shots to record his 30th career shutout and his first since last March 13. The shutout win for the Flyers was their most convincing since a 6-0 blanking of the Panthers last March 8.
For the Islanders, the loss was their most lopsided since they lost 9-0 to the Hurricanes on Apr. 7, 2009.
Both of Giroux's goals were set up by Read. In the first, Read's slapshot bounced off the skate of the Islanders' Andrew McDonald and trickled to Giroux, who beat Evgeni Nabokov (18 saves) from point-blank range.
Giroux extended the Flyers' lead to 4-0 with 5:15 left in the second, when he was in perfect position to take the rebound of a Read shot and poke it into the left corner of the net.
That goal capped a three-score second period for the Flyers, who went up 2-0 just 15 seconds into the period when Read put back a Giroux shot.
Brayden Schenn scored the Flyers' third goal with 11:03 left when he capped a coast-to-coast rush by Philadelphia that began when goalie Ilya Bryzgalov turned back consecutive shots by Casey Cizikas and Colin McDonald on a 2-on-1.
Briere and Zac Rinaldo scored in the third as the Flyers continued to pile it on.
The Islanders finished 0 for 4 on the power play and set the tone for the afternoon by getting just one shot during a 5-on-3 advantage in the first period.
The news got worse for the Islanders in the second period, when defenseman Brian Strait suffered an ankle injury and did not return.
The shutout defeat brought an end to a career-high five-game goal-scoring streak for Islanders center John Tavares, who was named the NHL's first star of the week last week after he scored five goals. The included the game-winner in a shootout against the New York Rangers on Thursday and three goals in Saturday's win over the New Jersey Devils. In all, he collected seven points in three games.
Notes: The Islanders scratched winger Eric Boulton, defenseman Thomas Hickey and center Marty Reasoner while the Flyers scratched defenseman Kurtis Foster and wingers Tye McGinn and Tom Sestito. ... Islanders defenseman Matt Carkner was out for the sixth straight game due to a lower body injury. He's expected to return to action sometime this week. ... Flyers coach Peter Laviolette, who coached the Islanders to consecutive playoff berths before he was fired following the 2002-03 season, entered Monday with a 20-10-0-3 record against the Islanders with the Carolina Hurricanes and Flyers. ... The 1 p.m. ET start was the third for the Islanders, who will play eight matinees this year. For the Flyers, Monday marked the fourth of their 10 afternoon faceoffs.