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Thursday, March 1, 2012
Isles try for three straight in Philly

By Katie Strang

After dropping 26 of 28 games against the Flyers, including 13 straight in Philly, the Islanders aim to record their third straight win at Wells Fargo Center Thursday night.

Dominated by the Flyers in recent years, the Islanders have rebounded to rattle off two straight wins in the City of Brotherly Love. In the two teams' last meeting February 7, goaltender Evgeni Nabokov made 45 saves in regulation and two in the shootout to edge the Islanders' Atlantic Division foes 1-0.

Nabokov is back in net for the Isles Thursday, while rookie Nino Niederreiter is a healthy scratch for the second straight game.