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Thursday, March 1, 2012
Isles fall 6-3 to Flyers

By Katie Strang

Josh Bailey tallied twice for the Islanders but the Flyers rallied back from an early deficit for a 6-3 win against their Atlantic Division foes.

Matt Read notched a pair of goals and Claude Giroux chipped in with three assists as the Flyers leapfrogged Ottawa for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.

Goaltender Evgeni Nabokov, who the Islanders refused to part with at Monday's trade deadline, surrendered five goals to Philadelphia. Rookie Sean Couturier's 11th goal of the season was scored on an empty net with less than 27 seconds remaining.