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Giroux’s shootout goal lifts Flyers over Islanders

November 4, 2016
Philadelphia Flyers celebrate a goal scored by center Travis Konecny (11) against the New York Islanders during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Philadelphia Flyers celebrate a goal scored by center Travis Konecny (11) against the New York Islanders during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

NEW YORK (AP) — Claude Giroux scored the only goal in the shootout to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.

Travis Konecny and Matt Read also scored for the Flyers, who improved to 6-5-1 with their third straight victory.

Dennis Seidenberg and John Taveres had goals for the Islanders and Jaroslav Halak stopped 40 of 42 shots.

Despite both teams struggling to stop their opponents, neither scored in the first period. Philadelphia outshot New York 14-8 in the period and 42-27 for the game.

Michal Neuvirth made 25 saves for the Flyers.

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