Isles beat Flyers in high-scoring affair
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Nikolay Kulemin had two goals and an assist, and the New York Islanders reclaimed first place in the Eastern Conference with a 7-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday.
Following its last game before the All-Star break, New York is assured of being on top of the Metropolitan Division when it resumes play next week. The Islanders, 15-2 against divisional foes, are off until they host the New York Rangers next Tuesday. New York is 16-4 overall at home.
Michael Grabner, John Tavares, Josh Bailey and Nick Leddy each had a goal and an assist.
Grabner gave the Islanders the lead on their first shot, and Kulemin made it 3-0 with a short-handed tally on New York's first shot of the second period. Kulemin also scored in between, and Bailey and Tavares found the net in the Islanders' three-goal middle period.
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