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Islanders beat Flyers 3-0 at Nassau Coliseum in first game of post-Tavares era

September 17, 2018 Associated Press
New York Islanders players celebrate their victory after a preseason NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday. AP Photo/Andres Kudacki
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UNIONDALE, N.Y.— Kieffer Bellows and Cal Clutterbuck scored power-play goals in the first period to help the New York Islanders beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 on Sunday in the preseason opener for both teams.

Bellows opened the scoring at 6:55, and Clutterbuck connected with 4:14 left in the period. Sebastian Aho added a second-period goal.

Robin Lehner and Christopher Gibson split time in goal, with Lehner making eight saves and Gibson stopping nine shots.

Anthony Stolarz stopped 13 of 15 shots in his half of the game, and Alex Lyon stopped nine of 10 shots.

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The game was played at the refurbished Nassau Coliseum, the Islanders’ home from 1972-73 through 2014-15 before they moved to Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Awaiting a new arena at Belmont Park, the Islanders will split games between Nassau Coliseum and Barclays Center. This season, they will play 20 of their 41 home games at Nassau Coliseum.

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