NHL: Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Islanders 1

PHILADELPHIA, March 9 (UPI) -- Scott Hartnell scored two power-play goals Saturday to lead the Philadelphia Flyers over the New York Islanders 4-1.

The winners scored all their goals on the power play, one of them on a 5-on-3 situation in the second period.


Daniel Briere's 24th at 2:48 of the second was the game's first score and Philadelphia never trailed. Jeff Carter scored his 26th at 12:06 of the second and Hartnell added his 21st and 22nd in the third.

Braydon Coburn and Kimmo Timonen had three assists apiece while netminder Martin Biron stopped 32 of 33 shots for the Flyers, whose 78 points give them a four-point lead over Buffalo in the battle for the eighth playoff seed in the Eastern Conference.

New York's lone goal came from Freddy Meyer at 7:45 of the third.

Rick DiPietro was beaten four times after 27 Philadelphia shots for the Islanders, who have lost six of eight.

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