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Postgame reaction following 5-2 win on Long Island

Philadelphia Flyers v New York Islanders Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

And bounce back they did!

After being run out of the building by the Washington Capitals on Wednesday (although they did make it interesting at the end), the Philadelphia Flyers put together a nice margin of victory of their own, beating the New York Islanders 5-2 at the Nassau Coliseum on Saturday night.

Jakub Voracek had a phenomenal game, registering a couple of assists while also finding himself amidst a controversy thanks to a “reverse hit” that injured Johnny Boychuk early in the third period.

While it wasn’t the cleanest play, Jake was assessed a five-minute major, and then was still the subject of a few embarrassing attempts at retribution by the Islanders, none of which were particularly effective against the deceptively strong winger.

Ryan Hartman picked up his first goal in orange and black, Shayne Gostisbehere notched a pair of assists, Ivan Provorov and Travis Sanheim were each plus-four (if you’re into that kind of thing), and Brian Elliott stopped 25 of 27 shots to earn the victory. Good times!

For a full recap, listen to the postgame. Sure, my dog interrupted me at the end, but we still got a solid forty-plus minutes before he had to go pee. Check it out.

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