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Marty Biron Owns the Isles

Mar 23, 2008, 10:10 PM EDT

Marty Biron stopped 32 shots en route to his sixth win over the
Islanders this season. True, the Islanders are awful, and they started essentially their third-string goalie, but they still brought some huge shots on Sunday night, and Marty answered all but one of them. The 4-1 win was the 14th of his career against the
Isles, and the fans at the Wach got loud for him down the stretch,
raining "Marty" chants onto the ice in the third period. Replays and recap after the jump.



The Flyers dominated the game, with Danny Briere and Vinny Prospal
continuing to build on the chemistry that’s been brewing since Prospal’s trade-deadline acquisition. Briere notched a goal and 2
assists, and his confidence was evidenced in his direction of the power play
and his trademark uppercut goal celebration. Danny’s goal was his 29th
of the season, and he assisted on Prospal’s 32nd. Scott Hartnell joined
Biron in owning the Islanders when he jammed home his seventh goal
(ninth point) of the season against the Gordon’s Fishermen; as nice as Hartnell’s tip in was,
the pass from Prospal made it happen. Braydon Coburn continues to show his potential at both ends of the ice, scoring his fifth ninth goal of the season and playing consistently good D.

The win earned the Flyers the 7th seed in the playoff hunt, but it’s
far from being set at this point. Were the season to end today, they
would face the Penguins, who have been downright scary lately despite
being without Sidney Crosby again. After a huge momentum boost from
their shootout win against the Rangers on Friday, the Flyers came out
firing and avoided the letdown loss against a poor team tonight. Next
on the Atlantic-only finale to this season is another matchup with the
Rangers at MSG on Tuesday.