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philadel­phia» Steve Ma­son stopped 20 shots for his third shutout of the sea­son and 29th of his NHL ca­reer, lead­ing the Fly­ers to a 4-0 vic­tory over the Is­lan­ders on Satur­day.

Michael Raffl, Evgeny Medvedev, Matt Read and Sean Cou­turier scored, help­ing the Fly­ers beat the Is­lan­ders for the first time in their three meet­ings this sea­son.

“You have to take ad­van­tage of teams in your own con­fer­ence, in your own divi­sion,” Ma­son said. “Th­ese guys have al­ready taken a few games from us this sea­son, so it was nice to get a cou­ple points back.”

Read con­trib­uted as­sists on Philadel­phia’s first two goals, then scored his sixth goal of the sea­son in the third pe­riod.

The Is­lan­ders, who had al­lowed 14 goals over the past three games, never gen­er­ated much of­fense against Ma­son. They at­tempted only two shots in the first pe­riod and had eight shots in the se­cond pe­riod.

“We looked a bit off, slug­gish, noth­ing was crisp, and we paid for it,” said Is­lan­ders for­ward Kyle Ok­poso.

“It’s just un­ac­cept­able the way cer­tain guys are play­ing right now,” said New York coach Jack Ca­puano. “We’ve got some guys that have to find their game.”

Af­ter a score­less first pe­riod, Raffl made it 1-0 just 1:27 into the se­cond. Cou­turier was about to get hit against the boards be­hind the net when he dumped a pass to Raffl, who scored his sixth goal of the sea­son.

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