After a solid start to a road trip Scott Darling Jersey , the New York Islanders realized that sometimes the best road to success is simply to read and react as the game unfolds.The Islanders look to change their fortunes in north Texas as they wrap up a road trip Sunday night against the Dallas Stars ahead of the league’s three-day Christmas break.After limiting the Colorado Avalanche and Arizona Coyotes to a total of two goals in the first two games, New York (17-13-4) quickly ran out of gas in a 4-2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday when they blew a two-goal lead after the first period.Article continues below ...“We played a good 20 minutes to start and after that we were just flat,” said Islanders winger Anders Lee, who is tied with center Brock Nelson for the team lead with 12 goals. “The last 40, we’re all just kind of fighting the puck a little bit and fighting the play of the game. You try to work through that, try to get back on it, try to get pucks to the net.”Eight Islanders have collected at least one goal on the road trip, but the best performer may be Ryan Pulock. The defenseman has five of his 13 assists on the season over the last three games.New York hasn’t fared well in recent years when visiting the Lone Star State. The Isles have dropped three of their last four at American Airlines Center, including two shutout losses.Islanders winger Josh Bailey believes the team can bounce back from the setback in Vegas before heading to the Northeast.“No matter how good or bad you play Youth Sebastian Aho Jersey , you learn from it. There’s always room for improvement and you come in ready to go,” said Bailey, who registered assists in four straight games and six of his last seven.Dallas (18-15-3) goes for a sweep of the season series after getting two goals each from Esa Lindell and Alexander Radulov in a 6-2 win on Nov. 18 in New York. The Stars are just 2-5-0 when facing Metropolitan Division foes in 2018-19.Coach Jim Montgomery’s team also has a quick turnaround after a 2-1 overtime win against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Radulov assisted on Jamie Benn’s third-period goal before picking up his second game-winner of the season with 10 seconds left.“Now we have to take a rest, adjust a little bit and get ready for tomorrow before the little break,” Radulov said.Both Benn and Radulov are riding point streaks. Benn has three goals and three assists in a five-game run, while Radulov has one goal and five helpers in a four-game streak.Benn has been a thorn in New York’s side for a couple of years. Over his last four matchups, the 10-year veteran has three goals and six assists. Meanwhile, Radulov has three goals and one helper in his last two meetings with the Islanders.Dallas will need them to keep producing. In the back ends of games on consecutive nights, the Stars are 1-5-0 this season.Dallas also looks for its third win in four games after a season-high four-game skid. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Hartman leveled Rasmus Dahlin on the open ice and wrestled Buffalo defenseman Zach Bogosian to the ground in a 20-second span that had the Philly crowd roaring and made the newest Flyer an instant fan favorite.Hartman’s first shift was a big hit — and a sign the Flyers still have some fight in their playoff push.“It sounded like they loved it. I plan on bringing a lot more of that Authentic Teuvo Teravainen Jersey ,” Hartman said.Jake Voracek, James van Riemsdyk and Claude Giroux each scored to keep the Flyers’ tenuous postseason prospects alive in a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.Philadelphia’s win capped an emotional 72 hours for the franchise — from the high of scoring three straight goals to beat Pittsburgh in overtime in the outdoor Stadium Series game on Saturday to the downer of trading former All-Star forward and fan favorite Wayne Simmonds at Monday’s deadline.Flyers fans waved white towels as a source of inspiration for a team that is 14-3-1 over the past 18 games more than a symbol of surrender for one that entered seven points out of the final Eastern Conference playoff spot. There are 19 games left and the Flyers can’t afford many losses — and need teams ahead of them such as the Penguins, Carolina and Montreal to struggle down the stretch.The new guy seems poised to help with the playoff push.Hartman, a 6-foot forward, was acquired from Nashville in the Simmonds deal and quickly endeared himself to his new city. Oskar Lindblom scored just 2:48 into the game to get the Flyers rolling. Hartman then crushed Dahlin, the No. 1 draft pick, with a clean check and was quickly jumped by Bogosian. The scrap was broken up as the crowd roared for the latest fighting Flyer.“That’s kind of how I play, I’ve been able to do that throughout my career,” Hartman said. “It’s got me to this point Womens Victor Rask Jersey , so no reason for stopping.”Voracek knocked in his 17th goal of the season on his second whack at a rebound to beat Carter Hutton for a 2-0 lead. The Flyers never trailed thanks to van Riemsdyk’s 17th goal in the second and Travis Sanheim’s sixth goal of the season just 46 seconds into the third.Giroux, who scored the OT winner against the Penguins, had an easier time getting his 19th goal, scoring an empty-netter late in the third.Van Riemsdyk was impressed with Hartman, who will be a restricted free agent this summer. Nashville had hoped Hartman would be more productive after offseason shoulder surgery, only to see him manage just 10 goals and 20 points.“He plays the game pretty hard, he’s really a smart and skilled player, too,” van Riemsdyk said. “Hopefully Alex DeBrincat Jersey , we can build on that.”Jack Eichel scored his 22nd goal and Casey Mittelstadt had his ninth of the season for the Sabres, who were coming off a 5-3 loss Monday to Toronto.“We weren’t ready to go at the start of the game, for sure,” Eichel said. “You go down 2-0 that quick, we weren’t ready to go.”Sabres defenseman Brandon Montour made his team debut after he was acquired in a trade with Anaheim. Buffalo remains in the playoff picture despite going 12-19-6 since a 10-game winning streak in November. The Sabres began the day in 10th place (66 points), but were passed by the Flyers (67 points) in the chase for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot.“I think it’s just disappointing because it’s a game of mistakes, and right now we are making more mistakes than any team,” Sabres coach Phil Housley said. “I still like the fight in our group, though. They’re sticking together and fighting till the end Cam Atkinson Jersey Kids , but we can’t be chasing or trading chances with teams, that’s not our game.”Brian Elliott was solid in net, stopping 34 shots to keep the Flyers afloat as they await the expected return of injured rookie goalie Carter Hart in another week.NOTES: The parent company that owns the NFL’s Buffalo Bills and NHL’s Sabres announced the departures of Chief Operating Officer Bruce Popko, Chief Administrative Officer Brent Rossi and Executive Vice President Erica Muhleman. … Buffalo completed the 12th of its 16th set of back-to-backs this season and fell to 5-5-2 in the second game. … Flyers D Philippe Myers had an assist on Voracek’s goal for his first career NHL point. … Flyers had 45 shots on goal.UP NEXTSabres host the Penguins on Friday.Flyers play Thursday at Columbus.