The Philadelphia Flyers gave their fans something to smile about in their final home game of a disappointing season.

Rookie defenseman Oliver Lauridsen scored with 6:31 remaining in regulation Thursday and the Flyers beat the New York Islanders 2-1 at Wells Fargo Center.

Lauridsen, one of several newcomers on the injury-plagued Philadelphia blue line, stepped into a slap shot at the left point and beat goaltender Kevin Poulin after a couple of dominant shifts by the Flyers kept the Islanders pinned in their zone.


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