Flyers Unbeaten In 12Archived from 2003-04 season.
The Philadelphia Flyers extended their unbeaten streak to 12 games with a 5-1 victory over the New York Islanders.
John LeClair had a goal and an assist in the second period where the Flyers scored all five goals after trailing by one.
We feel very, very confident, there's no question," Flyers forward Jeremy Roenick said. "We don't get all nervous when a goal is scored against us. We get composed and come right back."
"I think the third goal really hurt them," Flyers' Mark Recchi said. "If they had any life left, the third goal really hurt them."
Philadelphia has the best record in the league and has opened a five-point lead on New Jersey in the Atlantic Division.
"We got a little breathing room from Jersey. Jersey finally lost one," Recchi said. "We want to keep pushing ahead and see what we can do here."
The Flyers are also undefeated in home this season and they have their third-best 20-game start in franchise history.
"It's become like a rallying point for us in the locker room," center Keith Primeau said of the Flyers' impressive play at home. "It's one of the last points that's brought up before we go on the ice. We talked about it at the beginning of the year, but we didn't just want to pay it lip service."
"We wanted to go out and show that we were going to make teams that come into our building earn the win, that they were going to leave here knowing that they had a game. And so far we've been able to do that."
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