Flyers vs. Islanders: 9 come up empty in shootout for 9th straight loss

Tuesday night was the unlucky nine for the Flyers.

The team dropped its ninth straight game with a 4-3 shootout loss to the Islanders at the Wells Fargo Center.

Nine Flyers went scoreless in the skills competition. The club is 0-4 in the shootout this season.

Travis Konecny, Claude Giroux, Cam Atkinson, Joel Farabee, Scott Laughton, Morgan Frost, James van Riemsdyk, Gerry Mayhew and Ivan Provorov came up empty.

Carter Hart was 8 for 8 on New York’s attempts before Oliver Wahlstrom finally ended things.

The Flyers (13-18-8) are in real danger of losing 10 straight for the second time this season. They went 0-8-2 from Nov. 18 to Dec. 8 and are 0-6-3 in this current nine-game spiral.

“We all have our pride and losing sucks — there’s no other way around it,” Flyers interim head coach Mike Yeo said. “So it’s difficult because you see the effort that was put in tonight, the way that guys were blocking shots, paying a price for each other, it felt like a lot of the areas of our team game were really strong. We didn’t come up with that win and so obviously that’s what we take out of this one.”

It’s the first time the Flyers have had two losing streaks of eight games or more in the same season since 2006-07, when they finished an NHL-worst 22-48-12.

“It’s adversity, it’s difficult, but seeing progress in our game,” Yeo said.…

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