The Flyers, trying to rebound from a 5-1 whipping by Pittsburgh, will host a New York Islanders team Thursday that features one of the NHL's top offenses.
"They've been a team that has scored on a high pace all the way through the year," coach Dave Hakstol said after Wednesday's practice in Voorhees. "They're a tough group to handle offensively."
The Islanders (20-16-4) are four points ahead of the Flyers (16-15-8) in the crowded Eastern Conference playoff race. Both are outside of a wild-card spot.
New York is averaging 3.38 goals per game, third-best in the NHL entering Wednesday. On the flip side, the Islanders are allowing a league-high 3.58 goals per game.
The Flyers, who dropped 4-3 and 5-4 overtime decisions to the Islanders in November, have averaged just 1.9 goals in their last eight games at the Wells Fargo Center.
"We've got to get a little bit hungrier on the inside, offensively," Hakstol said.
The game will match four of the league's top scorers: the Isles' Josh Bailey (50 points, second in the NHL entering Wednesday) and John Tavares (49, tied for third), and the Flyers' Jake Voracek (46, tied for seventh) and Claude Giroux (46, tied for seventh).
New York's Anders Lee has 24 goals, third in the NHL.
The Flyers recalled 6-foot, 200-pound left winger Tyrell Goulbourne from the Phantoms, and he is expected to make his NHL debut Thursday. Goulbourne, 23, has six goals, five assists, and 38 penalty minutes in 34 AHL games this season.
Known for his fighting ability, Goulbourne was selected in the third round of the 2013 draft. He has done a nice job drawing and killing penalties this season.