Only two other goalies have beaten the New York Islanders six times in a season: the New York Rangers'

Mike Dunham

in 2003-04 and the New Jersey Devils'

Martin Brodeur

in 2006-07.

Last night at the Wachovia Center, Marty Biron became the third. Biron went into the game 5-0 with a 1.60 goals-against average and a .948 save percentage against the Isles this season.

"I didn't know that," Biron said before the game. "Thanks for reminding me because you need things like that going into games. What it means is how well we've played against them in tough situations.

"But playing eight games against one team definitely helps. Now if it goes back to a different schedule next year and we're playing them only six games, you'd have to sweep the series. But it helps a lot playing eight times."

Among Flyers goalies all-time, three have posted five wins against the Isles in one season. Bernie Parent (5-0) did it in 1973-74, Ron Hextall (5-1) in 1988-89, and Robert Esche (5-0) in 2005-06.

"Whenever you get four, five and six wins against a team, you've done something right," Biron said.

Loose pucks

Jaroslav Modry

had an assist taken away from him March 12 on

Kimmo Timonen's

power-play goal against Toronto. It would have been his 200th career assist. He finally got his 200th last night when he assisted on

Braydon Coburn's

goal in the second period. . . . The Flyers'

Patrick Thoresen

played in his 100th NHL game last night. Eighty-five of them were played as an Edmonton Oiler.

- Tim Panaccio