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(Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Flyers will try to snap a seven-game losing streak this afternoon, when they visit the rival New Jersey Devils at Continental Airlines Arena.

The Flyers have lost 17 of their last 20 contests (3-15-1) and suffered through a club-record 10-game losing streak from December 2-27 during that stretch.

Philly was handed its latest setback Thursday evening, as the Islanders posted a 4-2 win in the City of Brotherly Love. Mike Sillinger had a goal and an assist to lead New York.

Antero Niittymaki allowed four goals on 36 shots for the hapless Flyers, while Randy Jones and Simon Gagne tallied the goals. Philadelphia also had Geoff Sanderson and Mike Richards return to the lineup after both players missed the last 16 games with sports hernia injuries.

Despite the loss, it was a special night for Philadelphia captain Peter Forsberg, who picked up his 600th career assist, becoming the 70th player in NHL history to reach this mark.

Philadelphia has an NHL-low 26 points and is on track for the worst season in franchise history. The Flyers' lowest point total for a single season was 58 in 1969-70.

After today, the Flyers won't be in action again next Saturday, when they emerge from the All-Star break.

The Devils had a three-game winning streak halted Thursday by visiting Tampa Bay. Brad Richards scored twice in regulation, and then had the only goal in the shootout, as the Lightning downed Jersey, 3-2.

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