John Tavares is fast becoming one of the NHL's elite offensive players as he attempts to lift the New York Islanders into the playoffs for the first time since the 2006-07 season. Tavares takes a five-game, goal-scoring streak into a matinee against the visiting Philadelphia Flyers on Monday. The fourth-year center has 11 goals in the last 10 games, highlighted by his fourth career hat trick in the 5-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. Tavares and linemate Matt Moulson have combined for 18 of the 44 goals for New York, which has won two straight after a five-game skid.The Flyers appeared to be turning things around earlier this month, but have dropped three of their last four games - including a listless 4-1 loss at Montreal on Saturday. Philadelphia will need to find some consistency on offense and get its power play going to climb in the standings.TV: 1 p.m. ET, CSN (Philadelphia), MSG-Plus (New York).ABOUT THE FLYERS (6-9-1): Philadelphia generated only 19 shots on goal against the Canadiens and is averaging 23.3 the last three games. Captain Claude Giroux and defenseman Kimmo Timonen both told reporters that the team was " going through the motions," and needed to compete at a higher level after Saturday's game. It doesn't help that the Flyers are 2-for-21 on the power play in the last seven games. Giroux has only three goals and is a minus-6 through one-third of the season. Jakub Voracek and Brayden Schenn share the team lead in scoring with 11 points. On the bright side, the Flyers have killed 33 of 35 power plays in February.ABOUT THE ISLANDERS (6-7-1): The Islanders have suddenly caught fire on the power play. They have converted seven of their last 12 opportunities with the man advantage. Tavares has five goals and half of his 20 points on the power play and Moulson has four of his seven goals when the Islanders have the extra man. New York would like to get more from forwards Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo, who have each recorded only one goal. Goalie Evgeni Nabokov (6-5-1) has stopped 66 of 70 shots the last two games to raise his save percentage to .906.OVERTIME1. The Islanders were sixth in the NHL in scoring (3.14) through Saturday, while the Flyers stood 24th (2.38).2. Philadelphia G Ilya Bryzgalov is expected to play his 400th NHL game.3. D Lubomir Visnovsky has four assists and is a plus-2 since joining the Islanders.PREDICTION: Flyers 5, Islanders 3.