Ottawa 4, NY Islanders 1

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Ottawa 34-31-7-7 16-17-3-3 18-14-4-4 W2
NY Islanders 31-37-5-6 13-19-4-5 18-18-1-1 L3

Recap


Senators 4, Islanders 1: Captain Jason Spezza scored twice and added an assist and Craig Anderson made 45 saves to lead visiting Ottawa over New York.

Ales Hemsky also scored and had two assists and Matt Kassian added an empty-net goal for the Senators, who were eliminated from postseason contention after Columbus posted a 4-3 overtime victory over Phoenix on Tuesday.

Frans Nielsen scored his career-best 25th goal for the Islanders, who wrapped up their home season with a 13-19-9 record. Anders Nilsson stopped 28 shots in his second consecutive start.

Spezza opened the scoring on a power play 12:45 into the second period, blasting a one-timer from the right faceoff circle that trickled past Nilsson. Neilsen knotted it 22 seconds into the third period, collecting a rebound in the slot and firing a backhand shot past Anderson. 

Spezza struck again exactly 20 minutes after his first goal, sending a quick wrist shot into the top corner. Hemsky put the Senators up by two goals at 14:26 of the third by speeding around the Islanders defense and flipping a shot over an outstretched Nilsson.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Islanders LW Brett Gallant made an impression in his NHL debut, knocking down Kassian with one punch during a fight in the first period. … The Islanders finish their season with road games at Montreal, New Jersey and Buffalo. ... Ottawa Ds Colin Greening and Jared Cowen sat out with lower-body injuries.

Top Game Performances

Ottawa   NY Islanders
Jason Spezza 3 Points Frans Nielsen 1
Jason Spezza 2 Goals Frans Nielsen 1
Ales Hemsky 2 Assists Josh Bailey 1
Jason Spezza 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Craig Anderson .978 Save Percentage Anders Nilsson .903
Craig Anderson 45 Saves Anders Nilsson 28

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Ottawa 32 4 1-5 3-3 15 34
NY Islanders 46 1 0-3 4-5 19 32

Upcoming Games

  • NY Islanders will play its next game on the road against Montreal. The Islanders have a W/L % of .344 after a win and .426 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play its next game at home against New Jersey. The Senators have a W/L % of .364 after a win and .478 after a loss.