NHL Game Summary - NY Islanders at Ottawa
(Saturday, March 21st)
Final Score: Ottawa 5, NY Islanders 2
Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Dany Heatley's team-leading 34th goal of the season capped a four-goal second period, as the Ottawa Senators defeated the New York Islanders, 5-2, at Scotiabank Place.
Mike Fisher, Chris Neil, Nick Foligno and Filip Kuba also tallied for the red- hot Senators, who have won four straight and eight of their last nine contests. Daniel Alfredsson recorded three assists, while Brian Elliott made 20 saves to extend his winning streak to eight games, the longest by a rookie goaltender in franchise history.
"We're playing a lot of good games right now," Alfredsson said. "It's nice to be consistent and put good efforts together."
Josh Bailey scored twice for the Islanders, who completed a six-game road trip with a 2-3-1 mark. Yann Danis surrendered all five goals on 26 shots in the loss.
"(The Senators) played well. We got to give them credit," said Bailey. "Obviously, we didn't play our game. We strayed away from it big time."
After a scoreless opening 20 minutes, Ottawa erupted in the second period, with Neil getting things started just 28 seconds into the frame. Kuba buried a shot behind Danis at 9:14 and Fisher lit the lamp at 13:06 before Heatley found the back of the net 37 seconds later.
Bailey put New York on the board at the 3:02 mark of the third period. Foligno and the rookie center then traded goals less than a minute apart later in the session.
New York had taken four of five and five of seven overall from the Sens...Brendan Bell collected two assists for Ottawa.
03/21 23:50:30 ET