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Senators top Islanders, extend winning streak to four

Mar 22, 2009 - 3:06 AM
OTTAWA (AP) -- Long out of serious playoff contention, the Ottawa Senators aren't content to simply play out the season.

Chris Neil, Filip Kuba, Mike Fisher, Dany Heatley and Nick Foligno scored to help the Senators win their seventh straight home game, 5-2 over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.

"It's nice to do it now instead of not at all, I guess," Ottawa star Daniel Alfredsson said. "We don't always play great but we've been sticking out and finding a way. We're making more of our chances."

Brian Elliott made 20 saves, and Alfredsson and Brendan Bell had three assists each for Ottawa. The Senators improved to 31-30-10, the first time they've been above .500 since November 6.

"We're like a different team," Fisher said. "We're playing with more energy and having more fun playing as a team and that's the way we should have been playing all year. We've been competing in all areas of the ice, been getting good goaltending and getting more goals."

Josh Bailey scored twice in the third period for New York.

"If you have a good night it makes it a lot sweeter if it's a W." Bailey said. "As far as myself, it was only a good third period. My first two periods were off big time and I think that goes along with the rest of the team, too. They played well and we have to give credit where credit is deserved."

Ottawa scored four second-period goals.

Neil opened the scoring 28 seconds into the period with a shot from the slot that barely crossed the line after goalie Yann Danis got a piece of the puck.

Kuba scored his third of the season at 9:14, and Fisher and Heatley scored 37 seconds. Fisher used a chip shot to score at 13:06, and Heatley snapped home a shot from the top of the circle at 13:43.

Danis made 21 saves.






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    Islanders 2, Senators 5  FinalMar 21 10:48 PM


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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NY ISLANDERS 0 0 2 2
    OTTAWA 0 4 1 5 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: OTT - CHRIS NEIL 3 (JARKKO RUUTU) 0:28
    OTT - FILIP KUBA 3 (DANIEL ALFREDSSON, BRENDAN BELL) 9:14
    OTT - MIKE FISHER 12 (NICK FOLIGNO, BRENDAN BELL) 13:06
    OTT - DANY HEATLEY 34 (JASON SPEZZA, DANIEL ALFRED

    Mar 21 9:36 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 2
    OTTAWA 5
    3RD PRD: NYI - JOSH BAILEY 5 (KYLE OKPOSO, JEFF TAMBELLINI) 13:26

    Islanders 2, Senators 5  3rd - 6:34Mar 21 9:24 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 1
    OTTAWA 5
    3RD PRD: OTT - (PP) NICK FOLIGNO 16 (DANIEL ALFREDSSON, BRENDAN BELL)
    12:32

    Islanders 1, Senators 5  3rd - 7:28Mar 21 9:19 PM
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    Islanders 1, Senators 4  3rd - 16:58Mar 21 9:05 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 1
    OTTAWA 4
    3RD PRD: NYI - (PP) JOSH BAILEY 4 (BLAKE COMEAU, FRANS NIELSEN) 3:02

    Islanders 1, Senators 4  3rd - 16:58Mar 21 9:02 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NY ISLANDERS 0 0 0
    OTTAWA 0 4 4 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: OTT - CHRIS NEIL 3 (JARKKO RUUTU) 0:28
    OTT - FILIP KUBA 3 (DANIEL ALFREDSSON, BRENDAN BELL) 9:14
    OTT - MIKE FISHER 12 (NICK FOLIGNO, BRENDAN BELL) 13:06
    OTT - DANY HEATLEY 34 (JASON SPEZZA,

    Mar 21 8:41 PM


  • NHL
    NY ISLANDERS 0
    OTTAWA 4
    2ND PRD: OTT - DANY HEATLEY 34 (JASON SPEZZA, DANIEL ALFREDSSON) 13:43

    Islanders 0, Senators 4  2nd - 6:17Mar 21 8:30 PM


  • NHL
    NY ISLANDERS 0
    OTTAWA 3
    2ND PRD: OTT - MIKE FISHER 12 (NICK FOLIGNO, BRENDAN BELL) 13:06

    Islanders 0, Senators 3  2nd - 6:54Mar 21 8:29 PM


  • NHL
    NY ISLANDERS 0
    OTTAWA 2
    2ND PRD: OTT - FILIP KUBA 3 (DANIEL ALFREDSSON, BRENDAN BELL) 9:14

    Islanders 0, Senators 2  2nd - 10:46Mar 21 8:20 PM


  • NHL
    NY ISLANDERS 0
    OTTAWA 1
    2ND PRD: OTT - CHRIS NEIL 3 (JARKKO RUUTU) 0:28

    Islanders 0, Senators 1  2nd - 19:32Mar 21 8:09 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NY ISLANDERS 0 0
    OTTAWA 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NYI 7 7
    OTT 8 8
    GOALIES: NYI - YANN DANIS
    OTT - BRIAN ELLIOTT

    Mar 21 7:50 PM
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