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Islanders hope to have DiPietro, pick up rare win vs. Senators

Mar 15, 2007 - 3:32 PM
NY Islanders (34-25-10) at Ottawa (40-23-7) 7:30 pm EDT

OTTAWA (Ticker) -- The New York Islanders hope to have their franchise player against a tough opponent.

Rick DiPietro hopes to make his 19th straight start when the Islanders visit the Ottawa Senators on Thursday.

DiPietro, who signed a 15-year contract in September, was injured in the first period of Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Montreal.

The star goaltender collided with Montreal's Steve Begin while attempting to get to a loose puck just inside his own blue line. Begin's skate appeared to hit the head of DiPietro, who left the game and did not return.

DiPietro is a game-time decision for Thursday's contest, but Wade Dubielewicz was recalled from Bridgeport of the American Hockey League ad an emergency backup. If DiPietro cannot go, Mike Dunham will make his first start since February 1.

New York is tied with Carolina (35-28-8) for the last two postseason spots in the Eastern Conference. The two teams are only one point ahead of ninth-place Toronto (34-27-9).

New York hopes to have DiPietro against the Senators, who have won their last six games against the Islanders by an overall margin of 29-6. The Islanders are 3-16-0 with five ties in their last 24 regular-season trips to Ottawa.

On Tuesday, Ottawa secured a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers. Defenseman Andrej Meszaros scored on a deflection off Marek Malik's stick midway through the third period, snapping a tie.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NY ISLANDERS 0 0 2 2
    OTTAWA 0 2 3 5 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: OTT - CHRIS KELLY 14 (ANTOINE VERMETTE) 1:59
    OTT - JOE CORVO 7 (MIKE COMRIE, DEAN MCAMMOND) 5:53
    3RD PRD: OTT - CHRIS NEIL 11 (ANTOINE VERMETTE, TOM PREISSING) 2:00
    OTT - DEAN MCAMMOND 11 (MIKE COMRIE, J

    Mar 15 10:00 PM


  • NHL
    NY ISLANDERS 2
    OTTAWA 5
    3RD PRD: NYI - DREW FATA 1 (MIROSLAV SATAN) 19:55

    Mar 15 9:59 PM


  • NHL
    NY ISLANDERS 2
    OTTAWA 5
    3RD PRD: NYI - DREW FATA 1 (MIROSLAV SATAN) 19:55

    Islanders vs. SenatorsMar 15 9:59 PM


  • NHL
    NY ISLANDERS 1
    OTTAWA 5
    3RD PRD: NYI - (PP) MIROSLAV SATAN 24 (ALEXEI YASHIN, TOM POTI) 14:47

    Islanders vs. SenatorsMar 15 9:49 PM


  • NHL
    NY ISLANDERS 0
    OTTAWA 5
    3RD PRD: OTT - JASON SPEZZA 29 (DANY HEATLEY, PATRICK EAVES) 3:16

    Islanders vs. SenatorsMar 15 9:27 PM


  • NHL
    NY ISLANDERS 0
    OTTAWA 4
    3RD PRD: OTT - DEAN MCAMMOND 11 (MIKE COMRIE, JOE CORVO) 2:24

    Islanders vs. SenatorsMar 15 9:27 PM


  • NHL
    NY ISLANDERS 0
    OTTAWA 3
    3RD PRD: OTT - CHRIS NEIL 11 (ANTOINE VERMETTE, TOM PREISSING) 2:00

    Islanders vs. SenatorsMar 15 9:26 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NY ISLANDERS 0 0 0
    OTTAWA 0 2 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: OTT - CHRIS KELLY 14 (ANTOINE VERMETTE) 1:59
    OTT - JOE CORVO 7 (MIKE COMRIE, DEAN MCAMMOND) 5:53
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NYI 8 8 16
    OTT

    Mar 15 9:04 PM


  • NHL
    NY ISLANDERS 0
    OTTAWA 2
    2ND PRD: OTT - JOE CORVO 7 (MIKE COMRIE, DEAN MCAMMOND) 5:53

    Islanders vs. SenatorsMar 15 8:41 PM


  • NHL
    NY ISLANDERS 0
    OTTAWA 1
    2ND PRD: OTT - CHRIS KELLY 14 (ANTOINE VERMETTE) 1:59

    Islanders vs. SenatorsMar 15 8:35 PM


  • NHL
    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 8 8
    OTT 10 10
    GOALIES: NYI - MIKE DUNHAM
    OTT - RAY EMERY

    Mar 15 8:14 PM