New York 4, Ottawa 2

New York Islander Fan Central | 11/29/2008 10:01:00 PM |

Associated Press & Sportsnetwork & Has the recap of New York's 4-2 win against the Senators Saturday night.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Considering all the hockey this team has played over eight days and the very tough third periods the last games, I'll take the win and not put a lot of stock into how they got there because it was hardly a classic.

That loud screaming you may hear could be coming from Craig Hartsburg as the Senators bus drives by your home tonight. For a team that came in playing better on a run with some rest they were very undisciplined.

Cannot remember a recent Islander game where the third period script did not give the other club a bunch of powerplays to even things up after the Isles got a bunch of them.

Nice deflection by Hilbert on the first goal, good break on Meyer driving the net for a redirection that led to his second period goal while his third period goal was an excellent shot that simply beat Auld top shelf.

A few other second period close in chances (Sim) and a few good shots from Bailey but overall the Islanders offense was choppy at best. Powerplay again was brutal and gave up more than they got with the man advantage. I think everyone got a look with Richard Park becoming a powerplay regular.

Senators hit a few posts and had the Islanders running around too much. Second Ottawa goal Islanders had three chances to clear before they made that great play.

MacDonald again had to be good in this one with a few big kick saves. Meyer and Witt do not look settled on the backline in this system, Sutton had some hits but does not seem as locked in as he was a week ago. Ottawa got some big hits in too for their forwards.

Martinek made a nice play skating the puck out to draw a powerplay.

Too much scrambling by the Islanders tonight but they did gut out a win at a time they should be tired and fragile.

Three out of three against Ottawa?
I'll take the two points they badly needed.

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