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HASEK SHUTS OUT ISLANDERS

Saturday, 11.05.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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HASEK SHUTS OUT ISLANDERS
Ottawa 6, Islanders 0

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By Kerry Gwydir and Corey Witt

Dominik Hasek made 28 saves as the Senators blanked the Islanders 6-0 on Saturday night in Ottawa. Daniel Alfredsson netted a pair of goals for the Sens and Ottawa netted three powerplay goals with a short handed tally in their winning effort.

After Thursday's 5-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Coliseum ice, Rick DiPietro got the nod again between the Islander's pipes vs. Ottawa's Dominik Hasek. DiPietro's teammates didn't get off to the best start when they were down two-men for 1:15 less than three minutes into the contest. The Isles dodged the high-powered Ottawa offense on that powerplay, but the sequence did have its chaotic moments.

Three brilliant stops early on the 5-on-3 by DiPietro kept the hosts off the board as Jason Spezza (twice) and another from the stick of Alfredsson on the doorstep tested the Isle's penalty killing unit. Ottawa defenseman Brian Pothier, just prior to the powerplay ending, beat the Islander keeper through a screen but was denied by the left post.

Steve Stirling's team would get their own two-man advantage for 29 ticks nine minutes in, but it turned into the hosts favor when Alfredsson tallied a shorthanded breakaway tally at the 9:22 mark. The play developed when Chris Phillips blocked Alexei Zhitnik's one timer inside the Ottawa offensive zone, which pinged into center ice. That sent the Seantor's captain the other away untouched, where he beat DiPietro on the forehand.

A Shawn Bates penalty cost the Isles with 4:46 left in the opener as Dany Heatley added to Ottawa's lead. A shot by Alfredsson started things as he missed the net on a one-timer to DiPietro's left. Jason Spezza beat the Isle's defense to the puck behind the net, then found Heatley cruising in front unchecked for his 11th of the season.

The Islanders matched the Senators, energy-wise, early on in the second period after being out-skated for much of the opening period. But it was Dominik Hasek who turned in several quality stops to thwart the visitor's rally. The Ottawa keeper made a huge save during an Islander powerplay 13 minutes in when he denied Mark Parrish on the doorstep with a stellar left pad stop. It turned out to be a game-changing moment as on the next shift, Ottawa added to their lead.

Chris Neil recorded his sixth of the year when he deflected a Pothier slap shot from the right point. Pothier had intercepted a Janne Niinimaa clear and immediately flicked the puck at the Islander cage.

Ottawa's Heatley was given a penalty shot with 5:48 left in the same period when Alexei Zhitnik hauled down the Senator's left wing from behind. DiPietro came up big with a right pad rejection off a forehand attempt by Heatley.

The Senators kept the pressure on the Islanders in the third period and scored three goals as a result. Martin Havlat netted his seventh of the season 3:10 into the stanza with assists going to Antoine Vermette and Peter Scheafer to make it 4-0. With Robert Nilsson serving DiPietro's two-minute minor for roughing, the Sens made it 5-0 at 8:02 when Alfredsson recorded his second of the game. Spezza and Heatley registered the assists.

The Senators tallied their third powerplay goal of the night with Zhitnik serving two minutes for hooking. Former Islander Bryan Smolinski netted the goal at 13:19 with Mike Fisher and Chris Phillips registering the assists.

ICE CHIPS: Petteri Nokelainen (knee) and Tomi Pettinen were the Islander's scratches.

ISLANDERS
FORWARDS
(79) Alexei Yashin-(12) Oleg Kvasha-(81) Miroslav Satan
(21) Robert Nilsson-(17) Shawn Bates-(37) Mark Parrish
(55) Jason Blake-(16) Mike York-(7) Trent Hunter
(49) Eric Godard-(45) Arron Asham-(11) Mattias Weinhandl

DEFENSE
(77) Alexei Zhitnik-(24) Radek Martinek
(25) Brad Lukowich-(44) Janne Niinimaa
(14) Chris Campoli-(24) Radek Martinek

GOALTENDERS
(39) Rick DiPietro
(30) Garth Snow


OTTAWA
FORWARDS
(15) Dany Heatley-(19) Jason Spezza-(11) Daniel Alfredsson
(12) Mike Fisher-(21) Bryan Smolinski-(25) Chris Neil
(27) Peter Schaefer-(20) Antoine Vermette-(9) Martin Havlat
(26) Vaclav Varada-(22) Chris Kelly-(16) Brian McGrattan

DEFENSEMEN
(4) Chris Phillips-(3) Zdeno Chara
(6) Wade Redden-(24) Anton Volchenkov
(14) Andrey Meszaros-(2) Brian Pothier

GOALTENDERS
(39) Dominik Kasek
(1) Ray Emery

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NYI 47 32 14 1 155 130 65
2 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
3 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
4 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
5 PIT 47 27 12 8 143 120 62
6 NYR 45 27 14 4 135 110 58
7 WSH 47 24 14 9 140 124 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 49 20 22 7 134 149 47
13 CBJ 46 21 22 3 117 145 45
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 47 22 24 -1 46
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 47 9 25 17 34
B. Nelson 47 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 47 9 17 5 26
J. Boychuk 37 4 20 17 24
J. Bailey 35 8 14 9 22
N. Leddy 47 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 47 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 41 13 5 8 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 9 0 .913 2.37
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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