OTTAWA 4, ISLANDERS 2

Tuesday, 12.5.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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OTTAWA 4, ISLANDERS 2
Heatley and Spezza lead Sens to fourth consecutive win

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Dany Heatley scored two goals and Jason Spezza had three points to help the Ottawa Senators skate past the Islanders Tuesday night at the Nassau Coliseum by the score of 4-2. Martin Gerber stopped 24 shots for the victory. The Senators have now won four games in a row and eight out of their last nine.
 
Heatley put the Senators up 1-0, 4:32 into the game. Spezza gathered his own blocked shot and fed Heatley for his 17th goal of the season.

Spezza scored the Senators' second goal of the game with 1:33 remaining in the first period. While on the power play, Spezza blasted a slap shot from the top of the circles for his 13th of the season.

In the second period, Andy Hilbert traded goals with Joe Corvo.

Hilbert scored his first goal as an Islander to cut the lead to 2-1. Hilbert gathered in a loose puck and backhanded it over Gerber with 9:38 gone by in the second period.

The Senators made it 3-1 with another power play goal with 49.4 seconds remaining in the second period. Daniel Alfredsson fed Corvo for a back-door one-timer.

Some hard work paid off for the Islanders to get within one, 6:42 into the third period. Jason Blake battled to get the puck behind the net to Bruno Gervais. After walking behind the net, Gervais threw it in front to Blake, who stuffed it past Gerber for his 15th goal of the season.

With 7:50 left in the third period, Heatley scored his second goal of game on a brilliant individual effort to make it 4-2.


Quotes:
Mike Sillinger: "We can't fall into the system of winning a game, losing a game, winning a game. If we're going to stay at the top of our division we're going to have to compete every night."

Andy Hilbert: "They're a good team with some great skilled players. We just didn't have our best game tonight. With guys out of the lineup we need to pick up the slack and hopefully we can turn it around against Montreal on Thursday."

Jason Blake: "They came out harder than we did and out-shot us in the first period. They competed for pucks harder than we did. They capitalized on our chances and we didn't."


Five Stars of the Game:
1. Dany Heatley: Two goals
2. Jason Spezza: A goal and two assists
3. Andy Hilbert: Scored first goal as an Islander
4. Joe Corvo: Scored the game-winner and an assist
5. Bruno Gervais: An assist and a +1 rating


Stat of the Game: Andy Hilbert scored his first goal since notching one against the Islanders on April 17, 2006 at the Nassau Coliseum

Fans of the Game: Mario Tullo and her two children Karissa and Matthew had the opportunity to watch tonight's game in the comfort of a suite. "These are some good seats up here," said Karissa. "It's a special place to watch a game." As an employee of Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Maria explained how useful it is to be in a suite because it gives her a chance to "network with business partners."

Slapshots: Viktor Kozlov extended his points streak to five games (7g, 3a)...Wade Dubielewicz was recalled on an emergency basis to back-up Mike Dunham with Rick DiPietro listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury...Tonight's attendance was 8,741

Game Operations: Alexa Roland, age 12, performed her figure skating routine beautifully between the first and second periods. She has already been skating for five years and practices at Islanders Iceworks. Alexa said it took her only two weeks to rehearse for tonight's skate, but she sure fooled us with a flawless performance.

 

 

 

 


ISLANDERS
Goaltenders

1   Mike Dunham
34 Wade Dubielewicz

Defensemen
32 Brendan Witt - 24 Radek Martinek
77 Alexei Zhitnik - 6 Sean Hill
3   Tom Poti - 8 Bruno Gervais

Forwards
12 Chris Simon - 25 Viktor Kozlov - 11 Andy Hilbert
45 Arron Asham - 18 Mike Sillinger - 55 Jason Blake
10 Richard Park - 16 Mike York - 81 Miroslav Satan
27 Jeremy Colliton - 17 Shawn Bates - 33 Eric Boguniecki


OTTAWA
Goaltenders
29 Martin Gerber
1   Ray Emery 

Defensemen
4   Chris Phillips - 14 Andrej Meszaros 
24 Anton Volchenkov - 7   Joe Corvo
5   Christoph Schubert - 42 Tom Preissing 

Forwards
15 Dany Heatley - 19 Jason Spezza - 22 Chris Kelly
20 Antoine Vermette - 12 Mike Fisher - 11 Daniel Alfredsson
27 Peter Schaefer - 44 Patrick Eaves - 25 Chris Neil
17 Denis Hamel - 37 Dean McAmmond - 16 Brian McGrattan

 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 76 34 40 -3 74
R. Strome 75 15 32 19 47
K. Okposo 54 15 31 -10 46
F. Nielsen 75 13 28 9 41
B. Nelson 76 18 22 9 40
A. Lee 70 23 16 12 39
J. Bailey 64 15 23 4 38
J. Boychuk 66 8 25 9 33
T. Hamonic 66 5 25 16 30
N. Leddy 72 10 19 15 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 35 16 2 .915 2.39
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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