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OTTAWA 4, ISLANDERS 2

Tuesday, 12.05.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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OTTAWA 4, ISLANDERS 2
Heatley and Spezza lead Sens to fourth consecutive win

Official Scoresheet | Official Super Stats

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
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
6 DET 59 33 15 11 173 154 77
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 58 25 23 10 166 161 60
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 62 29 34 4 63
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 62 13 26 21 39
B. Nelson 62 17 19 6 36
F. Nielsen 62 11 25 11 36
A. Lee 56 20 12 12 32
J. Bailey 50 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 52 7 22 15 29
N. Leddy 62 8 17 14 25
T. Hamonic 52 4 19 16 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 32 13 0 .910 2.49
C. Johnson 8 7 1 .890 2.95

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