OTT
41-31-10
NYI
34-37-11

32 SOG
30 SOG

Senators 5, Islanders 1

Cory Wright | Sunday, 04.01.2012 / 5:52 PM

After winning five of six games, the New York Islanders dropped their second consecutive game, falling 5-1 to the Ottawa Senators Sunday afternoon at Nassau Coliseum.

The Senators opened up the Islanders with three goals in a 10-minute span in the second period to pull away from a 1-1 deadlock. Sergei Gonchar, Milan Michalek and Nick Foligno struck for the Sens, while the Isles were unable to answer in the middle frame.

“There was a nine-minute lapse that we had in the second period,” Jack Capuano said. “We didn’t compete hard enough tonight, we didn’t deserve to win that hockey game and we had some guys that played with no urgency in their game at all.”

Mark Streit put the Islanders ahead in the first period, deflecting a John Tavares pass off of his skate and past Craig Anderson. The play was reviewed, but ultimately the goal would stand.

Following Streit’s goal, Ottawa took over the game, and the combination of Milan Michalek, Turris and Gonchar combined for nine points on four of Senator’s five goals. Turris led the way with four points (2g/2a) while Michalek netted a goal and two assists and Gonchar added two points (1g/1a).  

“They kept it simple and they worked pretty hard,” Streit said. “We just played too complicated. It was pretty horrible on our part.”

Micheal Haley provided some energy for the Islanders, delivering nine hits and dropping the gloves with Sens enforcer Chris Neil in the first period. Capuano rewarded the feisty winger with 13:02 TOI.

“We were trying to give guys some minutes that we want to take a look at and evaluate,” Capuano said. “He gave us the energy that we need. If physical play is needed, he steps up for his teammates.”

Haley stepped up again in the third period as Neil was taking liberties with Andrew MacDonald, but Neil had no interest in a second round and Haley was given a roughing minor.

“I just thought I’d say that we aren’t going to take that,” Haley said.

While the Islanders took strides against divisional foes this season and swept the Carolina Hurricanes, they did not have an antidote for the Ottawa Senators. After taking the first meeting of the season in overtime, the Islanders dropped three straight to the Sens.  

As a part of Fan Appreciation Day, the Islanders participated in the annual “Jersey’s off our Backs” ceremony, giving game-worn jerseys to lucky fans. Also, before the game, Matt Martin was announced as the 2012 Bob Nystrom Award winner for the Islanders player who “best exemplifies leadership, hustle and dedication.”

After back-to-back matinees, the Islanders return to action against the New Jersey Devils Tuesday night at Prudential Center. Puck drop is at 7 p.m.


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OTT
NYI
Scoring Summary
1st Period
07:55NYI Mark Streit (7) Snap shot - ASST: John Tavares (47), Matt Moulson (33) 1 - 0 NYI
16:40OTT Kyle Turris (11) Wrist shot - ASST: Milan Michalek (24), Sergei Gonchar (32) 1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
03:09OTT PPG - Sergei Gonchar (5) Snap shot - ASST: Milan Michalek (25), Kyle Turris (15) 2 - 1 OTT
06:00OTT Milan Michalek (35) Backhand shot - ASST: Kyle Turris (16), Bobby Butler (10) 3 - 1 OTT
13:21OTT Nick Foligno (15) Wrist shot - ASST: Jesse Winchester (6), Colin Greening (19) 4 - 1 OTT
3rd Period
07:00OTT PPG - Kyle Turris (12) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Neil (15), Nick Foligno (31) 5 - 1 OTT
Three Stars of the Game
Kyle Turris
1st
Kyle Turris
G: 2Shots: 8
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 4PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 15:45
Milan Michalek
2nd
Milan Michalek
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 2
+/-: 2TOI: 17:26
Sergei Gonchar
3rd
Sergei Gonchar
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 22:50
Penalty Summary
1st Period
02:10OTT Jared Cowen  Illegal Check To Head against  Nino Niederreiter
08:26NYI Micheal Haley  Fighting (maj) against  Chris Neil
08:26OTT Chris Neil  Fighting (maj) against  Micheal Haley
09:32OTT Milan Michalek  Holding against  Andrew MacDonald
2nd Period
01:50NYI John Tavares  Hooking against  Colin Greening
19:14NYI Josh Bailey  Slashing against  Kaspars Daugavins
3rd Period
05:13NYI Micheal Haley  Roughing against  Chris Neil
17:24OTT Sergei Gonchar  Interference against  Michael Grabner
shots by period
PeriodOTTNYI
1st139
2nd109
3rd912
Total3230
Team Stats
CategoryOTTNYI
Power Plays2/30/3
Hits1922
Faceoff Wins3422
Giveaways1310
Takeaways168
Blocked Shots1122
Penalty Minutes1111
  • OTTAWA
  • NY ISLANDERS
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2J. CowenD0010217:06
4C. PhillipsD0011020:16
7K. TurrisC2218015:45
9M. MichalekL1223217:26
14C. GreeningL0111013:54
15Z. SmithC0000012:49
16B. ButlerR0113012:04
17F. KubaD0000020:40
18J. WinchesterC0113015:54
22E. CondraR0000016:47
23K. DaugavinsL0000015:41
25C. NeilR0100512:41
36R. KlinkhammerC0001011:38
42J. O'BrienC0002014:53
55S. GoncharD1111222:50
65E. KarlssonD0003023:05
71N. FolignoL1104013:51
97M. GilroyD0012016:40
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
41C. Anderson2930.96760:00
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2M. StreitD1004022:01
3T. HamonicD00-16021:21
4M. EatonD00-11017:54
12J. BaileyL00-21215:22
15P. ParenteauR0001016:40
16M. ReasonerC00-11013:39
17M. MartinL0001014:19
18M. HaleyC0003713:02
21K. OkposoR00-10014:31
24S. StaiosD00-10017:13
25N. NiederreiterR00-10012:48
26M. MoulsonL0102016:27
27M. JurcinaD0003018:08
29J. PandolfoL0001012:48
40M. GrabnerR0003013:21
47A. MacDonaldD00-12020:18
51F. NielsenC00-11017:06
91J. TavaresC0100217:56
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
35A. Montoya2732.84460:00