SENATORS 3, ISLANDERS 2 (SO)
Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 1:43 AM
OTTAWA (AP) -Right after his goal streak was snapped, Ryan Shannon extended the Ottawa Senators' run of shootout success.
Shannon scored the decisive goal in the tiebreaker to give Ottawa a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
Shannon, who had a three-game goal streak end, delivered the Senators' third straight shootout tally after linemates Alex Kovalev and Mike Fisher also beat Dwayne Roloson
"That goal streak isn't important, the wins are," said Shannon, who scored four times during the streak, including twice in Wednesday night's 4-3 loss to Colorado. "I had opportunities to put the puck in the net. Kovalev and Fisher found me and we created a lot of chances."
misfired on the Islanders' final attempt after Frans Nielsen
and Rob Schremp
scored on New York's first two shots against Pascal Leclaire.
"Obviously, I want to put that one in," Tavares said. "It just kind of rolled off my stick, and I thought I had him. We pick up a point and move on."
Roloson stopped 34 shots as the Islanders claimed a standings point for the fourth time in five games (3-1-1).
"Just getting that point is huge for us, especially the way we didn't play our best period in the second period and we were able to come out of it not to bad," Roloson said. "We battled back and we got one early in the third, and the guys did a good job."
Chris Kelly and Peter Regin scored second-period goals for Ottawa, which was without top players Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza.
Leclaire made 25 saves during the game for the Senators, who have won three of four.
Jon Sim scored 56 seconds into the third to draw the Islanders even at 2. Schremp gave New York a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal 7:55 into the second.
Regin put Ottawa ahead 2-1, scoring his fifth goal with 51.8 seconds left in the middle period after Kelly tied it with his fifth at 14:26.
Referee Steve Kozari pointed to signal the Senators' go-ahead goal when the puck wound up in the back of the net after Roloson made the initial stop on Regin's shot.
A video review upheld Kozari's ruling, showing that the puck fell behind Roloson, who inadvertently knocked it toward the goal line with the end of his stick. Matt Moulson prevented the puck from completely crossing the line, pulling it back into the crease before it was jammed home off the blade of Roloson's stick with a push from Ottawa's Jonathon Cheechoo.
"It was a goal-mouth scramble, and that's what the Sens like to do," Roloson said. "I watched the game last night and there were probably about five goaltender interference calls that could have been called, but it's part of their game and that's the way they do it."
Schremp, who scored the only shootout goal in the Islanders' 2-1 win over Columbus on Tuesday, got his second goal of the season when he took Mark Streit
's setup pass and snapped a shot past Leclaire from the right side. That put New York ahead 1-0 at 7:55 of the second.
Former Islanders defenseman Chris Campoli, who assisted on Regin's go-ahead goal late in the second, and New York's Andy Sutton drew roughing penalties immediately after the tying goal early in the third. Campoli cross-checked Sim, and Sutton retaliated.
"It was one of those games where both teams are out there trying to win the hockey game and it's intense and competitive," Campoli said. "Sometimes when you're going against your old team it brings out some other things in you that don't normally come out. It was just a situation where I reacted to Jon. It was just coincidental penalties, so I don't think it was that big a deal."
Matt Carkner drew each of Ottawa's three penalties in the opening period, including a double-minor for roughing after he threw couple of quick punches in Tim Jackman's face following the buzzer.
Jackman, who had checked Campoli into the end boards as time expired, was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons to have his eye checked, an Islanders spokesman said.
"In my mind he was looking to cause some ruckus," Carkner said. "After that dirty hit, if it was me hitting someone like that I'd be ready. I'd know if someone was coming after me and I'm not going to hesitate about things. I don't want to be dirty, either, but it's one of those situations. I was sure that he was ready, but it's unfortunate that it all had to happen."
NOTES: Campoli had 83 points in 228 games with the Islanders from 2005-09. ... Senators D Alexandre Picard was a healthy scratch. Picard, who was a minus-three Wednesday, was replaced in the lineup by rookie Erik Karlsson.