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NHL Game Summary - NY Islanders at Ottawa



(Friday, November 1st)

Final Score: NY Islanders 5, Ottawa 4 (SO)

Ottawa, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Frans Nielsen scored the lone shootout goal in the second round, as the New York Islanders fought back from a pair of two- goal deficits to take a 5-4 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Friday at Canadian Tire Centre.

Nielsen notched the game-tying goal 3:14 into the third period before making a slick backhand-forehand move and lifting the disc over the extended right pad of Robin Lehner in the second round of the shootout.

Evgeni Nabokov, who turned away the first two Ottawa shooters, then made a nice pad save on Bobby Ryan to end the shootout and snap New York's two-game losing streak.

"You want to get rewarded when you play well and the guys' work ethic is where it needs to be," Islanders head coach Jack Capuano said. "We were resilient and we battled back."

Pierre-Marc Bouchard registered a goal and an assist, Matt Martin and John Tavares each tallied once, and Nabokov finished with 27 saves for the Islanders, who peppered Lehner with 57 shots.

"They were very fast, they played with speed, they moved the puck and they shot a lot of pucks," Lehner said of the Isles.

Ryan recorded a goal and an assist for the Sens, who received goals from Clarke MacArthur, Erik Condra and Mika Zibanejad in dropping their fourth straight contest.

MacArthur's wraparound at the 14:47 mark of the second stanza staked the Senators to a 4-2 lead, but Bouchard buried a rebound from the low left side with 1:36 left in the period to make it a one-goal game.

After New York failed to capitalize on a two-man advantage that stretched into the third period, Nielsen netted the equalizer at 3:14 of the final frame when he fired a one-timer from the right circle off a cross-ice feed from Thomas Hickey to tie the game.

The Islanders registered the best scoring chance of the extra session when newly acquired forward Thomas Vanek skated in on a breakaway with just under 90 seconds left, but Lehner made a nice save in close.

The Senators built their first two-goal cushion with a pair of goals 1:02 apart late in the first stanza.

Condra took advantage of a New York turnover to notch the game's first goal, as he came up with Andrew MacDonald's failed clearing attempt just above the right circle before sneaking a shot through the blocker side of Nabokov for a 1-0 lead at 18:38.

Zibanejad followed just over a minute later with a heavy slapper from above the right circle that sent the Sens into the second with a 2-0 lead.

Tavares and Martin scored 28 seconds apart just before the midpoint of the second to even the score, but Ottawa answered with a two-goal flurry of its own shortly after to regain control.

Ryan's rebound goal from the low right side at 12:34 put the Sens back on top.

Game Notes

Ottawa center Derek Grant was credited with an assist on Condra's goal for his first NHL point ... Vanek was acquired for winger Matt Moulson and two draft picks from Buffalo on Sunday ... New York finished 0-for-4 on the power play ... Ottawa dropped to 1-3-1 at home this season.

11/02 00:11:58 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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