NHL Game Summary - NY Islanders at Ottawa|
(Friday, February 3rd)
Final Score: NY Islanders 2, Ottawa 1 (OT)
Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Mark Eaton capped his 600th NHL game with the
winner at the 2:35 mark of overtime to lift the New York Islanders past
Ottawa, 2-1, at Scotiabank Place.
Eaton was in the right place at the right time on the right side to accept a
Milan Jurcina pass and backhand the puck past an out-of-position Craig
Anderson to end the contest.
"It's nice to see a guy like Mark Eaton score. He's done a lot of great things
for us this year, a lot of the little things that don't get a lot of the
press," said Islanders forward John Tavares. "It's great to see him score a
nice one there and it's a big win for us."
Matt Martin also tallied and Evgeni Nabokov stopped 23 shots for the
Islanders, who have won two in a row.
Zack Smith scored for the Senators, who returned home following a six-game
road trip but lost their fifth straight outing. Anderson finished with 30
"We were finally back at home and were hoping to snap our losing streak. We
fell short again today," Smith said. "I don't think we got as many pucks to
the net as we should have."
After several close calls, Ottawa picked up the game's first goal while short-
handed with 13 seconds left in the second period.
Smith stole the puck from a New York player inside his own zone, broke free up
the left-wing side, carried the puck through center ice and into the
Islanders' zone before launching a floater that deflected off the
tip of Nabokov's glove and into the net.
Martin tied the game with 5:27 played in the third, as he was alone on the
right wing to take a P.A. Parenteau feed and score with a wrister from the
Eaton also picked up his first goal in 120 games, since November 28, 2009
against the Rangers while playing for Pittsburgh...Parenteau assisted on both
Islander goals...Friday's tilt marked the 1,500th in modern Senators franchise
history, dating back to their 1992 revival.
02/04 00:21:53 ET