NHL Game Summary - Ottawa at NY Islanders
(Monday, November 3rd)
Final Score: NY Islanders 6, Ottawa 3
Uniondale, NY (Sports Network) - Mariusz Czerkawski and Oleg Kvasha both delivered a goal and an assist, to lead the New York Islanders to a 6-3 win over Ottawa at Nassau Coliseum.
Trent Hunter, Jason Wiemer, Alexei Yashin and Shawn Bates also scored for the Islanders, who snapped a 15-game regular season winless streak at home against Ottawa (0-10-4-1).
Peter Schaefer, Zdeno Chara, Daniel Alfredsson registered goals for the Senators, who are winless in their last three games (0-2-1).
Rick DiPietro stopped 29 shots, including 10 in the third period, for New York, which scored three goals in the second period to snap a 1-1 tie and remain unbeaten in its last three games (2-0-1).
Czerkawski put the Islanders ahead 2-1 just 55 seconds into the second period. Wiemer opened a 3-1 edge on a shot from center ice 6:10 later.
Chara's score from the right faceoff circle pulled Ottawa within 3-2 at 9:16 of the second.
However, Kvasha regained New York's two-goal edge. He stole the puck behind the Senators' net and beat Patrick Lalime on a wrap-around with 9:27 to make it 4-2.
Lalime finished with 20 saves.
Alfredsson converted on a wrist shot from between the circles with 1:49 left in the period to cut the Ottawa deficit to 4-3.
In the third period, Yashin delivered an insurance tally for the Islanders with 4:02 remaining. On the power play, Czerkawski slid the puck across to Yashin, who converted on a one-timer from the left faceoff circle.
Bates capped the scoring with an empty-net goal.
The Senators went ahead 1-0 at 7:50 of the first period. Brian Pothier fired a shot from the right point, which was deflected by Schaefer past DiPietro.
New York forged a 1-1 tie with 1:02 left in the first. Shawn Bates carried the puck into the zone and dropped it in the right slot to Hunter, who converted on a one-timer.
New York forward Jason Blake left in the first period with a sprained right knee..Ottawa fell to 3-2-0 on the road this season...Adrian Aucoin posted two assists for New York, which last beat the Senators at home, 5-4, January 6, 1996...Former Islanders standout Pat LaFontaine was among a class of four inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. A 15-year veteran, LaFontaine scored over 30 goals in nine years, including six consecutive 40- plus goal seasons. He is one of five American-born players to notch 1,000 points in the NHL.
11/04 01:35:01 ET