NHL Game Summary - NY Islanders at Ottawa
(Thursday, January 1st)
Final Score: Ottawa 1, NY Islanders 0
Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Patrick Lalime stopped all 32 shots he faced to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 1-0 win over the New York Islanders at the Corel Centre.
The shutout marked the 30th of Lalime's career and his second of the season.
Peter Schaefer scored the game's only goal for Ottawa, as the Senators ran their unbeaten streak to eight games (6-0-2-0).
Garth Snow stopped 22 of the 23 shots he faced, as the Islanders' six-game winning streak came to an end. New York also lost for the sixth time in six contests played on New Year's Day.
Schaefer finally got the Senators on the board 14:05 into the third period with his ninth goal of the season. Karel Rachunek dug the puck out of the boards in the right corner behind the goal and moved behind the net to flip the puck out to Shaeffer in the slot. He got control of the puck and slid it under Snow's left leg pad for the tally.
Daniel Alfredsson also got credit for assisting on the goal.
Any chance of a New York tie was severely hindered when Oleg Kvasha was called for goaltender interference with one minute remaining in the game to deny the Isles the man advantage.
The second period featured several big saves by both goalies. Lalime stopped 11 shots, while Snow saved nine. It was the second consecutive period for Lalime stopping double-digit shots.
Lalime had a busy first period, as he stopped all 10 shots he faced. The Isles peppered him with several shots in the final few minutes of the period, but Lalime stood steadfast throughout.
Snow also had a strong first 20 minutes with nine saves.
New York's Mark Parish left the game in the first period with an ankle injury...Curtis Leschyshyn played in his 1,000th career NHL game...Ottawa is 10-2-2 in its last 14 meetings with the Islanders...The Islanders are 2-11-3 in their last 16 in Ottawa.
01/01 22:12:24 ET