Islanders Get Sentenced to a 4-1 Loss to the Senators

New York, NY - The Ottawa Senators(6-6-1) defeated the New York Islanders (4-7-2) by the score of 4-1 in hockey action on Thursday night, as the Islanders lost its sixth straight game this season. Leading the way for Ottawa was Jason Spezza who had a goal and three assist to lead the team offensively.

Also making their way on the score sheet for Ottawa was Sergei Gonchar, David Hale and Chris Kelly. Brian Elliott made 28 saves in his ninth straight start for the Senators, who have won five of seven since getting off to a 1-4-1 start.

For the Islanders the lone goal came from Matt Moulson with a power play goal at the 3:40 mark into the third period. In the cage for New York Dwayne Roloson made 23 saves. For New York they have seemed to have lost their way on the ice lately, not playing with much grit or heart.

The Islanders will return home to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, but the team they will face is a tough one. They will have a 7:00 p.m. face-off against the Philadelphia Flyers, whose high powered offense was in action on Thursday night as well in defeating the New York Rangers by the score of 4-1.

2 Comments

George Prax's picture

Poor Isles... do you think we're looking at another lottery pick this year?

Stacy Podelski's picture

Great question George-what seems strange to me is that this team does have talent. They have some good offensive players between Parenteau, Tavares and Moulson. I haven't really seen much of Trent Hunter this year on the offense so him stepping up would be a big boost.

Weight has done a decent job on offense as well, but it just feels as if the whole team is shooting from the blue line and not crashing the nets or anything. They were doing it early on and it led to success, but now they are not. Someone in that locker room needs to wake that team up, because I feel they have way more potential to be playing the way they are now.