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Senators 6, Islanders 0

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Senators 6, Islanders 0
New York Islanders 0, Ottawa Senators 6

OTTAWA (AP) - Daniel Alfredsson thinks he's playing the best hockey of his career - and he has seven goals in his past three games to prove it.

The Ottawa captain scored his 13th and 14th goals of the season and also had an assist, and Dominik Hasek made 28 saves for his third shutout in the Senators' 6-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.

Alfredsson, tied for the NHL scoring lead with Carolina's Eric Staal with 26 points, has seven goals and nine assists in his six-game scoring streak.

``The biggest thing is I'm having fun playing out there and we're creating a lot of chances every game,'' Alfredsson said. ``I'm playing well. I feel good. Skating's good. I've got a lot of confidence.

``I'm playing a lot and I'm putting it in when I'm getting chances. In a long year you'll go through ups and downs and right now we're having a lot of fun with it.''

The 40-year-old Hasek, in his first season with Ottawa, has 66 career shutouts to tie Patrick Roy for 13th place on the career list.

``He saved us in the second period when they were buzzing big time in our end for 10 minutes and he made some big saves to keep it a two goal game,'' Alfredsson said.

Dany Heatley, Chris Neil, Martin Havlat and Brian Smolinski also scored to help the Senators improve to 11-2-0 with their third straight victory.

``They're the best team in the NHL by far,'' Islanders center Jason Blake. ``When you put Alfredsson, Heatley and (Jason) Spezza out there on a power play, they're bound to cash in.''

Heatley, who also had an assist, has points in all 13 games the Senators have played, tying him with Marian Hossa for the franchise record. Heatley, acquired from Atlanta during the offseason, has 11 goals and 13 assists this season.

Alfredsson opened the scoring at 9:22 of the first period just seconds after emerging from the penalty box and while the Senators were still killing off another minor penalty to Mike Fisher. A point shot deflected off Senators' defenseman Chris Phillips leg and went to the neutral zone where Alfredsson had a breakaway from center ice and beat Rick DiPietro low.

Heatley extended his points streak at 15:14 of the first when he banked in a rebound on the power play. Chris Neil deflection a point shot from Brian Pothier past DiPietro 13 minutes into the second period to give Ottawa a 3-0 lead.

Havlat scored his sixth goal in his past three games to gave the Senators a 4-0 lead, wristing a shot past DiPietro three minutes into the third period.

Alfredsson picked up his second goal of the game after being pushed into DiPietro by Islanders' defenseman Brent Sopel.

Smolinski scored the Senators' third power-play goal at 13:19 of the third period.

The Senators set an attendance record with 19,776 tickets sold. The old record was 19,661, set during their 5-0 home opener win over the Buffalo Sabres on Oct. 8. Capacity at the Corel Centre until this season was 18,500.

Notes: Jason Spezza reached 100 career points when he assisted on Heatley's first-period goal. Spezza finished the game with two assists, giving him 34 goals and 67 assists in 124 career games.

scoring summary
1st Period
09:22
OTT
SHG - Daniel Alfredsson (13) ASST: Chris Phillips (3)
1 - 0 OTT
15:14
OTT
PPG - Dany Heatley (11) ASST: Jason Spezza (19), Daniel Alfredsson (12)
2 - 0 OTT
2nd Period
12:44
OTT
Chris Neil (6) ASST: Brian Pothier (4)
3 - 0 OTT
3rd Period
03:10
OTT
Martin Havlat (7) ASST: Antoine Vermette (2), Peter Schaefer (11)
4 - 0 OTT
08:02
OTT
PPG - Daniel Alfredsson (14) ASST: Jason Spezza (20), Dany Heatley (13)
5 - 0 OTT
13:19
OTT
PPG - Bryan Smolinski (2) ASST: Mike Fisher (2), Chris Phillips (4)
6 - 0 OTT
penalty summary
1st Period
01:47
NYI
Mark Parrish  Tripping against  Andrej Meszaros
02:31
NYI
Oleg Kvasha  Hooking against  Daniel Alfredsson
07:09
OTT
Daniel Alfredsson  Hooking against  Shawn Bates
08:40
OTT
Mike Fisher  Holding against  Jason Blake
14:36
NYI
Shawn Bates  Hooking against  Andrej Meszaros
16:20
OTT
Chris Phillips  Interference against  Mike York
2nd Period
03:52
NYI
Alexei Yashin  Hooking against  Zdeno Chara
10:30
OTT
Peter Schaefer  Hi-sticking against  Mark Parrish
13:21
NYI
Eric Godard  Fighting (maj) against  Brian McGrattan
13:21
OTT
Brian McGrattan  Fighting (maj) against  Eric Godard
15:47
NYI
Shawn Bates  Interference against  Bryan Smolinski
16:36
OTT
Dany Heatley  Hooking against  Brent Sopel
17:16
NYI
Janne Niinimaa  Holding against  Peter Schaefer
3rd Period
00:41
NYI
Alexei Yashin  Hooking against  Jason Spezza
07:36
NYI
Rick DiPietro  Roughing against  Antoine Vermette
09:53
NYI
Brad Lukowich  Slashing against  Vaclav Varada
13:11
NYI
Alexei Zhitnik  Hooking against  Chris Neil
14:09
OTT
Zdeno Chara  Hooking against  Miroslav Satan
17:23
NYI
Arron Asham  Roughing against  Peter Schaefer
17:23
OTT
Peter Schaefer  Roughing against  Arron Asham
goalie stats
Rick DiPietro
Rick DiPietro
SA: 32TOI: 60:00
Saves: 26EV: 17 - 19
PIM: 2PP: 6 - 9
SV%: .813SH: 3 - 4
Dominik Hasek
SA: 28TOI: 60:00
Saves: 28EV: 20 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: 1.000SH: 2 - 2