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game recap

Islanders 3, Senators 2, SO

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 2:12 AM

Associated Press

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Mike Sillinger scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and then added the winner in the shootout to help the New York Islanders snap an eight-game losing streak against the Ottawa Senators with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night.

New York led 2-1 after the teams traded goals early in the third, but the Senators appeared set to continue their dominance over the Islanders when defeceman Andrej Meszaros scored his second of the game with 1:55 left in regulation.

Rick DiPietro sealed New York's first shootout win of the season when he gloved Dean McAmmond's drive in the sixth round of the tiebreaker. The Islanders got even at 1-1 in the shootout when captain Bill Guerin scored on their last regulation attempt, after Daniel Alfredsson scored on Ottawa's first shot.

Sillinger beat Ray Emery with a snap shot to begin the final round of shooters. That was enough for New York, which hadn't beaten the defending Eastern Conference champions since Jan. 19, 2004. The Islanders were swept by Ottawa in all eight games over two seasons since the NHL lockout.

DiPietro, in his 17th straight start, stopped 35 shots for New York, 5-30-8-0, against Ottawa since Feb. 12, 1996. The Islanders haven't scored more than two regular goals in their last 10 games, but are 5-4-1 in that stretch - all one-goal decisions.

After racing to a 15-2 mark, the Senators have hit the skids. Ottawa has dropped four straight and is 1-3-2 in its last six.

The Senators return home to face the Nashville Predators on Thursday night at Scotiabank Place (7:30 p.m., Rogers Sportsnet, Team 1200).

About 500 tickets remain for the game.

scoring summary
1st Period
19:34
NYI
Josef Vasicek (9) Wrist shot - ASST: Miroslav Satan (8), Ruslan Fedotenko (8)
1 - 0 NYI
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
01:05
OTT
PPG - Andrej Meszaros (3) Slapshot - ASST: Joe Corvo (7), Jason Spezza (19)
1 - 1 Tie
04:58
NYI
Mike Sillinger (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Trent Hunter (6), Andy Hilbert (1)
2 - 1 NYI
18:05
OTT
Andrej Meszaros (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Dany Heatley (17)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDNYIOTTTOTAL
1M. Satan
D. Alfredsson
0 - 1
2J. Vasicek
J. Spezza
0 - 1
3B. Guerin
D. Heatley
1 - 1
4M. Comrie
R. Robitaille
1 - 1
5T. Hunter
A. Vermette
1 - 1
6M. Sillinger
D. McAmmond
2 - 1
penalty summary
1st Period
04:01
NYI
Trent Hunter  Tripping against  Joe Corvo
12:19
OTT
Luke Richardson  Hooking against  Shawn Bates
14:34
OTT
Dean McAmmond  Hooking against  Ruslan Fedotenko
16:55
NYI
Rick DiPietro  Delaying Game-Ill. play goalie
2nd Period
01:32
NYI
Miroslav Satan  Hi-sticking against  Chris Neil
10:00
OTT
Chris Kelly  Cross checking against  Ruslan Fedotenko
19:16
NYI
Chris Simon  Roughing against  Chris Neil
19:16
OTT
Chris Neil  Roughing against  Brendan Witt
19:16
NYI
Brendan Witt  Roughing against  Chris Neil
3rd Period
01:18
NYI
Mike Comrie  Holding against  Mike Fisher
06:27
NYI
Andy Sutton  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
OT Period
01:19
OTT
Jason Spezza  Holding against  Chris Campoli
02:45
NYI
Ruslan Fedotenko  Hooking against  Chris Phillips
goalie stats
Ray Emery
SA: 22TOI: 64:49
Saves: 20EV: 11 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 8
SV%: .909SH: 1 - 1
Rick DiPietro
Rick DiPietro
SA: 37TOI: 64:44
Saves: 35EV: 23 - 24
PIM: 2PP: 12 - 13
SV%: .946SH: 0 - 0