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Senators 6, Islanders 4

Thursday, 01.13.2011 / 9:53 PM

Associated Press

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Senators 6, Islanders 4
Ottawa Senators 6, New York Islanders 4

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The Ottawa Senators broke out of their slump in a big way.

Robin Lehner made 20 saves in his first NHL start and Ottawa snapped a six-game winless streak with a 6-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.

Lehner was called up for the third time this season, and appeared twice earlier, both in relief roles.

Daniel Alfredsson, Jesse Winchester, Milan Michalek, Chris Kelly, Nick Foligno and Zack Smith scored for Ottawa. The Senators were 0-4-2 before the victory. Trevor Gillies scored his first NHL goal, and Blake Comeau, P.A. Parenteau and Milan Jurcina added goals for New York, 0-2-1 in its last three games.

Kevin Poulin started in goal for New York and allowed two goals on eight shots. He was relieved by Nathan Lawson, who stopped 15 of 19 shots. Poulin was reinserted in the third period and stopped 11 more shots.

It took Ottawa all of 32 seconds to open the scoring. Mike Fisher passed up to Alfredsson, who came in alone on Poulin, threw a deke, and buried the puck.

"We started off so quickly and never looked back," Alfredsson said. "It's nice to be in a winning locker room."

Gillies tied it at 7:23, when a centring pass from Zenon Konopka deflected in off his skate, with a video review confirmation.

Ottawa went back in front at 9:50 when Winchester beat Poulin cleanly from the left circle.

The Islanders got a power play in the second period, yet it was the Senators who scored to make it 3-1.

Michalek finished a short-handed 2-on-1 by putting a one-timer between Lawson's legs at 7:13.

Comeau answered back at 10:31 while both teams were skating four aside.Twenty seconds later, Kelly shot one past Lawson, and Ottawa was back ahead by two.

Foligno moved it up to 5-2 when he buried his own rebound at 13:01, and then Smith nailed one at 14:37.

Parenteau got his 10th for the Islanders 1:49 into the final period.

Jurcina blasted a point shot past Lehner at 10:50.

NOTES: The Senators are the only team in the NHL that hasn't won a single game that has gone past regulation. ... Ottawa also recalled C Corey Locke from Binghamton and he earned an assist on Foligno's goal for his first career NHL point ... The Senators return home to face the Calgary Flames on Friday night at Scotiabank Place (7:30 p.m., Sportsnet East, Team 1200).

scoring summary
1st Period
00:32
OTT
Daniel Alfredsson (14) Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Fisher (7)
1 - 0 OTT
07:23
NYI
Trevor Gillies (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Zenon Konopka (5)
1 - 1 Tie
09:50
OTT
Jesse Winchester (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Sergei Gonchar (15), Chris Neil (9)
2 - 1 OTT
2nd Period
07:13
OTT
SHG - Milan Michalek (9) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Kelly (9), Matt Carkner (3)
3 - 1 OTT
10:31
NYI
Blake Comeau (12) Wrist shot - ASST: Travis Hamonic (6), Andrew MacDonald (13)
3 - 2 OTT
10:51
OTT
Chris Kelly (9) Wrist shot - ASST: Milan Michalek (8)
4 - 2 OTT
13:01
OTT
Nick Foligno (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Corey Locke (1), Matt Carkner (4)
5 - 2 OTT
14:27
OTT
Zack Smith (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Jesse Winchester (6), Brian Lee (1)
6 - 2 OTT
3rd Period
01:49
NYI
Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (10) Wrist shot - ASST: Milan Jurcina (5), Matt Moulson (9)
6 - 3 OTT
10:50
NYI
Milan Jurcina (3) Slapshot - ASST: John Tavares (15), Michael Grabner (4)
6 - 4 OTT
penalty summary
1st Period
15:24
OTT
Erik Karlsson  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
2nd Period
05:34
OTT
Chris Neil  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
09:41
OTT
Peter Regin  Interference against  Rob Schremp
09:41
NYI
Rob Schremp  Diving against  Peter Regin
3rd Period
08:39
NYI
Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau  Hi-sticking against  Jarkko Ruutu
17:39
NYI
Matt Moulson  Hooking against  Mike Fisher
19:17
NYI
Blake Comeau  Hooking against  Jesse Winchester
goalie stats
Robin Lehner
SA: 24TOI: 60:00
Saves: 20EV: 18 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: .833SH: 1 - 1
Nathan Lawson
SA: 19TOI: 30:10
Saves: 15EV: 13 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .789SH: 2 - 3
Kevin Poulin
Kevin Poulin
SA: 19TOI: 29:23
Saves: 17EV: 14 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .895SH: 0 - 0