The Ottawa Senators continue to struggle to score while the New York Islanders continue to let in too many goals.
The Senators are out to avoid their first three-game slide Sunday when they face an Islanders team that is winless through three games of a seven-game homestand.
Ottawa (12-7-3) is scoring 2.1 goals per game for one of the NHL's worst marks. The Senators finished with 34 shots in Saturday's 2-1 loss at Philadelphia, as defenseman Marc Methot had the lone tally.
"We had our chances," forward Kaspars Daugavins said. "We just need to focus a little bit more to score."
Daugavins has yet to score in his 15 games while Kyle Turris, who has a team-high 12 points, has not scored in his last 18.
Ottawa has won four straight over New York (8-11-2), which dropped the first two games of this homestand in regulation before Thursday's 5-4 overtime defeat to the Maple Leafs. The Islanders rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to salvage a point, but fell to 2-8-1 at ...