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New York Islanders
As the Ottawa Senators look to build on a rare decisive victory, the New York Islanders hope to have gleaned a lesson from a third-period meltdown that almost cost them a win in their latest contest.
Each team tries for a third consecutive victory when the Senators visit the Islanders on Tuesday night.
Ottawa (15-8-6) went 5-2-4 during a stretch of 11 consecutive one-goal games before a 4-1 home win over Winnipeg on Saturday. Jakob Silfverberg had two goals, Daniel Alfredsson and Sergei Gonchar each added two assists and Robin Lehner made 25 saves for the Senators, 3-0-2 since a season-high four-game slide.
"It was nice not being a one-goal game for once,'' said forward Kyle Turris, who has half of his team-leading eight goals in four games following a 21-game drought. "We played our game and finished strong.''
The Senators scored twice on the power play and have gone 5 for 10 in the last three, thriving with the man advantage against a Winnipeg team th...
BEST OF MAXIM
Weeks after tweaking his knee in the February 13th pregame skate in Pittsburgh, Milan Michalek has finally elected to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.
According to the organization, Michalek is having the procedure to remove bone chips from the same knee that forced him to miss 46 games during the 2003/04 season (torn ligament).
Michalek, who led the Senators...
Ottawa Senators players were recently quizzed by SensTV reporters on how to spell the last name of their teammates. How did they do?
Given that players on the Senators roster have names such as Dziurzynski, Wiercioch, Silfverberg, and Zibanejad, these names are tough for anyone to spell. Needless to say, the Senators themselves didn't do so well.
Video via NHL.com...
In terms of the major professional sports, the NHL might have the most difficult last names to spell and the below video is evidence that even players have problems spelling the last names of their teammates.
Check out a couple members of the Ottawa Senators attempting to spell the last names of some of their teammates.
Let's say that they didn't do well....
This shot was very Steve Stamkos-esque. On a four-on-three powerplay late in overtime, the Ottawa Senators wanted to get the extra point badly against their division opponent the Buffalo Sabres. Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson set up Kyle Turris with a nice pass and Turris absolutely buried it. He had a terrible angle, positioning himself at the bottom of the circle, but...
from Arthur Staple of Newsday,
There are nine games and 17 days until the NHL's trade deadline, so plenty can change for the Islanders between now and then.
But it doesn't appear the Islanders' plans for Mark Streit, Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov, three veterans who are on expiring contracts, will change between now and April 3.
Sergei Gonchar scored with 1 minute left for the Ottawa Senators, who netted four goals in the third period and rallied to beat the New York Islanders 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Gonchar's second goal of the season came on a blast from the point to make it 4-3, and Guillaume Latendresse added an empty-net goal to seal the win. Jakob Silfverberg and Zack Smith scored in a 68-second...
Despite the fact the New York Islanders are hovering near a playoff spot, fans and analysts have continually pointed at the club as a potential seller near the trade deadline. Mark Streit (pictured above), Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov (pictured above) are names that have surfaced as potential players that might be dealt to a contender looking for an additional veteran with...