(Tuesday, February 19th)
Final Score: Ottawa 3, NY Islanders 1
Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Craig Anderson posted 37 saves as the Ottawa Senators took a 3-1 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday.
Colin Greening, Dave Dziurzynski and Andre Benoit each had a goal for the Senators, who have won their past two games.
"It's really important to get these wins when we're at home," said Greening. "We had a good plan going out there tonight and everyone stuck to it."
Travis Hamonic scored the lone goal of the game for the Islanders, who were coming off a 7-0 loss to the Flyers on Monday afternoon. Rick DiPietro gave up all three goals on 26 shots in the loss.
"At this point in a shortened season you need points and you need results," said DiPietro. "But I thought we played a really good game here tonight, and if we keep playing like that we'll get the wins we need."
The first period passed without a goal as DiPietro made seven stops and Anderson turned away eight, but the Senators took a 1-0 lead at the 6:01 mark of the second.
Holding the puck behind the Ottawa net, Daniel Alfredsson sent the puck out front and Stephane Da Costa got a stick on it before Greening shoved it in for a power-play marker and his second goal of the season.
The Senators took a 2-0 lead 2 1/3 minutes later when Jakob Silfverberg jumped on a loose puck behind the net and brought it out the left side. From the circle, he sent it back to the right point and Benoit blasted a one-timer in for his first NHL goal.
New York cut its deficit in half at the 2:44 mark of the third when a backhand pass by Marty Reasoner from the left circle went to the slot and Hamonic buried it for his second of the year.
Dziurzynski, though, sealed the game with 2:35 to play on his first NHL goal as his wrister beat DiPietro.
Ottawa hosts the Rangers on Thursday ... Ottawa plays in Montreal on Thursday ... The Senators took three of four from the Islanders last season ... Ottawa was 1-for-5 on the power play while New York went 0-for-4.
02/20 00:43:23 ET