Silver Seven game recap: Ottawa Senators 5, New York Islanders 2, March 21, 2009.
The Senators won their seventh straight home game to climb above .500, while the Islanders got two goals from 19-year-old Josh Bailey and seemed to secure their place in the lottery sweepstakes.
The Islanders visit Ottawa for the first time since trading Chris Campoli and Mike Comrie. A win would -- remarkably -- give the 30th-place Islanders a series sweep.
[Editor's Note: With the Islanders and Senators meeting tonight for the first time since the Comrie/Campoli trade, Peter (of Senators blog Silver Seven) and I swapped thoughts -- and English...
|- No scoring. Penalties - Mark Streit, NY Islanders (high-sticking), 4:54; Frans Nielsen, NY Islanders (tripping), 11:39; Chris Neil, Ottawa (high-sticking), 14:32.|
|- 1, Ottawa Goal - Chris Neil (3), from Jarkko Ruutu at 0:28. 2, Ottawa Goal - Filip Kuba (3), from Daniel Alfredsson and Brendan Bell at 9:14. 3, Ottawa Goal - Mike Fisher (12), from Nick Foligno and Ryan Shannon at 13:06. 4, Ottawa Goal - Dany Heatley (35), from Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson at 13:43. Penalties - Brian Lee, Ottawa (interference), 10:09; Joel Rechlicz, NY Islanders (fighting), 17:06; Mike Fisher, Ottawa (fighting), 17:06.|
|- 5, NY Islanders Power-Play Goal - Josh Bailey (4), from Blake Comeau and Frans Nielsen at 3:02. 6, Ottawa Power-Play Goal - Nick Foligno (16), from Daniel Alfredsson and Brendan Bell at 12:32. 7, NY Islanders Goal - Josh Bailey (5), from Kyle Okposo and Jeff Tambellini at 13:26. Penalties - Jesse Winchester, Ottawa (holding), 2:53; Brian Lee, Ottawa (holding), 5:57; Joel Rechlicz, NY Islanders (roughing), 11:25; Chris Phillips, Ottawa (tripping), 19:39.|