04 November 2010
Isles lost their sixth straight game tonight to the sens, 4-1. Dwayne Roloson stoped 23 of 26 shots faced while his counter part, Brian Elliot, stoped 28 of 29 shots faced tonight in the Canadian capital. Among other statistics the Islanders were out shot 27 to 29 by the sens. With the sixth straight loss this is the sixth time that the Islanders have had a losing streak of six or more games in the last two years.
As for the Game the Senators opened the scoring at 12:20 of the first when Sergei Gonchar beat Dwayne Roloson with a wrist shot to give the Sens the 1-0 lead. The score would remain the same until the second when David Hale would get one by Roloson to give the sens a 2-0 at 3:47 into the period. Less than three minutes later they would strike again, this time Jason Spezza would get the goal giving the Senators the 3-0 lead. The goal would be Spezza second of the season and his fifth point of the game (1 goal, 2 assists). Into the third the Islanders play picked up and paid off when Moulson scored a power play goal just 3:40 into the third period. Thus the score was 3-1 at that point. The Islanders would continue to play solid in the third, but could not convert on several pristine opportunities including two separate break away chances by Frans Nielson and Blake Comeau. The Senators netted one more goal on an empty net to make the final 4-1 in favor of the home team.
Overall the Islanders played much better than in past games this week, but not good enough to beat the Senators. The biggest thing to come out of tonight's game was the Isles inability to capitalize on scoring opportunities given to them. The biggest being the two break away chances and had Blake or Frans scored on one of them this may have been a whole different hockey game.