Islanders Defeat Senators, Tying Capitals for First Place

Valtteri Filppula scored twice to lead the Islanders to a 4-2 win against the host Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.

Anthony Beauvillier and Casey Cizikas also scored for the Islanders, who moved into a first-place tie with the Washington Capitals in the Metropolitan Division. Thomas Greiss stopped 35 shots.

Brady Tkachuk and Oscar Lindberg scored for the Senators, and Anders Nilsson made 27 saves.

It was the back half of a home-and-home between the teams. The Islanders won the first game, 5-4, in a shootout, and then completed a sweep of the three-game season series.

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The Islanders went ahead by 3-2 at the 12-minute cheap nhl jerseys
mark of the third period after Ottawa’s Zack Smith tried to give the puck to Nilsson. The goalie was unable to freeze it, and Beauvillier pushed it in the net for his 16th goal of the season
Cizikas scored into an empty net in the final minute.

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Trailing, 2-1, to start the second period, the Senators tied the game midway through when Lindberg buried a rebound past Greiss.

The Senators dominated play late in the period, but were unable to get the go-ahead goal despite outshooting the Islanders, 17-10, in the second

“We had a little talk between the second and third,” Cizikas said. “We weren’t happy with that second period and we wanted to come out the way that we knew how to play.”

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