Islanders defeat Senators, extend winning streak to 10
- The New York Islanders won their 10th straight game when Cole Bardreau broke a tie with his first NHL goal on a penalty shot in a 4-1 victory against the Ottawa Senators at Barclays Center on Tuesday.
- Cal Clutterbuck and Casey Cizikas each had a goal and an assist, and Josh Bailey also scored for New York (11-3-0), which played its first of 13 home games at Barclays Center.
- Thomas Greiss made 27 saves.
- It’s the second-longest winning streak in Islanders history; they reeled off 15 consecutive victories from Jan. 21-Feb. 20, 1982.
“If you guys wouldn’t bring it up, we wouldn’t have a clue,” New York coach Barry Trotz said. … “After games, we’re not having a big party.
“We just take it game by game, we really do. That’s the great thing about this team, it understands that this league will humble you very quickly, and that’s from leadership right down. We respect our opponents and we know we’ve got to be ready for everyone in this league.”
- Bardreau was awarded a penalty shot at 15:34 of the second period after being taken down on a breakaway by Mark Borowiecki.
- The 26-year-old, playing in his seventh NHL game, beat Craig Anderson with a wrist shot between the pads to give New York a 2-1 lead.
- Bardreau is the seventh player in NHL history to score his first goal on a penalty shot, and the first since Andrew Miller of the Edmonton Oilers on March 27, 2015.
“I’m not going to lie, I was pretty nervous there looking up,” Bardreau said. “But I just gripped and ripped it, and luckily it went in.
“It was just nice to get the monkey off the back. I’ll remember that one forever.”
- Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored for Ottawa (4-9-1), which finished 1-2-0 on a three-game road trip. Anderson made 28 saves.
“They don’t give you much, [but] I really liked our game for two periods, and even parts of the third,” Senators coach D.J. Smith said. “When they got the third goal it kind of broke us there and we stopped playing for a bit.
“But they do a good job; don’t take anything away from them. They get a lead and they lock you down.”
- Senators forward Artem Anisimov returned after missing five games because of a lower-body injury. …
- Senators defenseman Cody Goloubef played 14:42 in his season debut.
- He replaced defenseman Erik Brannstrom, who was scratched on the second of a back to back. …
- It’s the first time in Islanders history they’ve scored two penalty-shot goals against the same opponent in the same season;
- Nick Leddy scored against Anders Nilsson in a 4-2 win at Ottawa on Oct. 25. …
- The Islanders hadn’t allowed a shorthanded goal since Nov. 15, 2018. …
- New York forward Derick Brassard, whose five-game goal streak ended, played his 800th NHL game. …
- It was Clutterbuck’s first goal since Feb. 23. …
- The Islanders returned forward Otto Koivula and defenseman Seth Helgeson to Bridgeport of the American Hockey League.
Sources & Credits: Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com, NY Islanders, OTT Senators