Sixty five minutes between the Ottawa Senators and the New York Islanders wasn’t enough. The game was tied at four entering the shootout. Jordan Eberle and Mathew Barzal scored goals in the shootout for New York and because of it, they were able to defeat Ottawa 5-4.
Brock Nelson scored a goal for the Islanders 8:22 into the game.
Brian Gibbons scored 22 seconds into the second-period for the Senators.
Devon Toews scored a goal for New York 2:08 later in the second-period. Anders Lee scored off a deflection 3:11 later in the second-period.
Oscar Lindberg scored a goal for Ottawa 47 seconds later.
Ross Johnston scored for the New York Islanders with 9:58 remaining in the second-period.
Zack Smith cut the deficit to one for the Ottawa Senators 7:36 into the third-period. Brady Tkachuk trucked Robin Lehner later in the period and the puck went into the net. The refs didn’t call it a goal at first and Ottawa decided to challenge.
They overturned the goal and Jean-Gabriel Pageau tied the game at four with 4:40 remaining in regulation.
Lehner was hurt and he didn’t return to the game. He finished with 21 saves. Thomas Greiss came in relief for New York and he finished with two saves.
Craig Anderson finished with 34 saves for Ottawa. These two teams will play each other again one more time this season on Thursday night in Ottawa.