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Islanders defeat Senators, extend winning streak to 10

Bardreau scores first NHL goal on penalty shot, Greiss makes 27 saves for New York

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Bardreau's first NHL goal

OTT@NYI: Bardreau nets first NHL goal on penalty shot

Cole Bardreau skates in on a penalty shot and rips the puck through Craig Anderson's five-hole for his first NHL goal and a 2-1 lead in the 2nd

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NEW YORK -- 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.

 

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"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."

Video: OTT@NYI: Cizikas, Bailey score 40 seconds apart

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.

Video: OTT@NYI: Pageau roofs shot in close for SHG

"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."

Pageau gave the Senators a 1-0 lead with a shorthanded goal at 7:44 of the first period after a turnover behind the Islanders net. It was his third goal in two games.

The Islanders quickly responded when Clutterbuck scored his first of the season on a rebound of Devon Toews' shot from the left point at 8:23 to make it 1-1.

Video: OTT@NYI: Clutterbuck lifts rebound past Anderson

"I think we had a so-so start, the first three or four minutes," Clutterbuck said. "Sometimes, power plays are tough in the first few minutes of a game; we had a bit of a mental error there. But it was big for us to be able to come back and get one, just to even it out. You get the chance to kind of look at each other and be like, 'OK, let's pick it up here, let's go.'"

Cizikas scored his first of the season when he one-timed Clutterbuck's pass for a shorthanded goal at 10:00 of the third period to give the Islanders a 3-1 lead.

Bailey redirected Noah Dobson's shot 40 seconds later for the 4-1 final.

"I think 10's a big milestone, but every single night we have a game plan," Cizikas said. "Our coaches are showing us every single day on things we can get better at; things that we can work on and areas where we can improve. That's been the biggest thing."

 

They said it

"I thought we did a pretty good job through 40 minutes, 50 minutes. A couple of mental mistakes that cost us. It's the routine plays that we need to clean up; the simple passes, simple plays. For the most part, 90 percent of the game, we did a great job of it. That's the type of team that they sit on it, they make you make mistakes, and when you make mistakes they make you pay." -- Senators goalie Craig Anderson

"It's been a roller coaster of a career just to get to this point. Obviously, it's also nice being on a winning streak. I don't know the last time I won this many games in a row. We've just got a great group of guys in this locker room and it's fun to be a part of." -- Islanders forward Cole Bardreau

 

Need to know

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.

 

What's next

Senators: Host the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday (7:30 p.m. ET; RDS2, TSN5, FS-W, NHL.TV)

Islanders: Host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday (Barclays Center; 7 p.m. ET; MSG+, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV)

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