The Islanders (24-18-10) head up to Ottawa to take on the Senators (28-18-6) in an afternoon game on Saturday. Anderson’s return to the Sens since leaving in early December to be with his wife (cancer). 4:10 into the game, Mark Stone gets his 20th of the year by banking the puck off Greiss from behind the net. Isles kicked off the 2nd period with 4 shots within the first 90 seconds. But nonetheless it’s Turris who feeds a streaking Zack Smith who splits the Isles defense and gets it passed Greiss to put the Islanders down 2-0. After a sloppy Isles powerplay, Pyatt finds Pageau with a cross-crease pass on the rush to give Ottawa a 3-0 lead. An uneventful 3rd period winds down with Tavares taking a slashing penalty and the Islanders dropping this one to the Sens 3-0. An emotional 33 save shutout for Anderson in first game back.
Sloppy doesn't win games. Every game matters, every point matters. Unacceptable.
— Isles Fanatics (@IslesFanatics) February 11, 2017
— Undercover YeSUV (@IslesWhiteSUV) February 11, 2017
Other than the two goals, hard to say this was a "bad" game for the #Isles, they had their chances, Anderson was just flat out better
— Rob Taub (@RTaub_) February 11, 2017
A 33-save shutout for Craig Anderson in his return to the #sens crease. Bravo.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) February 11, 2017
Hey, sometimes you just lose.
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— Dan Saraceni (@cultureoflosing) February 11, 2017
— Eric Hornick (@ehornick) February 11, 2017