Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky each added three points to their perosnal stats, Craig Anderson (43 saves) was great in nets and the Ottawa Senators won their battle against the New York Islanders Tuesday night by the score of 4-1.
Spezza orchestrated two of his team’s four goals.
The captain opened the score in the second period on a power play goal before adding his second goal in the third period on a tough angled shot which had to be reviewed afterwards.
Hemsky and Matt Kassian, his first of the season, were the other goal scorers for the Sens.
Frans Nielsen was the only one to beat Craig Anderson last night.
He had tied the game in the second period, but Ottawa came back with three unanswered goals.
The two points obtained by Ottawa were not enough to keep the team in the playoff race.
With the victory by the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Phoenix Coyotes, Ottawa is now officially out of the playoffs.
Nonetheless, Paul MacLean’s troops will play with all their pride with three games to go. They will play the New Jersey Devils (Thursday), Toronto Maple Leafs (Saturday) and Pittsburgh Penguins (Sunday) to end their 2013-2014 season.
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