Ottawa downed the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-2, on Saturday for its
third straight win. The Senators have outscored their opponents
by 15-3 during the streak.
Ottawa took control of the game early, grabbing a 4-0 lead after
one period. Patrick Eaves, defenseman Joe Corvo, Antoine
Vermette and Jason Spezza scored in the first period before
Vermette notched his second tally midway through the third
Ray Emery made 34 saves for the Senators, who went 1-for-5 on
the power play.
The Islanders have won two straight game after a 7-4 thumping of
the New York Rangers on Sunday in the first of eight meetings
with their crosstown rivals.