Islanders edge Senators, foil Alfredsson celebration

Ottawa, ON ( – Casey Cizikas’ goal with 6:27 remaining
spoiled an emotional night for the Ottawa Senators while lifting the New York
Islanders to a 2-1 victory.

The Senators honored franchise icon Daniel Alfredsson, who signed a one-day
contract with the team on Thursday to officially announce his retirement,
prior to the game’s start. However, Ottawa mustered just 21 shots and Mika
Zibanejad’s power-play goal to extend their losing streak to four games.

Brock Nelson added a goal in the red-hot Islanders’ eighth win in their last
nine outings, while Jaroslav Halak posted 20 saves to set a team record with
his 11th consecutive win between the pipes.

Craig Anderson stopped 23 shots for Ottawa, which was coming off a 3-2
overtime loss to New York in Long Island in Tuesday’s opener of this home-and-
home set.