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Slow Start, Strong Finish, Islanders Blank Senators 3-0

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ELMONT– After a rather slow start, the New York Islanders found a way to get the win as they blanked the Ottawa Senators by a score of 3-0. The Islanders are now 27-25-9 on the season.

ISLANDERS LINES:

Lee–Nelson–Beavuillier

Bailey–Pageau–Palmieri

Parise–Barzal–Wahlstrom

Martin–Cizikas–Johnston

Pelech–Pulock

Chara–Dobson

Greene–Mayfield

Varlamov

HOW IT HAPPENED

Scott Mayfield gave the New York Islanders a 1-0 lead with 10:11 to play in the first. Mayfield picked up a rebound and beat Ottawa Senators netminder Anton Forsberg short-side for his third of the season. Brock Nelson and Anders Lee were credited with the assists.

Anders Lee gave the Islanders a 2-0 lead as he beat Forsberg short side with under three minutes to play in the third. Casey Cizikas and Brock Nelson were credited with the assists.

Zach Parise scored his ninth of the season on the empty-net. Brock Nelson and Scott Mayfield were credited with the assists.

Semyon’s First Shutout of Season

It has been a tough season for all of the New York Islanders this season, especially netminder Semyon Varlamov. After a Vezina-worthy 2021 campaign, with seven shutouts, Varlamov was without one through his 19 starts in 2021-22. On Tuesday night, Varlamov turned aside all 24 shots that came his way for his first shutout of the season.

Varlamov was awarded the first star of the game.

“It’s huge. You know, he’s played some really good hockey as of late,” Casey Cizikas said. “For him to get a shutout tonight, it just speaks volume of his preparation, his mentality, and the way he comes to the rink every single day so we’re excited for him.”
With the win, Semyon Varlamov improves to 3-0-1 in his last four games, with a 1.72 GAA and a 947 SV%.

3-Point Night for Nelson

For the second time in his career, Brock Nelson registered a three-assist performance in the 3-0 win. Nelson recorded the primary assist on Scott Mayfield’s opening goal, the secondary assist on Anders Lee’s goal and passed the puck up to Zach Parise, for the primary assist on the empty netter.

The first time Nelson accomplished that feat was Feb. 10, 2020 against the Washington Capitals.

Brock Nelson now has 15 assists along with 27 goals in 52 games played this season.

Good Things Come in Two’s

In the 3-0 win, both Scott Mayfield and Anders Lee recorded two-point nights. Scott Mayfield scored the first goal of the contest, which injected a flat New York Islanders team with some energy.

Mayfield also recorded the secondary assist on the Parise empty netter.

For Anders Lee, goals have been at a premium as of late. His goal late in the third period gave the Islanders an insurance marker as he scored from his office for his 24th of the season.

Anders Lee now has 10 goals and three assists over his last nine games.

 

 

GAME NOTES

New York Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck missed his second straight contest as he is considered day-to-day. Ross Johnston took his spot on the fourth line.

Kieffer Bellows & Sebastian Aho were healthy scratches.

WHAT’S NEXT: The New York Islanders host the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday at 7:30 PM ET at UBS Arena.