Senators go for rare road win vs. Islanders

Ottawa (8-9-4) at NY Islanders (9-12-2) 7:00 p.m. EST

UNIONDALE, New York (Ticker) — If the Ottawa Senators hope to
register their first three-game winning streak, they will have
to snap a streak of futility on the road.

Ottawa goes for its first road win in six road games during the
month of November when they face the New York Islanders on

After opening the season 3-1-0 on the road, the Senators are
winless (0-3-2) since, including a 3-2 loss to the Islanders on
November 15. Their last road victory came in a 2-1 win at
Florida on October 30.

Mike Fisher scored after missing the last two games with a knee
injury while Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson scored in the
shootout as Ottawa defeated Toronto, 2-1.

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Following a stretch of five wins in six starts, Islanders
goaltender Joey MacDonald has hit a rough patch. He allowed
four goals in a 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday and another
four before being pulled early in the third period during a 7-2
loss to Boston Friday.

New York has won the previous two meetings of the season,
sweeping a home-and-home series in mid-November with victories
of 3-1 and 3-2. MacDonald stopped 67 of 70 shots in the pair of
games, including

Nate Thompson scored in Friday’s loss, his first game after
missing more than three weeks due to a groin injury.