Stat Trick: New York Islanders 4 Ottawa Senators 1

April 3rd, 2010 by Eric Hornick Leave a reply »

John Tavares extended his point streak to four straight games and Blake Comeau recorded his third straight multi-point game, as the Islanders scored three second period goals and snapped Ottawa's six-game winning streak by defeating the Sens 4-1 at the Coliseum. 

On to the Trick:

1. Following a scoreless first period, the Isles took control of the game with two goals exactly two minutes apart early in the second period. 

John Tavares and Dylan Reese, who each finished +3, had the goals. Tavares' goal was his 22nd, one behind Colorado's Matt Duchesne for the rookie lead.

Tavares, who also earned an assist, is 4-9-13 in his last 13 games and now has 49 points in his rookie campaign. 

Only seven of Tavares' 22 goals have come at home. this was his first goal at the Coliseum since January 16th against Buffalo.

2. The Isles grabbed a 3-0 lead on a goal by Jack Hillen just before the midway point of the second period.  It was Hillen's third goal of the season. 

The Sens have been outscored 90-66 in the second period this season.

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