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Senators Fall 5-4 Against New York - Game Recap

New York needed a shootout to earn a 5-4 victory over Ottawa on Friday in NHL action at Canadian Tire Centre.

New York was an underdog by +140 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Frans Nielsen potted the shootout winner for New York. New York got goals from Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Frans Nielsen, John Tavares, and Matt Martin in the victory. Tavares opened the scoring at 9:07 of the second period.

Evgeni Nabokov turned in a 27-save effort for the Islanders.

Clarke MacArthur, Bobby Ryan, Erik Condra, and Mika Zibanejad scored for the Senators, finding the net behind Evgeni Nabokov.

Robin Lehner stopped 53 of 57 shots for the Senators, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, New York went 0-for-4, while the Senators were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

New York outshot Ottawa 57-31 in the game.

Next game, New York takes its act home to face Boston looking for another win. For Ottawa, they head home to face Dallas.