Islanders’ offense goes quiet as slump continues with loss to Senators

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OTTAWA, Ontario — Claude Giroux’s second-period power-play extremity was the game-winner arsenic the Ottawa Senators tripped the New York Islanders 2-1 connected Wednesday night.

Shane Pinto besides scored for the Senators (21-23-3), who snapped a two-game losing streak with the victory. Anton Forsberg, who stopped 21 shots, was called into enactment successful the 2nd play aft Cam Talbot, who made 14 saves, near the crippled with an injury.

The Islanders (23-22-5) proceed to conflict arsenic their winless streak reached six games (0-4-2). Brock Nelson scored the lone extremity for New York, portion Semyon Varlamov stopped 36 shots.

Trailing by 1 extremity the Islanders pushed hard for the equalizer with Varlamov connected the bench, but Forsberg made a mates of large saves to salvage the win.

IslandersOttawa Senators halfway Shane Pinto (57) scores against Islanders goalie Semyon Valarmov (40) successful the archetypal play connected Wednesday.USA TODAY Sports

Both teams exchanged goals successful the second, but the Islanders were capable to decorativeness the play with a spot of momentum.

Ottawa took a 2-0 pb with a power-play extremity aboriginal successful the period.

Giroux saw a rebound coming his mode and dove to get a changeable disconnected and managed to bushed Varlamov for his 2nd constituent of the game. Ridly Greig, making his NHL debut, picked up the superior assistance connected the play.

Talbot pulled himself from the crippled adjacent the halfway people and the squad announced helium had suffered a lower-body injury.

IslandersIslanders near helping Zach Parise battles with Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Brannstrom successful the 2nd play connected Wednesday. USA TODAY Sports

Forsberg faced a mates aboriginal shots and the Islanders managed to chopped the pb successful fractional precocious successful the play erstwhile Nelson scored from the slot.

The Senators held a 1-0 pb aft the first.

Pinto picked up his 12th of the play tipping a Giroux changeable seconds aft the powerfulness play expired.