The Islanders are coming off a couple of ugly wins in consecutive victories over the NHL's cellar-dwelling Ottawa Senators but aren't apologizing for it. After all, the Islanders needed those wins to keep in the fight for top spot in the Metropolitan Division, the latest a 4-2 decision in Ottawa on Thursday night.
"We got two points and have to move on," head coach Barry Trotz said after his team's victory. "You have to look at the big picture. We've had some guys out, we've had all that, but when it's mattered, we've found ways to win."
Added Anthony Beauvillier, who scored the game-winning goal in Thursday's clash.
"It wasn't pretty the last two games, but four points is four points," Beauvillier told NHL.com.
Still, the Islanders are well aware they must be better on Saturday when they play host to a much more desperate Philadelphia Flyers squad. >> Read More
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