OTTAWA -- If the New York Islanders were on Cloud Nine as they flew north for Saturday night's game at Canadian Tire Centre, they surely didn't see their next opponents on the way.
The Ottawa Senators were slinking home at the same time.
Both teams had slow starts in the first of back-to-back games on Friday.
The Islanders trailed the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 after two periods and the Senators were tied 1-1 through 20 minutes with the Columbus Blue Jackets, but they were also being outshot 14-4 and kept alive by goalie Craig Anderson.
From there, the Islanders (13-7-2) and Senators (8-7-6) continued to go in opposite directions. << Read more
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