In Ottawa, the Islanders ‘B’ squad composed primarily of prospects, Evgeni Nabokov and the third line took on the Senators. They played well and came away with a 4-1 win. The game wasn’t on TV here in the States, but don’t worry, we’ve got the full highlight package for you right here:
To start off the scoring, Kirill Kabanov set up a pretty goal late in the first. Kabanov sped down the wing, deked his way past a defender and wrapped around the Ottawa net. He flung the puck across the crease and it caught Riley Wetmore who scored the easy goal. A few minutes later, Ryan Strome would fire a laser of a one timer to make it 2-0 at intermission.
In the second, three Islanders first round picks would setup a power play goal. Strome, 2011 first round pick, had the puck on along the boards and fed Griffin Reinhart, 2012 first round pick at the point. Reinhart then passed across the zone to Ryan Pulock, 2013 first round pick, who blasted a goal past Craig Anderson.
The fourth Islanders goal was a neat one, too. Evgeni Nabokov made a long pass up to Chris Burton who found Brock Nelson streaking into the Senators zone. With the Sens defense napping, Nelson fired a shot into the back of the net.
The Senators would add one goal to make it 4-1 and break the shutout on Evgeni Nabokov. Kenny Reiter would play the third period and played quite well, stopping all 11 shots he faced.