NEW YORK — The New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators both lost their first two games in regulation Wednesday, with the Islanders taking a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators at the Garden.
In the Islanders’ win, goalie Craig Anderson stopped 28 of 30 shots for his second shutout of the season.
The Senators scored three times in the first period to tie the score at 2-2, and the Islanders went on a 5-on-3 power play, which ended with an empty netter.
In overtime, goalie Cory Schneider stopped all six shots he faced to earn the win for the Senators.
The Islanders won for the seventh time in nine games.
They are 3-1-1 in their last eight games and have now won eight straight.
Ottawa will open the season in Philadelphia on Friday, April 14.