ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland (AP) — Cal Clutterbuck scored the shootout winner, and the New York Islanders completed a preseason split-squad doubleheader sweep of the Ottawa Senators on Monday with a 3-2 victory in the nightcap.
Clarke MacArthur and Curtis Lazar scored in regulation for the Senators. Mikhail Grabovski and Josh Bailey had New York’s goals.
In the opener, Jack Skille scored the winner with 1:27 to play to give the Islanders another 3-2 victory. Sebastian Collberg and Brock Nelson also had goals for New York.
Alex Chiasson, part of the offseason trade that sent former Senators captain Jason Spezza to Dallas, and Cole Schneider scored Ottawa’s goals.
MacArthur opened the scoring in the second game 5:12 in with a one-timed wrist shot from the slot on the power play.
Lazar doubled Ottawa’s lead on another power play with a quick wraparound goal, catching goalie Jaroslav Halak chasing the puck behind the net at 12:54 of the first period.
Despite some early pressure, Senators goalie Craig Anderson was sharp, turning away all 10 shots in the first period, including a breakaway save against Mikhail Grabovski 7:39 into the game.
Grabovski took advantage of his second breakaway to get the Islanders on the board, catching a long stretch pass and scoring after a quick deke on Anderson 3:10 into the second.
With 10:09 remaining in the period, both teams replaced the goalie. Kevin Poulin came in for Halak, and Robin Lehner replaced Anderson.
Josh Bailey tied the game on a 2-on-1 rush, fooling Lehner with a quick low wrist shot with 2:35 left in the second period.
Halak stopped 10 shots for the Islanders, and Poulin stopped 21. Anderson saved 15 for Ottawa, and Lehner turned aside 14.
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