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Senators use third-period burst to beat Islanders

8:44 PM, Mar 19, 2013   |    comments
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Uniondale, NY (Sports Network) - Sergei Gonchar netted the deciding goal late in regulation, sending Ottawa past the New York Islanders, 5-3, at Nassau Coliseum.

Jakob Silfverberg, Zack Smith and Guillaume Latendresse also scored in the final 20 minutes for the Senators, who have won three in a row and four of six thanks to scoring four times in the third period.

Matt Kassian tallied in the first, while Ben Bishop made 26 saves.

Josh Bailey, Keith Aucoin and Lubomir Visnovsky provided offense for the Islanders, who lost for the third time in their last eight.

Evgeni Nabokov stopped just 18 shots in defeat.

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