Ottawa Senators rally to beat New York Islanders after losing defenceman Marc Methot to injury

Senators rookie Jakob Silfverberg celebrates a goal against the New York Islanders. (Reuters)

Senators rookie Jakob Silfverberg celebrates a goal against the New York Islanders. (Reuters)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:26 PM ET

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Just when it looked like it couldn't get any worse for the Senators Tuesday night, it only got better.

After losing stalwart defenceman Marc Methot to an injury early in the second, the Senators erased a two-goal deficit to score a last-minute 5-3 victory over the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The Senators extended their improbable winning streak to three games as Sergei Gonchar scored the winner on a blast from the point that beat Evgeni Nabokov to give Ottawa the victory with 60 seconds left on the clock.

"It's kind of a lucky (goal). When you score the game winner, you're always happy. We're happy to get any points. It doesn't matter who we're playing against," said Gonchar, who was plus-5, had three points and played 25:44.



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