Islanders top Penguins in OT, set their record with 16-game point streak
- The New York Islanders set a team record when they extended their point streak to 16 games, and Brock Nelson scored in overtime for the second straight game in a 4-3 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Barclays Center on Thursday.
- Nelson, playing his 500th NHL game, won it with a backhand shot with 44 seconds left in the extra period.
- Anthony Beauvillier scored for a fourth straight game for New York (16-3-1), which has won five in a row and is 15-0-1 during the streak.
- Thomas Greiss made 23 saves; he has won each of his past eight starts.
- New York has had three 15-game point streaks since entering the NHL in 1972; the most recent was a 15-0-0 stretch from Jan. 21-Feb. 20, 1982.
“It’s special,” said Nelson, who also scored in overtime for a 5-4 win at Pittsburgh on Tuesday. “It’s something that we haven’t really thought about much. It’s day by day kind of right now for us. Looking back, we’ll remember it forever. I think it just means we have a special group of guys in here that believe in each other, go out there and work every day.
“It’s not always pretty, but right now we just have a lot of belief and confidence in our group and we’re finding ways to win.”
NHL Highlights | Penguins vs. Islanders – Nov. 21, 2019
Sources & Credits: NHL.com; NY Islanders
— Isles on MSG Plus (@IslesMSGN) November 22, 2019