Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – New month, same New York Islanders.
Thomas Hickey scored off an opponent’s skate 3:06 into overtime on Tuesday to
lift the red-hot Islanders to a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators in the first
game of a home-and-home.
Hickey’s wrap-around on the left side crossed the crease and deflected off
Ottawa defenseman Cody Ceci’s left skate before going in.
The goal gave the Islanders a win in their first game this month after they
went 11-3 in November.
They improved to 8-0 in overtime and shootout games this season and pushed
their home winning streak to seven games. New York also kept pace with the
Penguins for a tie atop the Metropolitan Divisions after Pittsburgh beat the
Devils at home, 1-0.
Jaroslav Halak made 16 saves and extended his personal winning streak to 10
games to tie the franchise record set by Billy Smith in the 1981-82 season.
Brock Nelson and Ryan Strome also scored in the win.
Mike Hoffman and Clarke MacArthur scored for the Senators, who fell to 1-4-1
in their last six games. Craig Anderson gave up three goals on 28 shots.