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Islanders Beat Penguins Four-Three in Extra time, Level Streak at 16

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NEW YORK — Brock Nelson scored his second objective of the sport at Four:16 of additional time, lifting the New York Islanders to a Four-Three win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night time to increase their level streak to a franchise-record 16 video games.

Nelson, who additionally scored the additional time winner at Pittsburgh two nights earlier, acquired a go from Mathew Barzal on the left facet on a rush, lower throughout the entrance of a objective to keep away from a defender and draw goalie Matt Murray out of place, after which backhanded it into the proper facet for his eighth.

Anthony Beauvillier had a objective and an help and Barzal had two assists to assist the Islanders enhance to 15-Zero-1 throughout their streak whereas successful their fifth straight since an additional time loss to the Penguins right here on Nov. 7. New York had earned factors in 15 straight video games 3 times beforehand, the final throughout a 15-game win streak within the 1981-82 season.

Anthony Beauvillier (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Thomas Greiss stopped 23 pictures for his eighth straight win — all coming through the Islanders’ streak — and ninth of the season.

Evgeni Malkin had a objective and an help, and Brian Rust and Patric Hornqvist additionally scored for the Penguins. Murray completed with 20 saves.

Nelson, enjoying in his 500th recreation, gave the Islanders a Three-2 lead with Four:52 left within the third, scoring off a faceoff simply Four seconds after Pittsburgh’s Sam Lafferty was despatched off for tripping Beauvillier. Nelson now has 4 objectives and 5 assists throughout a five-game level streak.

Hornqvist tied it with 30 seconds remaining in regulation.

Allan Kreda, The Related Press

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