Islanders' Nelson scores gorgeous OT goal, extends team point streak to 16

Thomas Williams
Hockey writer
Because of Brock Nelson's overtime heroics, the New York Islanders are 15-0-1 in their last 16 games. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)

Seemingly out of nowhere, the New York Islanders have a massive point streak going, posting a 15-0-1 record in their last 16 games.

Their most recent performance against the Pittsburgh Penguins came down to the wire.

A back-and-forth match with the two teams swapping leads casually, the game needed overtime to finish it off and Islanders forward Brock Nelson did so in a scintillating way.

Even the outstretched Marcus Pettersson could not stop Nelson from getting the puck to his backhand to beat goaltender Matt Murray.

The 28-year-old forward finished the game with two goals — his first giving his team a 3-2 lead in the third period.

It was their fourth game of their season that the Islanders last lost a game in regulation time. After that defeat, the Islanders went on a 10-game winning streak that was stopped by an overtime loss to none other than the Penguins.

Looks like they were able to get revenge for ending their streak.

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New York is now 16-3-1 and hold the top spot in its division. The overtime tally was Nelson’s eighth of the season, bringing him to a total of 19 points through 20 games.

The Islanders will head to California to try and continue their point streak, facing off against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.

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