Islanders beat Pens 4-3 to extend point streak to 16 games.
NEW YORK (AP) — Brock Nelson scored his second goal of the game 4:16 into overtime, and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Thursday night to extend their point streak to a franchise-record 16 games.
Nelson, who also scored the overtime winner at Pittsburgh on Tuesday night, got a pass from Mathew Barzal on the left side on a rush. He cut across the front of a goal to avoid a defender and draw goalie Matt Murray out of position, and then backhanded the puck into the right side for his eighth.
The Islanders improved to 15-0-1 during their streak while winning their fifth straight since an overtime loss to the Penguins on Nov. 7. New York had earned points in 15 straight games three times previously, the last during a 15-game win streak in the 1981-82 season.
Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist for the Penguins. Murray finished with 20 saves.
Keefe took over for the fired Mike Babcock on Wednesday.
Brett Connolly sparked the comeback with two goals in 27 seconds in the second period, and Dominic Toninato tied it with 4:23 remaining in the third. Sergei Bobrovsky made 28 saves, and Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau each had two assists.
Florida became the second team in NHL history to overcome a deficit of four-plus goals to win a game multiple times in a season, joining the 1983-84 Edmonton Oilers. The Panthers also pulled off the trick in a 5-4 shootout win at Boston on Nov. 12.
Vancouver went 5 for 6 with the man advantage. Elias Pettersson had a goal and two assists, and Tyler Graovac, J.T. Miller and Brock Boeser also scored power-play goals before Tanner Pearson made it 6-3 with a short-handed goal with 2:02 remaining.
Benn scored 25 seconds later, skating across the slot and slipping a shot into the right side of the net. Tyler Seguin added an empty-netter with 35 seconds to play.
The Stars won their fifth straight to go to 12-1-1 in the last 14 games. The Jets had won five of six.
Dell had perhaps his best performance of the season against a team that had given him fits in his three prior meetings. Dell came in 0-2-1 with a 4.28 goals-against average and an .868 save percentage against the Golden Knights.
Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 27 shots.
San Jose is 7-3-0 in November to improve to 11-11-1 overall.
KINGS 5, OILERS 1
BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak got his NHL-leading 20th goal, helping Boston to the victory.
Bruins star center Patrice Bergeron had an assist in his return after missing two games with a lower-body injury.
Steven Stamkos, who leads the Lightning with seven goals and 20 points, was held out of the second and third periods but was on the bench. He played 5:17 over nine shifts in the first.
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