The Islanders set a franchise record on Thursday night after beating the Penguins 4-3 in overtime, extending their points streak to 16 consecutive games, breaking the mark set in 1982.
They went down early, as Evengi Malkin scored a little over a minute into the first period to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead. But with 4:48 left in the first period, Scott Mayfield tied the game at 1-1 on a Matthew Barzal assist.
Early in the second period, the Islanders went down again when Bryan Rust scored for the Penguins on an unassisted slap shot to take a 2-1 lead. Anthony Beauvillier scored with 8:22 left in the second period to tie the game, thanks to assists by Derick Brassard and Ryan Pulock.
Brock Nelson scored a power play goal off the faceoff to give the Islanders a 3-2 lead with 4:52 left in the third period. However, Patric Hornquist scored for Pittsburgh with 30 seconds left to tie the game at 3-3.
In overtime, Nelson scored his second goal of the night to win the game for the Islanders 4-3.
The previous franchise points record was set during a 15-game win streak from Jan. 21 to Feb. 21, 1982, during the team's run of four straight Stanley Cup titles (1980-1983).
The Islanders are now second in the Eastern Conference standings with 33 points, only trailing the Capitals, who have 36 points.