The Islanders tied a franchise record on Tuesday by topping the Penguins 5-4 in overtime, extending their point streak to 15 games, matching the mark set by the team in 1982.
The Islanders fell into an early hole, as Bryan Rust lit the lamp about midway through the first quarter. Five minutes later, Brandon Tanev notched his fourth goal of the season, putting the penguins up 2-0 at the end of the first period.
In the second, though, the Islanders fought back. Early in the period, Anthony Beauvillier scored his seventh goal of the season to get the Islanders on the board, and less than three minutes later, Brock Nelson's fifth goal of the season tied the game at 2-2.
Later in the second, Tanev struck again for the Penguins, putting Pittsburgh back ahead as the game moved into the third period.
Early in the third, Mathew Barzal was called for a tripping penalty, and with the Islanders on the penalty kill, Jake Guentzel connected for a power play goal, his tenth tally of the season, to extend the Pittsburgh lead to 4-2.
Just when it seemed like the streak was coming to an end, Josh Bailey scored with under five minutes to go to make it a one-goal game.
Then, in the final two minutes, the Islanders pulled Semyon Varlamov, and with the extra attacker, Ryan Pulock found the back of the net to tie the game.
The game headed to overtime, with the Islanders point streak living to see another day. In the extra session, Nelson picked up a loose puck and found the back of the net.
As the streak builds, the Islanders are now 15-3-1 on the season. They can set a new franchise record with a point on Thursday night, when they take on the Penguins again, this time on Long Island.