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Islanders end Washington's six-game winning streak

New York, which wins 4-3 in overtime, has played seven OT games this season, getting its second straight win and second in OT this season.

October 31, 2009|Associated Press

The New York Islanders have become experts at playing overtime.

On Friday night, they became the first NHL team to play seven overtime games before Nov. 1, winning only one of their first six.

Thanks to Mark Streit's goal 53 seconds into the extra period, the Islanders had their second overtime win and their third overall victory, 4-3 against the Washington Capitals.

It was the second straight win for New York. The Islanders also ended the Capitals' winning streak at six.

"We were right on the cusp of getting some wins," New York Coach Scott Gordon said. "A lot of things have been coming together."

Streit beat Washington goalie Jose Theodore from about 10 feet for his second goal of the season and his first overtime goal.

Dwayne Roloson was outstanding. The Capitals outshot the Islanders, 40-30, and failed to convert numerous third-period scoring chances. Roloson turned away 17 shots in the third period.

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