Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Isles' Goalie Jaroslav Halak Ties Franchise Record for Consecutive Wins
The New York Islanders have won 17 of their first 25 games in a season for the first time in franchise history (even crazier: New York was 8-14-3 after 25 games last season), and one giant reason for that is Jaroslav Halak. The 29-year-old Slovakian tied Billy Smith's franchise record for consecutive wins on Tuesday night at the Nassau Coliseum, pitching his upstart squad to a 3-2 overtime victory for his tenth straight win and keeping his squad tied for a share of the Metropolitan Division lead with 36 points. To read more about the Islander's victory over the Senators click here Halak, who was named the NHL's No. 1 star of the week for the week of Nov. 24 to Nov. 30, has recorded three shutouts during the streak and has allowed two or less goals in all but two of the victories. The Islanders now own the NHL's longest home winning streak at seven games, and the team is now on its longest home winning streak since 2007. The Islanders are currently 10-2 at home this season. Last season they went 13-9-9 at home. They'll face Ottawa on Thursday in the second half of the home-and-home series.