UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- John Tavares scored his second goal of the game 3:58 into overtime, and the New York Islanders beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Saturday night for their third straight win.
Tavares scored his 19th goal of the season after extending his career-best point streak to 12 games with a second-period goal. Tavares has eight goals and 13 assists during his streak, the longest in the NHL this season.
Evgeni Nabokov stopped 32 shots for the Islanders (19-21-6), who have won four of five and five of seven. It was also the fourth straight win for Nabokov, a season high for Islanders goalies.
Jeff Skinner gave Carolina a 1-0 lead in the first period.
New York has allowed only four goals in four games. The Islanders won at Philadelphia and Washington this week after losing at home to Nashville on Monday.
The Islanders peppered goalie Cam Ward with a season-best 23 shots in the second period, but had only 17 the rest of the game in finishing with a total of 40.