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Need to Know: Isles goalie Jaroslav Halak (18 saves) won his 10th in a row, tying the team record set by Billy Smith in 1982.
The Isles are 8-0 in overtimes/shootouts, 8-2 when the other team scores first and 11-1-0 when not giving up a power-play goal.
Brock Nelson tied it at 1 with 1:34 left in the second period after Ottawa's Mike Hoffman scored midway through the first period. Ryan Strome gave the Islanders the lead 1:07 into the third period before Clarke MacArthur tied it 10 minutes later.
The Islanders are 12-2-0 since Nov. 5, the highest winning percentage (.857) in the league in that period. Their 11 November wins were one shy of the 1981 Stanley Cup champions' record.
Defenseman Travis Hamonic (upper body injury) and forward Cal Clutterbuck (lower) both left, returned and left again. Coach Jack Capuano said they are both day-to-day.
Islanders center Casey Cizikas took a three-game scoring streak into Tuesday's game, the second longest of Cizikas' career. He appeared to have scored at the end of the second period on a "why not" slapshot, but the shot crossed the line after the clock hit 0.0.
Playing their last season on Long Island before moving to Brooklyn, the Islanders are 10-2-0 at Nassau Coliseum The Islanders last won seven straight at home from Dec. 6-29, 2003.
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What's Next: The Islanders travel to Ottawa Thursday to complete the home-and home series.