UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Thomas Hickey set up a third-period goal and scored 3:06 into overtime as the New York Islanders started December just as they ended November, with a victory -- 3-2 over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.

Ryan Strome of the New York Islanders scores at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale. (Bruce Bennett, Getty Images)

The defenseman netted his second of the season with a wraparound goal to help the Islanders improve to 8-0 in games decided after regulation.

Jaroslav Halak, the NHL's No. 1 star last week, wasn't busy but earned his team-record tying 10th straight win with a 16-save performance. Brock Nelson scored in the second period for the Islanders, who have won seven of eight and 12 of 14.

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