Hickey nets another clutch goal
Defenseman Thomas Hickey tipped a shot past Calgary goaltender Brian Elliott at the 1:53 mark in overtime to earn the Islanders a 2–1 victory over the Flames in Brooklyn.
Hickey has scored only 15 goals in his five seasons in the NHL (all with the Islanders) but four of them have come in overtime.
No other active player with four or more regular-season overtime goals on his NHL résumé has scored as few goals overall as Hickey. The only other active NHL players with as many as four OT goals but fewer than 40 total goals scored are Hickey’s fellow defensemen Shayne Gostisbehere (21 total, 4 OT) and John Klingberg (23 total, 4 OT).
Hickey is now the sole career leader for the Islanders in regular-season overtime goals by a defenseman.
Perron keeps streaking for St. Louis
David Perron extended his point streak to a career-high eight games when he scored a third-period goal for the St. Louis Blues in their overtime win against the Stars on Monday.
Perron’s point streak is the longest current point skein in the NHL and the longest by a Blues player this season.
The only players who had eight-game point streaks for St. Louis last season were Vladimir Tarasenko (twice) and Kevin Shattenkirk.
Two NHL players have produced longer point streaks this season than Perron: the Blackhawks’ Artem Anisimov (11 games, Oct. 5–Nov. 6) and the Flyers’ Claude Giroux (10 games, Oct. 15–Nov. 2).
Source: Source: Elias Sports Bureau