Goalie Jaroslav Halak will tie a New York Islanders record with a win Tuesday against the Ottawa Senators at Nassau Coliseum.
Halak, who was the NHL's First Star of the Week for last week, has won nine consecutive decisions, a personal best. He can tie the team record of 10 straight wins set by Hockey Hall of Fame goalie Billy Smith in 1982.
Halak went 9-1-0 with a 1.37 goals-against average and .950 save percentage in 10 November games. He was 3-0 with one shutout, a 0.95 GAA and .964 save percentage in games against Metropolitan Division opponents the Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals and New Jersey Devils last week.
"It's a reflection of everybody, not only myself," Halak told the Islanders website Monday. "You need your teammates to perform well and everybody needs to do their job on the ice. We just need to work hard every day and try to do our best every game we play. Because if you don't play well the next game, it doesn't mean anything what we did in the last game."