UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Frans Nielsen and John Tavares finally solved Philadelphia's Steve Mason in a shootout, and the New York Islanders outlasted the Flyers 1-0 on Monday night to post the best 21-game start in franchise history.
Mason stopped 46 shots before the tiebreaker, but after denying Kyle Okposo, he was beaten twice. New York has a team-record 15 wins through 21 games (15-6) and is 5-0 in shootouts.
Jaroslav Halak made 21 saves for his third shutout this season. He has won seven straight, allowing only eight goals. The Islanders have won four in a row and nine of 10.
Philadelphia has dropped five of six overall, and five straight on the road.