Thomas Hickey scored the winner in overtime and the New York Islanders defeated the Nashville Predators, 2-1, on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena. The Preds collected their 92nd point of the season in the loss, giving them a 24-9-8 home record to conclude the 2016-17 slate.
After jumping out to a 1-0 lead, the Predators saw the Islanders tie the game in the third before winning it in the extra session.
"It's not the way we wanted to play the last home game, but we played against a desperate team and a good team," goaltender Pekka Rinne said. "It probably wasn't our best game, but still we got the lead in the third period. We had the game 1-0, and we let it slip away. Going into OT, sometimes you only need one chance. They only had one shot and it was a goal and that's how it goes sometimes."