JAROSLAV HALAK made 20 saves in his franchise-record 11th straight victory, and the New York Islanders held on for a 2-1 win over the host Ottawa Senators.

Halak, 13-4 in his first season with the Islanders, broke the record held by Hall of Fame goalie Billy Smith, set in 1982.

Casey Cizikas scored the winner for the Islanders and Brock Nelson also scored. New York has won eight of nine and 13 of 15.

Halak, in his 10th season in the league, has allowed only 14 goals during his streak

Mika Zibanejad scored the lone goal for Ottawa.

Former Senator captain Daniel Alfredsson officially retired before the game. The 41-year-old Swedish forward made the announcement at Ottawa's Canadian Tire Centre, the rink he called home for most of his 18 seasons in the NHL.

In other games

* At Sunrise, Fla., Ryan Johansen scored the winning goal in a shootout to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers.

In other news, the Panthers acquired defenseman Jesse Blacker from the Anaheim Ducks for defenseman Colby Robak.

* At Toronto, Mike Cammalleri and Eric Gelinas scored power-play goals and the New Jersey Devils defeated the Maple Leafs, 5-3.

* At Tampa Fla., Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist during Tampa Bay's three-goal second period, Ben Bishop made 13 saves, and the Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres, 5-0.

* At Pittsburgh, Brad Richardson scored two goals and added an assist, and Eddie Lack (21 saves) posted his fifth NHL shutout to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-0 victory over the Penguins.

* At Raleigh, N.C., Eric Fehr scored with 4:02 remaining and the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes, 2-1.

* At Nashville, Mike Ribeiro scored the winning goal and had two assists, and the Predators spoiled goalie Martin Brodeur's debut with the Blues by beating St. Louis, 4-3.

The Blues signed the four-time Vezina Trophy winner - who played 17 seasons with the Devils - on Tuesday to replace Brian Elliott, who is sidelined with a knee injury.

* At Detroit, Kyle Quincey fired in a long slap shot for his first goal of the season, and the Red Wings went on to beat Dallas, 5-2.

* At Glendale, Ariz., Martin Jones made 26 saves as the Los Angeles Kings blanked the Arizona Coyotes, 4-0.

* At Calgary, Sean Monahan's overtime goal lifted the Flames over Colorado, 4-3.


* Minnesota defenseman Ryan Suter is the fifth defenseman on the team to come down with the mumps.