Complacency is not one of the things holding the Islanders back, nor is passivity.

But willingness alone does not win hockey games in the NHL, and the Islanders dropped their third in a row Thursday night, a 5-4 overtime loss to the Maple Leafs in front of a split Coliseum crowd of 9,222.

“There were some good things that we did, but we still can’t be satisfied that it’s a point,” said coach Jack Capuano, who seat is getting hotter by the day as his Islanders (8-11-2) have lost five of the past seven and are an NHL-worst 2-8-1 at home. “We showed some character coming back, but we have to find a way in the second period not to have that lull.”

That lull included the completing of Nazem Kadri’s first career hat trick, as Toronto’s 22-year-old offensive sensation dominated the first 40 minutes. With the Leafs (13-9-0) up 4-2 early in the third, the Islanders fought back with goals from Andrew MacDonald and Kyle Okposo, who assisted on Josh Bailey’s first-period goal his first multi-point game of the season.

But Okposo lost his man, Dion Phaneuf, 1:11 into overtime, and the hulking Toronto defenseman snuck one passed Evgeni Nabokov (23 saves) for the win.

“That’s my guy, I lost him for a second and it’s in the back of the net,” Okposo said after the Islanders first penalty-free game since Jan. 26, 1980, a 3-2 win over the Whalers. “It felt good to get a point, but obviously we need two points now.”