Last night into today the Islanders tied a team record originally set in a game on December of 1978 by scoring seven goals in a single period.
The Isles started the third period of their game against the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 only to go on to win the game 7-4 on goals by seven different players in a single period, matching a franchise best goal output for a single period.
They didn’t look particularly strong throughout the first two periods, but the offensive explosion in the third, coupled with undisciplined penalties and mediocre goaltending by Eddie Lack of the Canucks propelled the Isles to victory, coming from behind after blowing two goal tird period leads of their own in their previous two games on their Canadian road trip against the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames.
The game will likely mean very little in the grand scheme of the season, the Isles are still mathematically alive in the playoff race, but for all intents and purposes are playing out the string, but it is a reprieve for Islander fans who were becoming all too accustomed to watching their team be on the losing end of third period comebacks.
The Isles goals were scored by Josh Bailey, Ryan Strome, Calvin de Haan, Frans Nielsen, Matt Martin, Anders Lee and Cal Clutterbuck, all in the final frame. Bailey, Strome and de Haan’s tallies were with the man advantage.