All told the Islanders came from behind to win on nine different occasions during their 16 game stretch. Nine! That’s more than half of the time, the Islanders had to claw their way back into a game.
On three different occasions, the Isles had to pull themselves out of a multi-goal deficit. On all three of those occasions, they left it late, waiting for the third period to get the comeback started.
Against the Philadelphia Flyers, the Islanders had to dig themselves out of a 3-0 hole as the third period started. But three unanswered goals from Anthony Beauvillier, Mathew Barzal, and Anthony Beauvillier again pushed the game into overtime and later to the shootout where the Isles would prevail.
A few days later, this time against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Islanders were behind 4-2 within two and a half minutes of the third period starting. With goals from Josh Bailey at 15:41 and then Ryan Pulock at 18:28, the Isles found a way to extract at least a point from the game. Thanks to Brock Nelson’s OT goal they’d take two points.
You just can’t count the New York Islanders out of a game. No matter what the score is. The Islanders are the Kings of the comeback.