Islanders 4 Goals on 5-minute power play vs Detroit
In February of 2018, the New York Islanders found themselves trailing 5-2 with the third period winding down. When you’re down by three goals in the second half of the third period you are usually just waiting for the game to be over so you can get out of there.
Well, not this time. The Islanders were granted a five-minute power play and boy did they capitalize on it.
The first goal came with 5:26 remaining in the game when Mat Barzal ripped one that was deflected in front from Brock Nelson. It was good to see them score but still, two goals down the momentum didn’t change just yet.
The next one came from Anders Lee, on his way to a 40 goal season by the way. Now, down by one with nearly three minutes of the man advantage remaining the Isles were in business.
With 3:21 left in the game, and 1:49 left on the power play Nick Leddy tied the game from the high slot. Somehow, this team came all the way back to tie it up after trailing by three goals just 3:11 seconds earlier.
They weren’t done. With 17 seconds left on the power play and 1:50 in game time, Josh Bailey gave the Islanders the lead. The Barclays Center went ballistic.