The New York Islanders had their backs against the wall as they trailed, 3-2, in their first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals. They responded with a 3-1 victory though.
They took full advantage of their home game as captain John Tavares got the puck rolling with a goal in the first period.
The Capitals responded with just five seconds left in the period as defenseman John Carlson scored on a crucial power play.
The second period was quiet as nobody scored, but the Islanders woke up in the third period. Left wing Nikolay Kulemin gave the Islanders the lead approximately halfway through the period.
With only 53 seconds remaining, Cal Clutterbuck slammed the door on the Capitals with an empty-net goal.
Both goaltenders had sensational performances as Jaroslav Halak made 38 saves for the Islanders out of 39 shots attempted against him.
Capitals goalie Braden Holtby made 35 saves on 37 shot attempts, but the Capitals were unable to generate any offense, and star Alex Ovechkin was quiet after scoring a goal in Game 5.
Game 7 is sure to be an intense one as the teams were involved in an altercation shortly after the game ended, which included shoving and punching among the players.