With 7:10 left in Monday’s game the Florida Panthers had a 2-0 lead on the New York Islanders. It was a steep mountain to climb if the Isles were going to find their way out of the hole.
Goals by Kyle Okposo and Josh Bailey less than two minutes apart tied the game up late in the third.
Then with just 99 seconds left, one of the NHL’s most dangerous fourth lines found a way to secure a pair of points for the Isles. Cal Clutterbuck tossed the puck over Roberto Luongo’s shoulder and locked down an unlikely comeback.
The Islanders put together a rowdy 20 minutes to close the game, outshooting Florida 17-7 and helping Thomas Greiss to his first win since Jaroslav Halak went out with an injury on Mar. 8.
Watch Clutterbuck’s game-winner below.
Three goals in six minutes to come back and win it.
— NHL (@NHL) March 15, 2016
Here are the other two goals in the rally.
Featured photo by Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers.
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Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.