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Islanders Match Franchise Record with 7 Goals in 1 Period

VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 10:  Travis Hamonic #3, Lubomir Visnovsky #11 and Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders congratulate Frans Nielsen #51 on scoring one of the seven team third-period goals scored against the Vancouver Canucks during an NHL game at Rogers Arena March 10, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  The Islanders won 7-4. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
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Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffMarch 12, 2014

The New York Islanders scored seven third-period goals in Monday's 7-4 win over the Vancouver Canucks, matching a franchise record for most goals in one period, per Newsday.

Facing a 3-0 deficit entering the final period, the Isles needed just one minute and 13 seconds to find the back of the net, as Josh Bailey took advantage of a power play to score his sixth goal of the season. Following another power-play goal (this time by Ryan Strome) at the 3:14 mark, the Islanders tied things up just 22 seconds later when Calvin de Haan scored yet another goal with the man advantage. Incredibly, the Isles scored a trio of power-play goals in a span of game time that lasted just 2 minutes, 24 seconds.

New York took took its first lead of the game with under 14 minutes remaining, then let the momentum slip away by surrendering an equalizer at 9:54, only to respond with the game-winning goal 10 seconds later at 10:04. Matt Martin's fifth goal of the season gave the Isles a 5-4 lead, which would later be extended to 6-4, before Cal Clutterbuck slipped the record-tying goal into an empty net with just 18 seconds remaining.

Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack may not sleep for weeks, while the Islanders get a rare highlight from a highly disappointing season.

The only other Isles team to score seven goals in a period was the 1978-79 iteration, a squad that posted a fantastic 51-15-14 W-L-T record but fell one round short of the Stanley Cup Final. The Isles went on to win their first Stanley Cup the next season, sparking an incredible run on four consecutive championships.

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