Here is where the Islanders decided they were not going to take any more.
They were not going to put up with being pushed around, injured, or laughed at. The team collectively decided to send a clear message to their opponents with their actions.
Enough is enough.
The first fight of the game was Micheal Haley of the Islanders beating Craig Adams.
Next, Godard and Gillies fought again.
Then Matt Martin decided he was going to get back at Talbot for his hits in the previous game. Martin went after Talbot and caused two fights.
Another fight nearly started when Pittsburgh's Brooks Orpik pushed Michael Grabner into Johnson.
Then everything went wild.
Gillies went after Tangradi and Haley skated down to fight Johnson after delivering a beating to Talbot. During the scrum, Godard pulled a move any enforcer should be proud of; he jumped off the bench to protect his goalie.
With under four minutes to go in the game, another scrum occurred, highlighted by Konopka going after Letang and Talbot.
The last fight of the night was between Joe Vitale and Andy MacDonald.
By the end of the game, the Islanders had not only destroyed the Penguins on the scoreboard, winning 8-3, but beat them up in a physical sense as well.