The goal-scoring explosion was only part of the story, however. With the Islanders on top, 6-0, five minutes into the second period, Matt Martin skated alongside Penguins forward Max Talbot, dropped his stick, threw off his gloves and attempted to deliver a sucker punch to Talbot's face, sparking a line-brawl that resulted in six ejections and 99 combined penalty minutes.
Martin didn't appear to fully connect with his blow, but the intent is quite clear.
And once Talbot was down on the ice, he made sure to get in another punch.
In the previous meeting between the two teams Talbot hit Blake Comeau on a play (that was not penalized) that left the islanders forward with a concussion. This seems to be the Islanders version of vigilante justice.
For his actions, Martin received a two-minute minor for instigating, a five-minute major for fighting Deryk Engelland, a 10-minute game misconduct and an additional 10-minute misconduct, and it's a good bet he's going to get some sort of suspension once the dust settles on this one. Then again, with the NHL's consistent inconsistency in terms of disciplinary action, he may not.