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Talk about an instant classic.

The New York Islanders won what was perhaps the wildest game of the 2017-18 NHL season, defeating the Detroit Red Wings, 7-6, at Barclays Center on Friday.

The Islanders trailed 5-2 with 5:26 remaining in the game, but scored four times on the same power play to take the lead, only to see Detroit score late to send game to overtime, where Brock Nelson won it with his third goal.

The Islanders became the third team in NHL history to trail by at least three goals in the final 5:26 of regulation and win, joining the Minnesota North Stars, who defeated the Montreal Canadiens 7-6 on March 12, 1984 and the Canadiens, who defeated the Ottawa Senators, 5-4, on March 15, 2014.

Islanders forward Mathew Barzal had five assists to become the first rookie to have three games with at least five points in the same NHL season since Joe Malone did it for the Canadiens in the 1917-18 season.

NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor Brian Compton has the details of the incredible finish.

 

Not Easy Wearing Green

Phil Kessel wasn't going to just let Pittsburgh Penguins assistant general manager Bill Guerin wear another team's colors and get away with it

 

Quick Caps

It took one 88-second span in the second period for the Washington Capitals to take control of a 4-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

 

Toe-che!

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is flexible, and that ability came in handy against the Florida Panthers. So did every inch of his skates.

Video: LAK@FLA: Quick robs Trocheck with stellar toe save

  

Aho, Wow

Carolina Hurricanes Jaccob Slavin made and incredible pass and Sebastian Aho did the rest on this highlight-reel play.

Video: VAN@CAR: Aho beats Markstrom five-hole on break

 

Help Wanted

The Nashville Predators could be major players before the Feb. 26 Trade Deadline thanks to their fearless GM, writes NHL.com's Mike Zeisberger.

 

Fatima's Back With Friends

Fatima Al Ali, whose selfie with Alex Ovechkin during 2017 Hockey Is For Everyone Night went viral, returned to Capital One Center with her whole hockey team on Friday.

Video: CBJ@WSH: UAE Women's Team drops puck on HIFE night

 

Hockey Is For Everyone

Harrison Browne, the first transgender athlete in North American professional sports, dropped the ceremonial first puck before the Florida Panthers game at BB&T Center.

Video: LAK@FLA: Harrison Browne drops the puck on HIFE night

 

Grand Game

NHL Linesman Ryan Galloway officiated his 1,000th NHL game at home in his native Winnipeg on Friday.

Video: STL@WPG: NHL honors Galloway for his 1,000th game

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