With a crazy third-period scoring onslaught, the Islanders create NHL playoff history.

The New York Islanders were fighting for their playoff lives on Friday, and they proved it by making NHL history in Game 3 against the Carolina Hurricanes.

With the series tied at 2-0, the New York Islanders entered the third period tied at 1-1. That is,

until Kyle Palmieri scored a power-play goal with less than four minutes remaining in the third period. 

The floodgates were opened at that point. Palmieri's goal was not only the first power-play goal scored by the New York Islanders in the playoffs (their poor power-play record stretches back to February)

 but it was also the first of four fastest goals recorded in playoff history. According to the NHL.com box score, Palmieri scored with 3:51 remained in the third period,

which was immediately followed by a goal from Matt Martin, who scored with 3:07 left in the game.Scott Mayfield and Anders Lee of the New York Islanders also scored less than a minute apart and,

unbelievably, just over two minutes after Palmieri's. Mayfield scored with 1:49 remaining, and Lee scored with 1:33 remaining.

That equates to four goals in two minutes and 18 seconds for the New York Islanders.