The Islanders had already iced the game with an empty-netter, so the Capitals had nothing left to play for. But as the horn sounded on their 3-1 defeat, defenseman John Carlson decided to fire one last shot on New York goalie Jaroslav Halak. The Islanders took issue with this, and all-out mayhem ensued. Shoves were given out. Punches were thrown. Bodies went flying everywhere as cats, dogs and beer bottles came flying from the rafters.
The spectacle made for a great segue into the first Game 7 of this postseason, as well as a terrific potential end to Nassau Coliseum. If the Islanders lose on Monday night in Washington, they will be eliminated and Game 6 will be the final game ever played at Nassau.
So they might as well send it off with fisticuffs and salutes.