- Game 2 was the first time that an NHL team won Game 2 of a playoff series after losing Game 1 by five goals or more since 2003, (Blues 6, Canucks 0; Canucks 2, Blues 1).
- It was also the first Islander playoff in which they trailed by two or more goals since 1993, when they won Game 4 of their first-round series against Washington, 4-3 in double-overtime, after the Capitals had taken a 3-0 lead. Before Friday, the last time the Isles won a playoff game in regulation time after trailing by at least two goals was in 1985, also against Washington (6-4 in Game 4).
- All four Islanders goal-scorers on Friday (Matt Moulson, Colin McDonald, Matt Martin and Kyle Okposo) recorded their first playoff goal. The last time an NHL team had four first-time playoff goal-scorers in one game was in 2002, when the Islanders beat the Maple Leafs, 6-1, in Game 3 and got first goals from Mark Parrish, Brad Isbister, Shawn Bates and Dave Scatchard.
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