Eight players were handed a total of 24 penalty minutes after a skirmish broke out at the end of the Islanders’ 3-1 victory over the Capitals on Saturday.
Kulemin scored a tie-breaking goal 10:27 into the third period as the Islanders defeated the Capitals, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon, forcing a deciding game in the teams’ first-round playoff series.
Hagelin skated out from behind the net and put a wrist shot on the short side behind Marc-Andre Fleury, giving the Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Penguins and pushing them into the next round of the playoffs.
Kuznetsov had a coming-out party on Thursday, scoring two goals and assisting on another in the Capitals’ 5-1 victory over the Islanders in Game 5 of the first-round playoff series.
The bout served as the culmination of two days of heated reaction by several Islanders players, who were no doubt worked up by Wilson hitting Visnovsky against the boards in the first period on Tuesday.