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John Tavares #91 of the Islanders skates with (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

John Tavares #91 of the Islanders skates with the puck against Patrick Sharp #10 of the Chicago Blackhawks. (Dec. 8, 2011)

Blackhawks 3, Islanders 2 (OT)

Travis Hamonic and Michael Grabner each scored, but it wasn't enough as the Islanders fell in overtime.

Brian Rolston #11 of the New York Islanders
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Brian Rolston #11 of the New York Islanders checks Sami Lepisto #20 of the Chicago Blackhawks. (Dec. 8, 2011)

P.A. Parenteau #15 of the Islanders passes the
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P.A. Parenteau #15 of the Islanders passes the puck against Niklas Hjalmarsson #4 of the Chicago Blackhawks. (Dec. 8, 2011)

Marian Hossa Blackhawks, Right Wing
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Marian Hossa
Blackhawks, Right Wing

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Mark Streit #2 of the Islanders plays the
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Mark Streit #2 of the Islanders plays the puck against Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks. (Dec. 8, 2011)

Milan Jurcina #27 of the Islanders clears the
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Milan Jurcina #27 of the Islanders clears the puck from Marcus Kruger #16 of the Chicago Blackhawks. (Dec. 8, 2011)

Steve Staios #24 of the Islanders defends against
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Steve Staios #24 of the Islanders defends against Patrick Sharp #10 of the Chicago Blackhawks. (Dec. 8, 2011)

Patrick Kane Blackhawks, Right Wing
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Patrick Kane
Blackhawks, Right Wing

John Tavares #91 of the Islanders controls the
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John Tavares #91 of the Islanders controls the puck against Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks. (Dec. 8, 2011)

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Dylan Reese #42 of the Islanders defends against
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Dylan Reese #42 of the Islanders defends against Dave Bolland #36 of the Chicago Blackhawks. (Dec. 8, 2011)

John Tavares #91 of the Islanders skates with
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

John Tavares #91 of the Islanders skates with the puck against Patrick Sharp #10 of the Chicago Blackhawks. (Dec. 8, 2011)

John Tavares #91 of the Islanders battles for
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John Tavares #91 of the Islanders battles for the puck in the third period against Duncan Keith #2, Jonathan Toews #19 and Brent Seabrook #7 of the Chicago Blackhawks. (Dec. 8, 2011)

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