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New York Islanders goalie Anders Nilsson (45) warms (Credit: AP )

New York Islanders goalie Anders Nilsson (45) warms up before a game against the New Jersey Devils. (March 4, 2012)

Islanders 1, Devils 0

Anders Nilsson recorded a shutout in his first NHL win -- the first Islander ever to do so -- and his 24 saves helped the Islanders to playoff-like 1-0 win before a sellout crowd at the Nassau Coliseum.

Kyle Okposo of the Islanders celebrates his goal
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Kyle Okposo of the Islanders celebrates his goal against the Devils in the second period. (March 4, 2012)

Kyle Okposo of the Islanders scored the winning
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Kyle Okposo of the Islanders scored the winning goal against Devils in the second period. (March 4, 2012)

Goalie Anders Nilsson of the Islanders makes a
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Goalie Anders Nilsson of the Islanders makes a glove save against the Devils in the second period. (March 4, 2012)

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John Travares of the Islanders prepares for a
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John Travares of the Islanders prepares for a face-off against the Devils in the third period. (March 4, 2012)

New York Islanders' Steve Staios (24) and New
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New York Islanders' Steve Staios (24) and New Jersey Devils' Patrik Elias (26) battle for the puck as Islanders goalie Anders Nilsson (45) defends in the third period. (March 4, 2012)

New York Islanders goalie Anders Nilsson (45) is
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New York Islanders goalie Anders Nilsson (45) is congratulated by teammates Nino Niederreiter (25) and John Tavares (91) on his first career win. (March 4, 2012)

New York Islanders goalie Anders Nilsson (45) defends
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New York Islanders goalie Anders Nilsson (45) defends against New Jersey Devils' David Clarkson (23) in the third period. (March 4, 2012)

New York Islanders goalie Anders Nilsson waves to
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New York Islanders goalie Anders Nilsson waves to the fans after the Islanders defeated the New Jersey Devils. (March 4, 2012)

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New York Islanders goalie Anders Nilsson (45) warms
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New York Islanders goalie Anders Nilsson (45) warms up before a game against the New Jersey Devils. (March 4, 2012)

New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, center, blocks
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New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, center, blocks a shot on goal by New York Islanders' P.A. Parenteau (15) as Devils' Zach Parise, at right, defends in the first period. (March 4, 2012)

New Jersey Devils' Jacob Josefson (16) drives the
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New Jersey Devils' Jacob Josefson (16) drives the puck around the net ahead of New York Islanders' Milan Jurcina (27) in the first period. (March 4, 2012)

New York Islanders' Jay Pandolfo (29) celebrates teammates
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New York Islanders' Jay Pandolfo (29) celebrates teammates Kyle Okposo's goal against New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) as Devils' Anton Volchenkov (28) skates past in the second period. (March 4, 2012)

New York Islanders' Jay Pandolfo (29), and Casey
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New York Islanders' Jay Pandolfo (29), and Casey Cizikas celebrate Kyle Okposo's (21) goal against New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur as Devils' right Cam Janssen (25) skates away in the second period. (March 4, 2012)

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New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) blocks
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New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) blocks a shot on goal by New York Islanders' John Tavares (91) as Devils' Adam Henrique (14) defends from behind in the second period. (March 4, 2012)

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