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Montreal Canadiens' Alexei Emelin (74) checks New York (Credit: AP)

Montreal Canadiens' Alexei Emelin (74) checks New York Islanders' Michael Grabner (40) during the first period. (March 17, 2012)

Islanders 3, Canadiens 2

The Islanders defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 in a shootout.

New York Islanders' Josh Bailey (12) celebrates with
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New York Islanders' Josh Bailey (12) celebrates with PA Parenteau (15) after scoring against Montreal Canadiens goaltender Peter Budaj. (March 17, 2012)

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Petr Budaj is scored on
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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Petr Budaj is scored on by New York Islanders' Mark Streit (2) during the second period. (March 17, 2012)

New York Islanders' John Tavares (91) moves in
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New York Islanders' John Tavares (91) moves in on Montreal Canadiens goaltender Petr Budaj during the second period. (March 17, 2012)

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New York Islanders' Andrew MacDonald (47) blocks Montreal
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New York Islanders' Andrew MacDonald (47) blocks Montreal Canadiens' Louis Leblanc's shot during the second period. (March 17, 2012)

Montreal Canadiens' Aaron Palushaj (60) collides with New
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Montreal Canadiens' Aaron Palushaj (60) collides with New York Islanders' Andrew MacDonald (47) during the first period. (March 17, 2012)

New York Islanders goaltender Al Montoya (35) makes
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New York Islanders goaltender Al Montoya (35) makes a save against Montreal Canadiens' Tomas Plekanec (14) as Islanders' Milan Jurcina (27) defends. (March 17, 2012)

Montreal Canadiens' Alexei Emelin (74) checks New York
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Montreal Canadiens' Alexei Emelin (74) checks New York Islanders' Michael Grabner (40) during the first period. (March 17, 2012)

New York Islanders' Josh Bailey (12) scores against
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New York Islanders' Josh Bailey (12) scores against Montreal Canadiens goaltender Peter Budaj during the shootout. The Islanders won 3-2. (March 17, 2012)

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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Peter Budaj makes a save
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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Peter Budaj makes a save against New York Islanders' John Tavares (91) during the shootout. (March 17, 2012)

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