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Evgeni Nabokov makes a save during a game (Credit: Getty)

Evgeni Nabokov makes a save during a game against the Ottawa Senators at Nassau Coliseum. (March 3, 2013)

Islanders 3, Senators 2 (SO)

John Tavares hit the game-winner in a shootout to give the Islanders a 3-2 win over the Senators on Sunday at Nassau Coliseum.

A Senators' shot on goal stikes the pipe
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A Senators' shot on goal stikes the pipe over Evgeni Nabokov's shoulder in the second period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (March 3, 2013)

Brad Boyes (24) shoots and scores the Islanders'
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Brad Boyes (24) shoots and scores the Islanders' first goal of the game against the Ottawa Senators. (March 3, 2013)

The puck sails past Ottawa Senators goalie Robin
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The puck sails past Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner for the score in the third period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (March 3, 2013)

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John Tavares moves toward the net before hitting
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John Tavares moves toward the net before hitting the game-winning shot during a shootout against the Ottawa Senators. (March 3, 2013)

Kyle Okposo drives on Ottawa Senators goalie Robin
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Kyle Okposo drives on Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) as defenseman Patrick Wiercioch (46) defends in the third period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (March 3, 2013)

Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) deflects a
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Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) deflects a shot attempt by Travis Hamonic in the third period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (March 3, 2013)

Evgeni Nabokov (20) is unable to stop a
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Evgeni Nabokov (20) is unable to stop a goal in the second period of a game against the Ottawa Senators. (March 3, 2013)

Kyle Okposo (21) fails to put in the
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Kyle Okposo (21) fails to put in the rebound in the first period of a game against the Ottawa Senators. (March 3, 2013)

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Ottawa Senators left wing Kaspars Daugavins (23) is
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Ottawa Senators left wing Kaspars Daugavins (23) is marked by Lubomir Visnovsky (11) in the first period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (March 3, 2013)

Evgeni Nabokov minds the net against the Ottawa
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Evgeni Nabokov minds the net against the Ottawa Senators during their game at Nassau Coliseum. (March 3, 2013)

John Tavares celebrates a 3-2 shootout win with
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John Tavares celebrates a 3-2 shootout win with Evgeni Nabokov against the Ottawa Senators at Nassau Coliseum. (March 3, 2013)

John Tavares falls as Patrick Wiercioch #46 of
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John Tavares falls as Patrick Wiercioch #46 of the Ottawa Senators follows during a game at Nassau Coliseum. (March 3, 2013)

Frans Nielsen is checked by Patrick Wiercioch #46
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Frans Nielsen is checked by Patrick Wiercioch #46 of the Ottawa Senators during their game at Nassau Coliseum. (March 3, 2013)

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The Ottawa Senators' Mika Zibanejad reacts after scoring
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The Ottawa Senators' Mika Zibanejad reacts after scoring a goal against Evgeni Nabokov during a game at Nassau Coliseum. (March 3, 2013)

John Tavares slips the puck behind Ottawa Senators
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John Tavares slips the puck behind Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) for the winning shootout goal in a game at Nassau Coliseum. (March 3, 2013)

Colin McDonald (13) and Lubomir Visnovsky (11) take
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Colin McDonald (13) and Lubomir Visnovsky (11) take down the Ottawa Senators' Mika Zibanejad (93) during the second period of a game at the Nassau Coliseum. (March 3, 2013)

The Ottawa Senators' Jakob Silfverberg (33) takes out
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The Ottawa Senators' Jakob Silfverberg (33) takes out the legs from under Travis Hamonic (3) during the second period of a game at the Nassau Coliseum. (March 3, 2013)

Evgeni Nabokov makes a save during a game
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Evgeni Nabokov makes a save during a game against the Ottawa Senators at Nassau Coliseum. (March 3, 2013)

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Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) makes a
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Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) makes a save on a shot by Kyle Okposo during the first period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (March 3, 2013)

The Ottawa Senators' Mika Zibanejad skates with the
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The Ottawa Senators' Mika Zibanejad skates with the puck during a game against the Islanders during their game at Nassau Coliseum. (March 3, 2013)

Matt Martin checks the Ottawa Senators' Eric Gryba
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Matt Martin checks the Ottawa Senators' Eric Gryba (62) during the first period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (March 3, 2013)

Evgeni Nabokov makes a save as the Ottawa
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Evgeni Nabokov makes a save as the Ottawa Senators' Colin Greening looks for a rebound in the first period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (March 3, 2013)

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