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Islanders' Kyle Okposo (21) and Matt Moulson (26) (Credit: AP)

Islanders' Kyle Okposo (21) and Matt Moulson (26) celebrate Okposo's goal against Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward (30) during the third period. (Jan. 3, 2012)

Islanders 4, Hurricanes 3

P.A. Parenteau and Frans Nielsen scored in the shootout and the Islanders went on to a 4-3 win over the Hurricanes. John Tavares assisted on all three Islanders goals. Kyle Okposo scored with 1:30 left in regulation to tie the score at 3.

Carolina Hurricanes' Jussi Jokinen (36), of Finland, shoots
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Carolina Hurricanes' Jussi Jokinen (36), of Finland, shoots against New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov (20), of Kazakhstan, during a shootout in an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. New York won 4-3. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Islanders' Matt Moulson (26), P.A. Parenteau (15) and
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Islanders' Matt Moulson (26), P.A. Parenteau (15) and Frans Nielsen, rear, celebrate Moulson's goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period. (Jan. 3, 2012)

Islanders' Kyle Okposo (21) and Matt Moulson (26)
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Islanders' Kyle Okposo (21) and Matt Moulson (26) celebrate Okposo's goal against Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward (30) during the third period. (Jan. 3, 2012)

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Islanders' Frans Nielsen (51), P.A. Parenteau (15) and
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Islanders' Frans Nielsen (51), P.A. Parenteau (15) and John Tavares (91) celebrate Nielsen's goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the third period. (Jan. 3, 2012)

Carolina Hurricanes' Alexei Ponikarovsky (23), of the Ukraine,
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Carolina Hurricanes' Alexei Ponikarovsky (23), of the Ukraine, and New York Islanders' Frans Nielsen (51), of Denmark, struggle for possession of the puck during the second period. (Jan. 3, 2012)

Islanders' Frans Nielsen (51) and P.A. Parenteau (15)
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Islanders' Frans Nielsen (51) and P.A. Parenteau (15) celebrate Nieson's goal against Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward (30) during the third period. (Jan. 3, 2012)

Carolina Hurricanes' Alexei Ponikarovsky (23), of the Ukraine,
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Carolina Hurricanes' Alexei Ponikarovsky (23), of the Ukraine, and New York Islanders' Steve Staios (24) chase the puck during the second period. (Jan. 3, 2012)

Carolina Hurricanes' Jussi Jokinen (36), of Finland, and
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Carolina Hurricanes' Jussi Jokinen (36), of Finland, and Alexei Ponikarovsky (23), of Ukraine, chase the puck with Islanders' Frans Nielsen (51), of Denmark, during the first period. (Jan. 3, 2012)

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Carolina Hurricanes' Jaroslav Spacek (8), of the Czech
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Carolina Hurricanes' Jaroslav Spacek (8), of the Czech Republic, and goalie Cam Ward defend as Islanders' Matt Martin (17) tries to shoot during the first period. (Jan. 3, 2012)

Carolina Hurricanes' Jamie McBain (4) and goalie Cam
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Carolina Hurricanes' Jamie McBain (4) and goalie Cam Ward (30) defend as New York Islanders' Matt Moulson (26) tries to shoot during the first period. (Jan. 3, 2012)

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