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Brian Rolston #11 of the New York Islanders (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Brian Rolston #11 of the New York Islanders is checked by Ryan Shannon #22 of the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Oct. 13, 2011)

Islanders 5, Lightning 1

John Tavares scored two goals and added a pair of assists as the Islanders improved to 2-1.

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders
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John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders skates against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Oct. 13, 2011)

The New York Islanders celebrate after defeating the
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

The New York Islanders celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Oct. 13, 2011)

P.A. Parenteau #15 of the New York Islanders
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P.A. Parenteau #15 of the New York Islanders shoots the puck against Brett Clark #7 of the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Oct. 13, 2011)

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Al Montoya #35 of the New York Islanders
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Al Montoya #35 of the New York Islanders makes a save against Mattias Ritola #21 and Dominic Moore #19 of the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Oct. 13, 2011)

Matt Moulson #26 of the New York Islanders
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Matt Moulson #26 of the New York Islanders celebrates a first period goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with line mates John Tavares #91 and P.A. Parenteau #15. (Oct. 13, 2011)

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders is roughed up in the third period by Victor Hedman #77 of the Tampa Bay Lightning as Brian Rolston #11 moves in. (Oct. 13, 2011)

Michael Grabner #40 of the New York Islanders
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Michael Grabner #40 of the New York Islanders is stopped on a third period breakaway by Mathieu Garon #32 of the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Oct. 13, 2011)

Brian Rolston #11 of the New York Islanders
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Brian Rolston #11 of the New York Islanders is checked by Ryan Shannon #22 of the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Oct. 13, 2011)

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Al Montoya #35 of the New York Islanders
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Al Montoya #35 of the New York Islanders makes a save against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Oct. 13, 2011)

P.A. Parenteau #15 of the New York Islanders
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

P.A. Parenteau #15 of the New York Islanders checks Bruno Gervais #27 of the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Oct. 13, 2011)

Matt Moulson #26 of the New York Islanders
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Matt Moulson #26 of the New York Islanders celebrates his first period goal against Dwayne Roloson #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning with teammate John Tavares #91. (Oct. 13, 2011)

Matt Moulson #26 of the New York Islanders
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Matt Moulson #26 of the New York Islanders celebrates his first period goal as Mattias Ritola #21 of the Tampa Bay Lightning looks on. (Oct. 13, 2011)

The New York Islanders celebrates their first goal
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The New York Islanders celebrates their first goal of the game against Dwayne Roloson #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Oct. 13, 2011)

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