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New York Islanders center #54 Tony Romano of (Credit: James Escher)

New York Islanders center #54 Tony Romano of Smithtown waits for a faceoff as he plays right wing in the second period of the Islanders annual Rookie Game vs. the Boston Bruins at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 13, 2011)

Islanders rookie game

The Islanders beat Boston 7-2 in the annual rookies game.

New York Islanders center #8 Ryan Strome looks
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New York Islanders center #8 Ryan Strome looks to pass in the second period of the Islanders annual Rookie Game vs. the Boston Bruins at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 13, 2011)

New York Islanders center #54 Tony Romano of
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New York Islanders center #54 Tony Romano of Smithtown waits for a faceoff as he plays right wing in the second period of the Islanders annual Rookie Game vs. the Boston Bruins at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 13, 2011)

New York Islanders defenseman #24 Calvin de Haan
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New York Islanders defenseman #24 Calvin de Haan skates in the second period of the Islanders annual Rookie Game vs. the Boston Bruins at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 13, 2011)

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New York Islanders center #54 Tony Romano of
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New York Islanders center #54 Tony Romano of Smithtown, left, takes a shot on goal as Boston Bruins defenseman #86 Kevan Miller closes in on him the second period of the Islanders annual Rookie Game at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 13, 2011)

New York Islanders defenseman #71 Mark Katic, left,
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New York Islanders defenseman #71 Mark Katic, left, and Boston Bruins center #76 Alexander Khokhlachev race for the puck in the first period of the Islanders annual Rookie Game at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 13, 2011)

New York Islanders goalkeeper #45 Anders Nilsson skates
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New York Islanders goalkeeper #45 Anders Nilsson skates off the ice after the second period of the Islanders annual Rookie Game vs. the Boston Bruins at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 13, 2011)

New York Islanders center #53 Casey Cizikas prepares
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New York Islanders center #53 Casey Cizikas prepares to take a faceoff in the second period of the Islanders annual Rookie Game vs. the Boston Bruins at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 13, 2011)

New York Islanders goaltender #45 Anders Nilsson makes
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New York Islanders goaltender #45 Anders Nilsson makes a save in the first period of the Islanders annual Rookie Game vs. the Boston Bruins at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 13, 2011)

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New York Islanders left wing #77 Kirill Kabanov
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New York Islanders left wing #77 Kirill Kabanov goes after a puck along the boards in the second period of the Islanders annual Rookie Game vs. the Boston Bruins at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 13, 2011)

New York Islanders defenseman #33 Benn Olson, top,
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New York Islanders defenseman #33 Benn Olson, top, exchanges pleasantries with Boston Bruins left wing #84 Conor Stokes in the first period of the Islanders annual Rookie Game at Nassau Coliseum. (Sept. 13, 2011)

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