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Islanders fan Keith Lebine of Merrick gets fired (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Islanders fan Keith Lebine of Merrick gets fired up before the Isles' home opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Islanders vs. Blue Jackets

The Islanders lost their home opener Saturday night to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a shootout, 3-2, at Nassau Coliseum.

Lubomir Visnovsky celebrates his second-period power-play goal against
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Lubomir Visnovsky celebrates his second-period power-play goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with teammates Frans Nielsen and John Tavares. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Lubomir Visnovsky (no. 11) of the Islanders celebrates
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Lubomir Visnovsky (no. 11) of the Islanders celebrates his second-period power play goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with teammates Frans Nielsen (no. 51), Matt Moulson (no. 26) and John Tavares (no. 91). (Oct. 5, 2013)

Lubomir Visnovsky (no. 11) of the Islanders watches
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Lubomir Visnovsky (no. 11) of the Islanders watches his second-period shot get past Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (no. 72). (Oct. 5, 2013)

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John Tavares of the Islanders skates in the
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John Tavares of the Islanders skates in the first period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Captain John Tavares of the Islanders is introduced
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Captain John Tavares of the Islanders is introduced before the home opening game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Captain John Tavares of the Islanders is introduced
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Captain John Tavares of the Islanders is introduced before the home opening game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 5, 2013)

John Tavares of the Islanders waits to take
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John Tavares of the Islanders waits to take a face off against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Jack Johnson of the Columbus Blue Jackets plays
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Jack Johnson of the Columbus Blue Jackets plays the puck in the first period against Brock Nelson of the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 5, 2013)

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Jack Johnson of the Columbus Blue Jackets plays
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Jack Johnson of the Columbus Blue Jackets plays the puck in the first period against Brock Nelson of the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Captain John Tavares of the Islanders is introduced
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Captain John Tavares of the Islanders is introduced before the home opening game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 5, 2013)

John Tavares of the Islanders follows through on
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John Tavares of the Islanders follows through on a first period shot against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Islanders fans arrive for the home opener against
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Islanders fans arrive for the home opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Islanders fans get ready for the home opener
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Islanders fans get ready for the home opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 5, 2013)

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Islanders fans arrive for the home opener against
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Islanders fans arrive for the home opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Islanders fans get ready for the home opener
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Islanders fans get ready for the home opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Islanders fan Keith Lebine of Merrick gets fired
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Islanders fan Keith Lebine of Merrick gets fired up before the Isles' home opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 5, 2013)

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