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Anders Nilsson looks toward the scoreboard after giving (Credit: AP)

Anders Nilsson looks toward the scoreboard after giving up a goal to the St. Louis Blues' David Backes during the second period. (Dec. 5, 2013)

Islanders vs. Blues

The Islanders take on the St. Louis Blue on Thursday on the road at the Scottrade Center.

Anders Nilsson looks toward the scoreboard after giving
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Anders Nilsson looks toward the scoreboard after giving up a goal to the St. Louis Blues' David Backes during the second period. (Dec. 5, 2013)

The St. Louis Blues' Magnus Paajarvi is congratulated
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The St. Louis Blues' Magnus Paajarvi is congratulated by teammate Maxim Lapierre (40) after scoring past Islanders goalie Anders Nilsson (45). (Dec. 5, 2013)

The St. Louis Blues' Ian Cole, bottom, passes
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The St. Louis Blues' Ian Cole, bottom, passes the puck as he is knocked down by Colin McDonald during the third period. (Dec. 5, 2013)

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A puck bounces out of the net after
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A puck bounces out of the net after St. Louis Blues' Brenden Morrow (10) scored past Anders Nilsson and John Tavares (91) during the third period. (Dec. 5, 2013)

St. Louis Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak rejects a
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St. Louis Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak rejects a shot by Pierre-Marc Bouchard, left, during the third period. (Dec. 5, 2013)

The St. Louis Blues' David Backes, rear, tumbles
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The St. Louis Blues' David Backes, rear, tumbles into the boards over John Tavares, front, during the first period. (Dec. 5, 2013)

The St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo, right, and
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The St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo, right, and Thomas Vanek chase after a loose puck as Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak, left, watches during the first period. (Dec. 5, 2013)

The St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz, left, watches
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The St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz, left, watches as a shot by teammate Jay Bouwmeester slips past Anders Nilsson, center, and Travis Hamonic, right, for a goal during the first period. (Dec. 5, 2013)

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Thomas Vanek, right, and St. Louis Blues goalie
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Thomas Vanek, right, and St. Louis Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak keep their eyes on a loose puck during the first period. (Dec. 5, 2013)

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