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Kyle Okposo of the Islanders battles to get (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Kyle Okposo of the Islanders battles to get to a loose puck in the first period against Jarred Tinordi and David Desharnais of the Montreal Canadiens. (March 21, 2013)

Islanders vs. Canadiens

The Islanders fell to the Canadiens, 5-2, at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday at the Bell Centre.

John Tavares of the Islanders skates to the
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John Tavares of the Islanders skates to the bench with his teammates after surrendering a third period goal against the Montreal Canadiens. (March 21, 2013)

John Tavares of the Islanders skates to the
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John Tavares of the Islanders skates to the bench with his teammates after surrendering a third period goal against the Montreal Canadiens. (March 21, 2013)

John Tavares of the Islanders skates to the
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John Tavares of the Islanders skates to the bench with his teammates after surrendering a third period goal against the Montreal Canadiens. (March 21, 2013)

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Casey Cizikas of the Islanders is upended in
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Casey Cizikas of the Islanders is upended in the third period by a check from P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens. (March 21, 2013)

Casey Cizikas of the Islanders is upended in
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Casey Cizikas of the Islanders is upended in the third period by a check from P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens. (March 21, 2013)

Casey Cizikas of the Islanders is upended in
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Casey Cizikas of the Islanders is upended in the third period by a check from P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens. (March 21, 2013)

Kevin Poulin of the Islanders surrenders a second
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Kevin Poulin of the Islanders surrenders a second period goal by P.K. Subban, not pictured, of the Montreal Canadiens. (March 21, 2013)

Casey Cizikas of the Islanders is upended in
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Casey Cizikas of the Islanders is upended in the third period by a check from P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens. (March 21, 2013)

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Andrew MacDonald of the Islanders clears the puck
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Andrew MacDonald of the Islanders clears the puck from David Desharnais of the Montreal Canadiens during the second period. (March 21, 2013)

Kevin Poulin of the Islanders clears the puck
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Kevin Poulin of the Islanders clears the puck from the crease as Tomas Plekanec of the Montreal Canadiens looks on at Nassau Coliseum. (March 21, 2013)

Lubomir Visnovsky scores a second-period goal past the
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Lubomir Visnovsky scores a second-period goal past the Montreal Canadiens' Josh Gorges and Carey Price at Nassau Coliseum. (March 21, 2013)

The Montreal Canadiens' Josh Gorges plays the puck
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The Montreal Canadiens' Josh Gorges plays the puck against Marty Reasoner at Nassau Coliseum. (March 21, 2013)

Lubomir Visnovsky scores a second-period goal past the
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Lubomir Visnovsky scores a second-period goal past the Montreal Canadiens' Josh Gorges #26 and Carey Price #31 at Nassau Coliseum. (March 21, 2013)

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Andrew MacDonald of the Islanders clears the puck
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Andrew MacDonald of the Islanders clears the puck from David Desharnais of the Montreal Canadiens during the second period. (March 21, 2013)

Kevin Poulin of the Islanders clears the puck
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Kevin Poulin of the Islanders clears the puck from the crease as Tomas Plekanec of the Montreal Canadiens looks on at Nassau Coliseum. (March 21, 2013)

Andrew MacDonald of the Islanders clears the puck
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Andrew MacDonald of the Islanders clears the puck from David Desharnais of the Montreal Canadiens during the second period. (March 21, 2013)

Lubomir Visnovsky of the Islanders celebrates his second-period
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Lubomir Visnovsky of the Islanders celebrates his second-period goal against the Montreal Canadiens with his teammates. (March 21, 2013)

Lubomir Visnovsky of the Islanders celebrates his second-period
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Lubomir Visnovsky of the Islanders celebrates his second-period goal against the Montreal Canadiens. (March 21, 2013)

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Frans Nielsen of the Islanders defends against Josh
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Frans Nielsen of the Islanders defends against Josh Gorges of the Montreal Canadiens. (March 21, 2013)

Josh Gorges of the Montreal Canadiens plays the
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Josh Gorges of the Montreal Canadiens plays the puck against Marty Reasoner of the Islanders. (March 21, 2013)

Kevin Poulin of the Islanders makes a save
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Kevin Poulin of the Islanders makes a save in the first period against the Montreal Canadiens. (March 21, 2013)

Kyle Okposo of the Islanders battles to get
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Kyle Okposo of the Islanders battles to get to a loose puck in the first period against Jarred Tinordi and David Desharnais of the Montreal Canadiens. (March 21, 2013)

John Tavares of the Islanders, right, celebrates his
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

John Tavares of the Islanders, right, celebrates his first-period goal against the Montreal Canadiens with teammate Brad Boyes. (March 21, 2013)

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John Tavares of the Islanders celebrates his first-period
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John Tavares of the Islanders celebrates his first-period goal against the Montreal Canadiens with teammate Brad Boyes. (March 21, 2013)

Casey Cizikas of the Islanders is checked in
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Casey Cizikas of the Islanders is checked in the first period by Josh Gorges of the Montreal Canadiens. (March 21, 2013)

John Tavares of the Islanders, right, celebrates his
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

John Tavares of the Islanders, right, celebrates his first-period goal against the Montreal Canadiens with teammate Brad Boyes. (March 21, 2013)

Casey Cizikas of the Islanders is checked in
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Casey Cizikas of the Islanders is checked in the first period by Josh Gorges of the Montreal Canadiens. (March 21, 2013)

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