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The Vancouver Canucks' Daniel Sedin (22) celebrates with teammates Chris Tanev (8), Jannik Hansen (36) and Mike Santorelli (25) after scoring a goal during the first period of a game against the Islanders. (Oct. 22, 2013)

Islanders vs. Canucks

In John Tortorella's return to New York, the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Islanders, 5-4, in overtime Tuesday at Nassau Coliseum.

Evgeni Nabokov makes a second-period save in a
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Evgeni Nabokov makes a second-period save in a game against the Vancouver Canucks at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 22, 2013)

Evgeni Nabokov defends his net in the second
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Evgeni Nabokov defends his net in the second period as the Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Kesler takes a shot during a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 22, 2013)

Casey Cizikas is tripped up in the first
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Casey Cizikas is tripped up in the first period by the Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin during a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 22, 2013)

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Brock Nelson takes a glove to the face
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Brock Nelson takes a glove to the face from the Vancouver Canucks' Kevin Bieksa during a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 22, 2013)

Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella looks on
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Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella looks on during the second period of a game against the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 22, 2013)

Smithtown native Chris Higgins #20 of the Vancouver
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Smithtown native Chris Higgins #20 of the Vancouver Canucks skates in the second period of a game against the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 22, 2013)

Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella looks on
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Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella looks on during the second period of a game against the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 22, 2013)

Smithtown native Chris Higgins of the Vancouver Canucks
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Smithtown native Chris Higgins of the Vancouver Canucks skates in the first period of a game against the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 22,2013)

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Brock Nelson celebrates his first-period goal during a
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Brock Nelson celebrates his first-period goal during a game against the Vancouver Canucks at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 22, 2013)

Brock Nelson scores a his first NHL goal
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Brock Nelson scores a his first NHL goal past against the Vancouver Canucks' Roberto Luongo in the first period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 22, 2013)

Kyle Okposo battles for the puck with the
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Kyle Okposo battles for the puck with the Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Stanton in the first period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 22, 2013)

Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo makes a first-period
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Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo makes a first-period glove save during a game against the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 22, 2013)

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