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John Tavares of the Islanders plays the puck (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

John Tavares of the Islanders plays the puck in the first period against Zbynek Michalek of the Phoenix Coyotes at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 8, 2013)

Islanders vs. Coyotes

The Islanders defeated the Phoenix Coyotes, 6-1, Tuesday night at Nassau Coliseum.

Josh Bailey of the Islanders scores a third-period
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Josh Bailey of the Islanders scores a third-period goal past Thomas Greiss of the Phoenix Coyotes after a pass from teammate Frans Nielsen at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 8, 2013)

Evgeni Nabokov of the Islanders defends his net
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Evgeni Nabokov of the Islanders defends his net in the second period against Mikkel Boedker of the Phoenix Coyotes at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 8, 2013)

Evgeni Nabokov of the Islanders makes a third-period
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Evgeni Nabokov of the Islanders makes a third-period save against the Phoenix Coyotes at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 8, 2013)

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Peter Regin and Thomas Hickey of the Islanders
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Peter Regin and Thomas Hickey of the Islanders defend against Lauri Korpikoski of the Phoenix Coyotes during the second period at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 8, 2013)

Evgeni Nabokov and Brian Strait of the Islanders
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Evgeni Nabokov and Brian Strait of the Islanders defend a second-period break in against Lucas Lessio of the Phoenix Coyotes at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 8, 2013)

Matt Donovan of the Islanders celebrates his second-period
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Matt Donovan of the Islanders celebrates his second-period goal against the Phoenix Coyotes with his teammates at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 8, 2013)

Peter Regin of the Islanders defends against Lauri
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Peter Regin of the Islanders defends against Lauri Korpikoski of the Phoenix Coyotes during the second period at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 8, 2013)

Matt Donovan of the Islanders firs the puck
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Matt Donovan of the Islanders firs the puck past Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes for a second period goal, his first in the NHL, at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 8, 2013)

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Kyle Okposo of the Islanders defends against Keith
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Kyle Okposo of the Islanders defends against Keith Yandle of the Phoenix Coyotes at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 8, 2013)

Matt Martin of the Islanders skates to the
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Matt Martin of the Islanders skates to the net in the first period against Rob Klinkhammer of the Phoenix Coyotes at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 8, 2013)

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 Phoenix Coyotes with teammate Kyle Okposo and Lubomir Visnovsky at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 8, 2013)

John Tavares of the Islanders plays the puck
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

John Tavares of the Islanders plays the puck in the first period against Zbynek Michalek of the Phoenix Coyotes at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 8, 2013)

Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes surrenders a
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Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes surrenders a first period goal against John Tavares of the Islanders (not pictured) as Matt Moulson watches the play at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 8, 2013)

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