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Mark Streit controls the puck as the Carolina (Credit: AP)

Mark Streit controls the puck as the Carolina Hurricanes' Jeff Skinner (53) falls to the ice during the first period of a game in Raleigh, N.C. (April 23, 2013)

Islanders vs. Hurricanes

The Islanders clinched their first playoff berth since 2007 despite falling to the Carolina Hurricanes in a 4-3 shootout Tuesday at PNC Arena.

Carolina Hurricanes' Riley Nash scores on Islanders goalie
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Carolina Hurricanes' Riley Nash scores on Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov during the shootout. (April 23, 2013)

Carolina Hurricanes goalie Dan Ellis, Chad LaRose and
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Carolina Hurricanes goalie Dan Ellis, Chad LaRose and Nicolas Blanchard congratulate Jeff Skinner following Skinners' game-winning goal in the shootout against the Islanders. (April 23, 2013)

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov watches Carolina Hurricanes' Riley
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Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov watches Carolina Hurricanes' Riley Nash celebrate his goal in the shootout. (April 23, 2013)

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The Carolina Hurricanes celebrate following a 4-3 win
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The Carolina Hurricanes celebrate following a 4-3 win in a shootout against the Islanders. (April 23, 2013)

Islanders' John Tavares (not pictured) scores on Carolina
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Islanders' John Tavares (not pictured) scores on Carolina Hurricanes goalie Dan Ellis as Hurricanes' Justin Faulk defends and Islanders' Kyle Okposo looks on during the third period. (April 23, 2013)

Islanders' Michael Grabner controls the puck as Carolina
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Islanders' Michael Grabner controls the puck as Carolina Hurricanes' Alexander Semin defends during the first period. (April 23, 2013)

Carolina Hurricanes' Alexander Semin, Jiri Tlusty of the
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Carolina Hurricanes' Alexander Semin, Jiri Tlusty of the Czech Republic, and Jordan Staal, right, celebrate Staal's goal against the Islanders during the first period. (April 23, 2013)

Evgeni Nabokov blocks a shot on goal by
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Evgeni Nabokov blocks a shot on goal by the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period of a game in Raleigh, N.C. (April 23, 2013)

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Mark Streit controls the puck as the Carolina
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Mark Streit controls the puck as the Carolina Hurricanes' Jeff Skinner (53) falls to the ice during the first period of a game in Raleigh, N.C. (April 23, 2013)

Evgeni Nabokov watches a goal by the Carolina
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Evgeni Nabokov watches a goal by the Carolina Hurricanes' Jordan Staal (11) during the first period of a game in Raleigh, N.C. (April 23, 2013)

Colin McDonald tries to take a shot against
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Colin McDonald tries to take a shot against Carolina Hurricanes goalie Dan Ellis, rear, as Jeff Skinner (53), Jamie McBain (4) and Marc-Andre Bergeron, left, defend during the first period of a game in Raleigh, N.C. (April 23, 2013)

Michael Grabner has his shot blocked by Carolina
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Michael Grabner has his shot blocked by Carolina Hurricanes goalie Dan Ellis (31) during the first period of a game in Raleigh, N.C. (April 23, 2013)

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