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Colin McDonald of the Islanders (right) gets tripped (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Colin McDonald of the Islanders (right) gets tripped up with Tuomo Ruutu of the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period. (Oct. 19, 2013)

Islanders vs. Hurricanes

The Islanders lost to the Carolina Hurricanes, 3-2, Saturday at Nassau Coliseum.

John Tavares of the Islanders tries to skate
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John Tavares of the Islanders tries to skate past Nathan Gerbe #of the Carolina Hurricanes during the third period at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 19, 2013)

Riley Nash of the Carolina Hurricanes defends against
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Riley Nash of the Carolina Hurricanes defends against Josh Bailey of the Islanders during the third period at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 19, 2013)

Thomas Hickey of the Islanders (no. 14) plays
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Thomas Hickey of the Islanders (no. 14) plays the puck against Patrick Dwyer of the Carolina Hurricanes. (Oct. 19, 2013)

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Islanders goaltender Evgeni Nabokov (no. 20) takes a
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Islanders goaltender Evgeni Nabokov (no. 20) takes a hit from teammate Matt Carkner (no. 7) during the second period break against the Carolina Hurricanes. (Oct. 19, 2013)

Jiri Tlusty of the Carolina Hurricanes (no. 19)
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Jiri Tlusty of the Carolina Hurricanes (no. 19) celebrates his second-period goal against the New York Islanders with teammate Eric Staal. (Oct. 19, 2013)

Matt Moulson of the Islanders (no. 26) moves
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Matt Moulson of the Islanders (no. 26) moves in to pick up a second-period rebound for a goal against the Carolina Hurricanes. (Oct. 19, 2013)

Jordan Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes (no. 11)
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Jordan Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes (no. 11) celebrates his second-period goal against the Islanders. (Oct. 19, 2013)

Travis Hamonic of the Islanders (no. 3) shoots
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Travis Hamonic of the Islanders (no. 3) shoots the puck past Justin Faulk of the Carolina Hurricanes (no. 27) during the third period. (Oct. 19, 2013)

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Jordan Staal (no. 11) and Nathan Gerbe (no.
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Jordan Staal (no. 11) and Nathan Gerbe (no. 14) of the Carolina Hurricanes defend a break-in attempt from Brian Strait of the Islanders during the third period. (Oct. 19, 2013)

Jeff Skinner of the Carolina Hurricanes (no. 53)
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Jeff Skinner of the Carolina Hurricanes (no. 53) scores a second-period goal against Islanders goaltender Evgeni Nabokov (no. 20). (Oct. 19, 2013)

West Islip native Mike Komisarek of the Carolina
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West Islip native Mike Komisarek of the Carolina Hurricanes shoots the puck during the second period against the Islanders. (Oct. 19, 2013)

West Islip native Mike Komisarek of the Carolina
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West Islip native Mike Komisarek of the Carolina Hurricanes ( defends against Casey Cizikas of the Islanders during the second period on Oct. 19, 2013.

Josh Bailey of the Islanders (no. 12) controls
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Josh Bailey of the Islanders (no. 12) controls the puck during the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes. (Oct. 19, 2013)

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Matt Martin of the Islanders (no. 17) plays
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Matt Martin of the Islanders (no. 17) plays the puck during the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes. (Oct. 19, 2013)

Colin McDonald of the Islanders (right) gets tripped
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Colin McDonald of the Islanders (right) gets tripped up with Tuomo Ruutu of the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period. (Oct. 19, 2013)

Pierre-Marc Bouchard of the Islanders (no. 96) plays
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Pierre-Marc Bouchard of the Islanders (no. 96) plays the puck against the Carolina Hurricanes. (Oct. 19, 2013)

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