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Kevin Poulin (60) makes a save in the (Credit: AP)

Kevin Poulin (60) makes a save in the first period of a game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Nassau Coliseum. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Hurricanes 4, Islanders 2

The Islanders fell to the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-2, at Nassau Coliseum on Sunday.

John Tavares slumps over after the Hurricanes scored
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John Tavares slumps over after the Hurricanes scored an empty-net goal to seal their victory. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Kyle Okposo handles the puck behind the Carolina
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Kyle Okposo handles the puck behind the Carolina goal as he is checked by the Hurricanes' Jay Harrison. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Justin Faulk of the Hurricanes stick checks Keith
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Justin Faulk of the Hurricanes stick checks Keith Aucoin behind the Carolina net in the third period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Feb. 24, 2013)

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Keith Aucoin is trapped under Jay Harrison of
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Keith Aucoin is trapped under Jay Harrison of the Hurricanes in the third period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Kyle Okposo handles the puck behind the Carolina
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Kyle Okposo handles the puck behind the Carolina goal as he is checked by the Hurricanes' Jay Harrison. (Feb. 24, 2013)

John Tavares breaks his stick as he takes
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John Tavares breaks his stick as he takes a slap shot in the third period of a game against the Carolina Hurricanes. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Matt Moulson and Islanders' fans celebrate his first-period
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Matt Moulson and Islanders' fans celebrate his first-period goal during a game against the Hurricanes. (Feb. 24, 2013)

John Tavares follows through after firing a shot
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John Tavares follows through after firing a shot on goal and scores in the first period. of a game against the Hurricanes. (Feb. 24, 2013)

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Linesman Tony Sericolo leaps up on the boards
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Linesman Tony Sericolo leaps up on the boards to avoid Colin McDonald and the Hurricanes' Joe Crvo during a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Feb. 24, 2013)

John Tavares shoots a wrist shot on goal
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John Tavares shoots a wrist shot on goal and scores in the first period of a game against the Hurricanes. (Feb. 24, 2013)

John Tavares charges in on Hurricanes goalie Cam
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John Tavares charges in on Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward as he is checked by Joe Corvo in the first period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Feb. 24, 2013)

John Tavares, center, celebrates with teammates Mark Streit,
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John Tavares, center, celebrates with teammates Mark Streit, left, and Brad Boyes after scoring a first-period goal during a game against the Hurricanes. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Casey Cizikas backs into Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward.
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Casey Cizikas backs into Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward. (Feb. 24, 2013)

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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward covers the puck as
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward covers the puck as Kyle Okposo charges in for a rebound. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Thomas Hickey (14) and goalie Kevin Poulin (60)
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Thomas Hickey (14) and goalie Kevin Poulin (60) defend the crease as Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti (24) and teammates surround them in the first period a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Kevin Poulin (60) makes a save in the
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Kevin Poulin (60) makes a save in the first period of a game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Nassau Coliseum. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Thomas Hickey (14) checks Carolina Hurricanes left wing
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Thomas Hickey (14) checks Carolina Hurricanes left wing Drayson Bowman (21) against the boards in the first period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Travis Hamonic (3) pressures Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan
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Travis Hamonic (3) pressures Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) in the first period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (Feb. 24, 2013)

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