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Islanders center Frans Nielsen defends the puck from Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas during the first period. (March 14, 2013)

Islanders vs. Lightning

The Islanders defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, 2-0, Thursday in Tampa.

Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas checks Islanders center Frans
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Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas checks Islanders center Frans Nielsen during the third period. (March 14, 2013)

Islanders center Brad Boyes (24) celebrates his empty-net
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Islanders center Brad Boyes (24) celebrates his empty-net goal with left wing Matt Martin (17) and center John Tavares (91) during the third period. (March 14, 2013)

Lightning right wing Teddy Purcell shoots in front
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Lightning right wing Teddy Purcell shoots in front of Islanders defenseman Radek Martinek during the second period. (March 14, 2013)

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Islanders center Frans Nielsen defends the puck from
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Islanders center Frans Nielsen defends the puck from Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas during the first period. (March 14, 2013)

Lightning right wing Adam Hall defends against a
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Lightning right wing Adam Hall defends against a shot by Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky during the first period. (March 14, 2013)

Islanders defenseman Mark Streit battles for the puck
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Islanders defenseman Mark Streit battles for the puck against Lightning center Tyler Johnson during the first period. (March 14, 2013)

Islanders left wing David Ullstrom (41), shoots between
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Islanders left wing David Ullstrom (41), shoots between Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas (75) and right wing Teddy Purcell (16) during the first period. (March 14, 2013)

Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey shoots against Lightning center
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Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey shoots against Lightning center Alex Killorn during the first period. (March 14, 2013)

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Lightning defenseman Keith Aulie protects the puck from
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Lightning defenseman Keith Aulie protects the puck from Islanders center Casey Cizikas during the first period. (March 14, 2013)

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