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Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders scores (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders scores in the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Dec. 23, 2011)

Maple Leafs 5, Islanders 3

An empty-netter by Maple Leafs' Joffrey Lupul with nine seconds remaining, sealed the Islanders fate and Toronto's 5-3 win.

Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders scores
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders scores in the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Dec. 23, 2011)

Micheal Haley of the New York Islanders mixes
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Micheal Haley of the New York Islanders mixes it up with Keith Aulie of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first period. (Dec. 23, 2011)

Tim Wallace of the New York Islanders moves
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Tim Wallace of the New York Islanders moves the puck along the boards against the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Dec. 23, 2011)

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Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders and
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Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders and Joffrey Lupul of the Toronto Maple Leafs fight for possession. (Dec. 23, 2011)

John Tavares of the New York Islanders controls
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John Tavares of the New York Islanders controls the puck ahead of Carl Gunnarsson of the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Dec. 23, 2011)

Evgeni Nabokov of the New York Islanders can't
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Evgeni Nabokov of the New York Islanders can't stop the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first period. (Dec. 23, 2011)

Mark Streit of the New York Islanders controls
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Mark Streit of the New York Islanders controls the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Dec. 23, 2011)

Evgeni Nabokov of the New York Islanders is
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Evgeni Nabokov of the New York Islanders is seen during the second period against the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Dec. 23, 2011)

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Travis Harmonic of the New York Islanders defends
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Travis Harmonic of the New York Islanders defends against David Steckel of theToronto Maple Leafs in the second period. (Dec. 23, 2011)

Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders scored
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders scored in the second period against the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Dec. 23, 2011)

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