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Edmonton Oilers' Gilbert Brule (67) puts the puck (Credit: AP)

Edmonton Oilers' Gilbert Brule (67) puts the puck past the New York Islanders goalie Nathan Lawson during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jan. 6, 2011)

Oilers 2, Islanders 1

Nathan Lawson's slow start doomed the Islanders, as Edmonton's two early goals were enough for the win,

Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin keeps his eye on
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Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin keeps his eye on the puck as the Oilers' Sam Gagner (89) battles with an Islanders player during the third period of a game in Edmonton. (Jan. 6, 2011)

Edmonton's Taylor Hall (4) and Islanders goalie Kevin
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Edmonton's Taylor Hall (4) and Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin battle for the puck during the second period of a game at Rexall Place in Edmonton. (Jan. 6, 2011)

Linesman David Brisebois reacts as Oilers and Islanders
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Linesman David Brisebois reacts as Oilers and Islanders land on his leg during a scrum in the third period in Edmonton. (Jan. 6, 2011)

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New York Islanders' Blake Comeau celebrates with teammate
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New York Islanders' Blake Comeau celebrates with teammate Josh Bailey after scoring against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jan. 6, 2011)

Edmonton Oilers' goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) watches as
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Edmonton Oilers' goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) watches as New York Islanders' Blake Comeau (57) breaks in on net during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jan. 6, 2011)

Edmonton Oilers' Colin Fraser (16) falls as New
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Edmonton Oilers' Colin Fraser (16) falls as New York Islanders' Matt Martin (17) takes him down during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jan. 6, 2011)

Edmonton Oilers' Gilbert Brule celebrates the first goal
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Edmonton Oilers' Gilbert Brule celebrates the first goal against the New York Islanders as Islanders' Matt Moulson (26) and John Tavares (91) react during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jan. 6, 2011)

Edmonton Oilers' Gilbert Brule (67) puts the puck
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Edmonton Oilers' Gilbert Brule (67) puts the puck past the New York Islanders goalie Nathan Lawson during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jan. 6, 2011)

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