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FDNY and NYPD hockey team players hold the (Credit: David Pokress)

FDNY and NYPD hockey team players hold the American flag for the national anthem. (Oct. 8, 2011)

Panthers 2, Islanders 0

The Islanders were shut out in their season opener at Nassau Coliseum.

David Booth of the Panthers can't get past
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David Booth of the Panthers can't get past Andrew MacDonald of the Islanders to get the rebound past Islanders goalie Al Montoya in the second period. (Oct. 8, 2011)

Islanders goalie Al Montoya gets help from teammate
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Islanders goalie Al Montoya gets help from teammate Andrew MacDonald to clear the puck from in front of the goal and away from Panthers Jack Skille and Sean Bergenheim.in the second period. (Oct. 8, 2011)

Matt Martin of the Islanders flips over the
(Credit: David Pokress)

Matt Martin of the Islanders flips over the pads of Panthers goalie Jose Theodore in the third period. (Oct. 8, 2011)

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Josh Bailey of the Islanders loses the
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Josh Bailey of the Islanders loses the puck as he is checked by Tomas Kopecky of the Panthers in the third period. (Oct. 8, 2011)

Panthers goalie Jose Theodore keeps his eyes
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Panthers goalie Jose Theodore keeps his eyes on the puck as Matt Martin of the Islanders collides with him in the third period. (Oct. 8, 2011)

Mark Eaton of the Islanders and Jack Skille
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Mark Eaton of the Islanders and Jack Skille of the Panthers mix it up behind the Islanders goal in the second period. (Oct. 8, 2011)

John Tavares of the Islanders takes a shot
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John Tavares of the Islanders takes a shot on Panthers goalie Jose Theodore in the first period. (Oct. 8, 2011)

John Tavares skating with the puck in the
(Credit: David Pokress)

John Tavares skating with the puck in the first period. (Oct. 8, 2011)

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FDNY and NYPD hockey team players hold the
(Credit: David Pokress)

FDNY and NYPD hockey team players hold the American flag for the national anthem. (Oct. 8, 2011)

Islanders legend and Hockey Hall of Famer Mike
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Islanders legend and Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Bossy shakes hands with Stephen Weiss of the Panthers during the ceremonial puck drop before the game. (Oct. 8, 2011)

Blake Comeau brings the puck up the ice
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Blake Comeau brings the puck up the ice in the first period. (Oct. 8, 2011)

Brian Rolston of the Islanders sends Erik Gudbranson
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Brian Rolston of the Islanders sends Erik Gudbranson against the boards in the first period. (Oct. 8, 2011)

Tomas Fleischmann of the Panthers jumps out of
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Tomas Fleischmann of the Panthers jumps out of the way of Islanders goalie Al Montoya in the firt period. (Oct. 8, 2011)

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