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P.A. Parenteau #15 of the New York Islanders (Credit: Getty Images)

P.A. Parenteau #15 of the New York Islanders hits Patric Hornqvist #27 of the Nashville Predators. (Jan. 16, 2012)

Predators 3, Islanders 1

Kevin Poulin allowed two goals on Nashville's first two shots in the first 5:34, and gave up another a little more than halfway through the first period. Neither he nor the Islanders ever recovered in a 3-1 loss.

Brian McGrattan #23 and the Nashville Predators head
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Brian McGrattan #23 and the Nashville Predators head out for warmups prior to the game against the New York Islanders. (Jan. 16, 2012)

Sergei Kostitsyn #74 of the Nashville Predators pins
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Sergei Kostitsyn #74 of the Nashville Predators pins John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders against the boards. (Jan. 16, 2012)

New York Islanders' assistant captain Brian Rolston, right,
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New York Islanders' assistant captain Brian Rolston, right, takes the Nashville Predators' Jack Hillen to the ice in the second period. (Jan. 16, 2012)

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Nashville Predators' Matt Halischuk, center, celebrates with teammates
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Nashville Predators' Matt Halischuk, center, celebrates with teammates Sergei Kostitsyn, right, and Chris Mueller after scoring his team's second goal against the New York Islanders in the first period. (Jan. 16, 2012)

John Tavares misses the net with a shot
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John Tavares misses the net with a shot against Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators. (Jan. 16, 2012)

Kevin Klein #8 of the Nashville Predators hits
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Kevin Klein #8 of the Nashville Predators hits John Tavares. (Jan. 16, 2012)

Nashville Predators' Matt Halischuk, center, scores his team's
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Nashville Predators' Matt Halischuk, center, scores his team's second goal on the New York Islanders' goalie Kevin Poulin, left, while being defended by Islanders' Mark Eaton (24) in the first period. (Jan. 16, 2012)

Nashville Predators' David Legwand, center, scores his team's
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Nashville Predators' David Legwand, center, scores his team's third goal on New York Islanders' goalie Kevin Poulin, left, while being defended by Islanders' defenseman Travis Hamonic, right, in the first period. (Jan. 16, 2012)

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John Tavares checks for blood and loose teeth
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John Tavares checks for blood and loose teeth after he was high-sticked in the mouth by Mike Fisher of the Predators in the second periodat the Nassau Coliseum. (Jan. 16, 2012)

Travis Hamonic steps into Sergei Kostitsyn #74 of
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Travis Hamonic steps into Sergei Kostitsyn #74 of the Nashville Predators. (Jan. 16, 2012)

New York Islanders' Milan Jurcina, left, of Slovakia,
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New York Islanders' Milan Jurcina, left, of Slovakia, is checked into the boards by Nashville Predators' Patric Hornqvist, of Sweden. (Jan. 16, 2012)

Islanders' goalie Kevin Poulin reaches for his stick
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Islanders' goalie Kevin Poulin reaches for his stick after giving up the third goal of the first period to the Nashville Predators. (Jan. 16, 2012)

P.A. Parenteau #15 of the New York Islanders
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P.A. Parenteau #15 of the New York Islanders hits Patric Hornqvist #27 of the Nashville Predators. (Jan. 16, 2012)

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David Legwand #11 of the Nashville Predators scores
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David Legwand #11 of the Nashville Predators scores at the 11:37 mark of the first period against Kevin Poulin. (Jan. 16, 2012)

Kevin Poulin wraps the puck around the boards.
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Kevin Poulin wraps the puck around the boards. (Jan. 16, 2012)

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