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UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 09: Nino Niederreiter #25 (Credit: Getty/Bruce Bennett)

UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 09: Nino Niederreiter #25 of the New York Islanders skates in warmups prior to his first NHL game against the Dallas Stars at the Nassau Coliseum on October 9, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Stars 5, Islanders 4 (SO)

The Islanders never gave up in a 5-4 shootout loss at the Nassau Coliseum to the Dallas Stars.

James Wisniewski #20 of the New York Islanders
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James Wisniewski #20 of the New York Islanders hits Jamie Benn #14 of the Dallas Stars at the Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 9, 2010)

James Neal #18 of the Dallas Stars hits
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James Neal #18 of the Dallas Stars hits Mark Eaton #4 of the New York Islanders. (Oct. 9, 2010)

New York Islanders' Matt Moulson (26), P.A. Parenteau
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New York Islanders' Matt Moulson (26), P.A. Parenteau (15) and teammates celebrate Doug Weight's goal during the second period. (Oct. 9, 2010)

Mike Ribeiro #63 of the Dallas Stars is
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Mike Ribeiro #63 of the Dallas Stars is checked by Josh Bailey #12 of the New York Islanders. (Oct. 9, 2010)

Trainer Garrett Timms walks John Tavares #91 of
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Trainer Garrett Timms walks John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders off the ice after his injury in the game against the Dallas Stars at the Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 9, 2010)

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New York Islanders' Matt Moulson (26) celebrates James
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New York Islanders' Matt Moulson (26) celebrates James Wisniewski (20) goal against Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) during the second period. (Oct. 9, 2010)

Dallas Stars' Jamie Benn (14) and Brenden Morrow
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Dallas Stars' Jamie Benn (14) and Brenden Morrow (10) celebrate Benn's goal against the New York Islanders. (Oct. 9, 2010)

Dallas Stars' Jamie Benn (14) shoots the puck
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Dallas Stars' Jamie Benn (14) shoots the puck past New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro to score a goal during the first period. (Oct. 9, 2010)

Stephane Robidas #3 of the Dallas Stars hist
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Stephane Robidas #3 of the Dallas Stars hist Matt Moulson #26 of the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 9, 2010)

Nino Niederreiter #25 (C) of the New York
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Nino Niederreiter #25 (C) of the New York Islanders lines up between Matt Moulson #26 (L) and Radek Martinek #24 (R) before playing in his first NHL game against the Dallas Stars. (Oct. 9, 2010)

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Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars looks
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Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars looks for the puck in his game against the New York Islanders. (Oct. 9, 2010)

Nino Niederreiter #25 of the New York Islanders
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Nino Niederreiter #25 of the New York Islanders skates in his first NHL game and bumps goaltender Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars. (Oct. 9, 2010)

Karlis Skrastins #37 of the Dallas Stars is
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Karlis Skrastins #37 of the Dallas Stars is hit by Blake Comeau #57 of the New York Islanders. (Oct. 9, 2010)

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan drops the
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New York Jets coach Rex Ryan drops the ceremonial puck between Brenden Morrow #10 of the Dallas Stars and Doug Weight #93 of the New York Islanders. (Oct. 9, 2010)

New York Islanders' goalie Rick DiPietro is greeted
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New York Islanders' goalie Rick DiPietro is greeted by fans as he walks to the ice for practice before NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars. (Oct. 9, 2010)

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UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 09: Nino Niederreiter #25
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UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 09: Nino Niederreiter #25 of the New York Islanders skates in warmups prior to his first NHL game against the Dallas Stars at the Nassau Coliseum on October 9, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

New York Islanders' Nino Niederreiter (25) skates past
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New York Islanders' Nino Niederreiter (25) skates past a sign wishing him good luck during the practice before the NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)