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Members of the Nordique Nation visiting the Nassau (Credit: Christopher Pasatieri)

Members of the Nordique Nation visiting the Nassau Coliseum for game tonight between the Atlanta Thrashers and New York Islanders. (Dec. 11, 2010)

Thrashers 5, Islanders 4

Not even Nordique Nation could spark the Islanders to a win, as Atlanta topped Rick DiPietro and Co. 5-4.

A Quebec-based group named Nordique Nation cheers inside
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A Quebec-based group named Nordique Nation cheers inside the Nassau Coliseum during the NHL hockey game between the Atlanta Thrashers and the New York Islanders. (Dec. 11, 2010)

New York Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald (47), left
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New York Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald (47), left wing Matt Martin, right wing Blake Comeau and center Rob Schremp (44) celebrate Martin's goal against the Atlanta Thrashers. (Dec. 11, 2010)

Rich Peverley of the Atlanta Thrashers commits a
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Rich Peverley of the Atlanta Thrashers commits a boarding penalty during the first period against Blake Comeau of the New York Islanders. (Dec. 11, 2010)

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Members of 'Nordiques Nation' cheer during the NHL
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Members of 'Nordiques Nation' cheer during the NHL game between the New York Islanders and the Atlanta Thrashers. (Dec. 11, 2010)

New York Islanders defenseman James Wisniewski (20) and
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New York Islanders defenseman James Wisniewski (20) and Atlanta Thrashers center Bryan Little (10) battle for the puck during the first period. (Dec. 11, 2010)

New York Islanders left wing Matt Moulson (26)
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New York Islanders left wing Matt Moulson (26) attempts to deflect a shot on goal past Atlanta Thrashers goaltender Chris Mason. (Dec. 11, 2010)

New York Islanders left wing Matt Moulson (26)
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New York Islanders left wing Matt Moulson (26) attempts to deflect a shot on goal past Atlanta Thrashers goaltender Chris Mason (50) during the first period at Nassau Coliseum. (Dec. 11, 2010)

New York Islanders left wing Matt Moulson (26)
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New York Islanders left wing Matt Moulson (26) attempts to deflect a shot on goal past Atlanta Thrashers goaltender Chris Mason (50) during the first period at Nassau Coliseum. (Dec. 11, 2010)

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Zenon Konopka of the New York Islanders
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Zenon Konopka of the New York Islanders wins a face off from Jim Slater of the Atlanta Thrashers. (Dec. 11, 2010)

Jim Slater of the Atlanta Thrashers warms up
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Jim Slater of the Atlanta Thrashers warms up before playing against the New York Islanders. (Dec. 11, 2010)

Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Zach Bogosian (4) checks New
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Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Zach Bogosian (4) checks New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen (51) off the puck during the first period at Nassau Coliseum. (Dec. 11, 2010)

New York Islanders right wing PA Parenteau (15)
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New York Islanders right wing PA Parenteau (15) attempts to clear the puck past Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Ron Hainsey (6) during the first period at Nassau Coliseum. (Dec. 11, 2010)

Matt Martin (2nd L) of the New York
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Matt Martin (2nd L) of the New York Islanders celebrates his first period goal against the Atlanta Thrashers with teammates Andrew MacDonald , Blake Comeau , and Rob Schremp. (Dec. 11, 2010)

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Islanders left wing Jon Sim, left, and Atlanta
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Islanders left wing Jon Sim, left, and Atlanta defenseman Tobias Enstrom fight for possession. (Dec. 11, 2010)

New York Islanders right wing Blake Comeau
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New York Islanders right wing Blake Comeau (57) takes a shot on goal as he is defended by Atlanta Thrashers center Nik Antropov (80) during the first period at Nassau Coliseum. (Dec. 11, 2010)

New York Islanders left wing Matt Moulson
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New York Islanders left wing Matt Moulson (26) attempts to deflect a shot on goal past Atlanta Thrashers goaltender Chris Mason (50) during the first period at Nassau Coliseum. (Dec. 11, 2010)

New York Islanders left wing Matt Moulson (26)
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New York Islanders left wing Matt Moulson (26) attempts to deflect a shot on goal past Atlanta Thrashers goaltender Chris Mason (50) during the first period at Nassau Coliseum. (Dec. 11, 2010)

A Quebec-based group named Nordique Nation rallies outside
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A Quebec-based group named Nordique Nation rallies outside Nassau Coliseum prior to attending the NHL hockey game between the Atlanta Thrashers and the New York Islanders. (Dec. 11, 2010)

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A Quebec-based group named Nordique Nation rallies outside
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A Quebec-based group named Nordique Nation rallies outside Nassau Coliseum prior to attending the NHL hockey game between the Atlanta Thrashers and the New York Islanders. (Dec. 11, 2010)

A Quebec-based group named Nordique Nation rallies outside
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A Quebec-based group named Nordique Nation rallies outside Nassau Coliseum prior to attending the NHL hockey game between the Atlanta Thrashers and the New York Islanders. (Dec. 11, 2010)

A Quebec-based group named Nordique Nation rallies outside
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A Quebec-based group named Nordique Nation rallies outside Nassau Coliseum prior to attending the NHL hockey game between the Atlanta Thrashers and the New York Islanders. (Dec. 11, 2010)

A Quebec-based group named Nordique Nation rallies outside
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A Quebec-based group named Nordique Nation rallies outside Nassau Coliseum prior to attending the NHL hockey game between the Atlanta Thrashers and the New York Islanders. (Dec. 11, 2010)

A Quebec-based group named Nordique Nation rallies outside
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A Quebec-based group named Nordique Nation rallies outside Nassau Coliseum prior to attending the NHL hockey game between the Atlanta Thrashers and the New York Islanders. (Dec. 11, 2010)

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A Quebec-based group named Nordique Nation rallies outside
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A Quebec-based group named Nordique Nation rallies outside Nassau Coliseum prior to attending the NHL hockey game between the Atlanta Thrashers and the New York Islanders. (Dec. 11, 2010)

A Quebec-based group named Nordique Nation rallies outside
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A Quebec-based group named Nordique Nation rallies outside Nassau Coliseum prior to attending the NHL hockey game between the Atlanta Thrashers and the New York Islanders. (Dec. 11, 2010)

Members of the Nordique Nation visiting the Nassau
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Members of the Nordique Nation visiting the Nassau Coliseum for game tonight between the Atlanta Thrashers and New York Islanders. (Dec. 11, 2010)

Members of the Nordique Nation visiting the Nassau
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Members of the Nordique Nation visiting the Nassau Coliseum for game tonight between the Atlanta Thrashers and New York Islanders. (Dec. 11, 2010)

Members of the Nordique Nation visiting the Nassau
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Members of the Nordique Nation visiting the Nassau Coliseum for game tonight between the Atlanta Thrashers and New York Islanders. (Dec. 11, 2010)

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Members of the Nordique Nation visiting the Nassau
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Members of the Nordique Nation visiting the Nassau Coliseum for game tonight between the Atlanta Thrashers and New York Islanders. (Dec. 11, 2010)

New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow addresses
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New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow addresses the media with regard to the presence of the Nordique Nation visiting the Nassau Coliseum. (Dec. 11, 2010)

New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow addresses
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New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow addresses the media with regard to the presence of the Nordique Nation visiting the Nassau Coliseum. (Dec. 11, 2010)

New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow addresses
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New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow addresses the media with regard to the presence of the Nordique Nation visiting the Nassau Coliseum. (Dec. 11, 2010)

New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow addresses
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New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow addresses the media with regard to the presence of the Nordique Nation visiting the Nassau Coliseum. (Dec. 11, 2010)

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New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow addresses
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New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow addresses the media with regard to the presence of the Nordique Nation visiting the Nassau Coliseum. (Dec. 11, 2010)

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