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New York Islanders' Matt Martin, right, checks Vancouver (Credit: AP )

New York Islanders' Matt Martin, right, checks Vancouver Canucks' Keith Ballard during the first period. (Nov. 13, 2011)

Vancouver 4, Islanders 1

The Islanders were outshot 27-12 and badly outplayed for much of the first 40 minutes but still went into the third period trailing by only a goal.

New York Islanders' Matt Martin, right, checks Vancouver
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New York Islanders' Matt Martin, right, checks Vancouver Canucks' Keith Ballard. (Nov. 13, 2011)

New York Islanders' Evgeni Nabokov, right, of Kazakhstan,
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New York Islanders' Evgeni Nabokov, right, of Kazakhstan, sprawls across the crease as Henrik Sedin, left, of Sweden, fails to get his stick on the puck while Andrew MacDonald defends. (Nov. 13, 2011)

Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrates
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Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrates with Kevin Bieksa #3 after scoring against the New York Islanders. (Nov. 13, 2011)

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Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo's mask nearly comes
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Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo's mask nearly comes off after being hit by New York Islanders' Frans Nielsen, right, of Denmark, as Keith Ballard (4) looks on. (Nov. 13, 2011)

Vancouver Canucks' Cody Hodgson, center, is stopped by
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Vancouver Canucks' Cody Hodgson, center, is stopped by New York Islanders' Evgeni Nabokov, right, of Kazakhstan, as Kyle Okposo defends. (Nov. 13, 2011)

New York Islanders' Evgeni Nabokov, of Kazakhstan, allows
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New York Islanders' Evgeni Nabokov, of Kazakhstan, allows a goal by Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin, of Sweden, not pictured, during the second period. (Nov. 13, 2011)

Goalie Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York
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Goalie Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders watches the puck dribble across the crease after making a glove save. (Nov. 13, 2011)

Alexandre Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks tries
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Alexandre Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks tries to put a backhand shot past goalie Evgeni Nabokov #20. (Nov. 13, 2011)

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Maxim Lapierre #40 of the Vancouver Canucks picks
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Maxim Lapierre #40 of the Vancouver Canucks picks up the loose puck from the corner while being checked by Mike Mottau #10 of the New York Islanders. (Nov. 13, 2011)

Goalie Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York
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Goalie Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders reaches back to make a glove save as Josh Bailey #12, Mark Eaton #4 and Steve Staios #24 of the New York Islanders and Alexander Edler #23 and Ryan Kesler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks look on. (Nov. 13, 2011)

Alexandre Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks and
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Alexandre Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks and Josh Bailey #12 of the New York Islanders go into the corner for the loose puck. (Nov. 13, 2011)

New York Islanders' Matt Martin, right, checks Vancouver
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New York Islanders' Matt Martin, right, checks Vancouver Canucks' Keith Ballard during the first period. (Nov. 13, 2011)

Goalie Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks
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Goalie Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks makes a pad save against the New York Islanders as Keith Ballard #4 looks on during the first period. (Nov. 13, 2011)

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John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders
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John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders carries the puck into the offensive zone as Daniel Sedin #22 of the Vancouver Canucks gives chase during the first period. (Nov. 13, 2011)

Goalie Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York
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Goalie Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders watches the puck fly past the front of the net during the first period. (Nov. 13, 2011)

Maxim Lapierre #40 of the Vancouver Canucks tries
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Maxim Lapierre #40 of the Vancouver Canucks tries to jam the puck past goalie Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders during the first period. (Nov. 13, 2011)

Aaron Rome #29 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrates
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Aaron Rome #29 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrates with teammates Keith Ballard #4 and David Booth #7 after scoring against the New York Islanders during the first period. (Nov. 13, 2011)

Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Kesler, center, is stopped by
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Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Kesler, center, is stopped by New York Islanders' Evgeni Nabokov, right, of Kazakhstan, as Andrew MacDonald, left, looks on during the first period. (Nov. 13, 2011)

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