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Islanders center Josh Bailey celebrates his goal past

Islanders center Josh Bailey celebrates his goal past Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov in the first period. (March 1, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

As the losses pile up and the playoffs get further away, there is less and less to pick apart in the Islanders' game. How they lost, whether it's coughing up a game late as they did in Washington on Tuesday or getting steamrollered, as they did in a 6-3 loss to the Flyers here last night, matters little.

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov watches the replay as
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Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov watches the replay as Philadelphia Flyers' Nicklas Grossman (8), Andrej Meszaros (41), Jaromir Jagr (68) and Claude Giroux (28) surround left winger Scott Hartnell (19) after Hartnell's goal in the third period. (March 1, 2012)

Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov keeps his eye
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Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov keeps his eye on a deflected puck in front of Islanders' center Frans Nielsen. (March 1, 2012)

Philadelphia Flyers center Maxime Talbot tries to keep
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Philadelphia Flyers center Maxime Talbot tries to keep the puck from Islanders defenseman Mark Streit (2) and left winger Jay Pandolfo (29). (March 1, 2012)

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen skates past Islanders
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Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen skates past Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov. (March 1, 2012)

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen, left, celebrates with
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Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen, left, celebrates with right winger Jaromir Jagr, right, after jagr's goal in the second period. (March 1, 2012)

Philadelphia Flyers' Zac Rinaldo (36) and Maxime Talbot
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Philadelphia Flyers' Zac Rinaldo (36) and Maxime Talbot (27) hit Islanders defenseman Steve Staios. (March 1, 2012)

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros reacts after his
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Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros reacts after his goal in the first period. (March 1, 2012)

Islanders center Josh Bailey celebrates his goal past
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Islanders center Josh Bailey celebrates his goal past Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov in the first period. (March 1, 2012)

Philadelphia Flyers right winger Matt Read (24) scores
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Philadelphia Flyers right winger Matt Read (24) scores past Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov. (March 1, 2012)

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