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Bryan Allen of the Hurricanes holds Matt Martin

Bryan Allen of the Hurricanes holds Matt Martin of the Islanders in the second period and got a holding penalty. (Jan. 21, 2012) Photo Credit: David Pokress

John Tavares scored his second goal of the game 3:58 into overtime, and the Islanders beat Carolina 2-1 for their third straight win.

Anthony Stewart of the Hurricanes pokes the puck
Photo Credit: David Pokress

Anthony Stewart of the Hurricanes pokes the puck off of Tim Wallace's stick in the first period. (Jan. 21, 2012)

Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward stops PA Parenteau of
Photo Credit: David Pokress

Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward stops PA Parenteau of the Islanders from in front of the net in the first period. (Jan. 21, 2012)

Travis Hamonic of the Islanders trips Eric Staal
Photo Credit: David Pokress

Travis Hamonic of the Islanders trips Eric Staal of the Huricanes in the first period and got to sit in the sin bin for two minutes. (Jan. 21, 2012)

JOHN TAVARES Islanders, Center
Photo Credit: David Pokress

JOHN TAVARES
Islanders, Center

The Islanders mob teammate John Tavares after he
Photo Credit: David Pokress

The Islanders mob teammate John Tavares after he scored the game winning goal in overtime. Islanders win 2-1. (Jan. 21, 2012)

John Tavares and Islanders fans celebrate his game
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John Tavares and Islanders fans celebrate his game winning goal in overtime. (Jan. 21, 2012)

John Tavares of the Islanders scores the game
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John Tavares of the Islanders scores the game winning goal in overtime beating Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward. (Jan. 21, 2012)

John Tavares of the Islanders and Eric Staal
Photo Credit: David Pokress

John Tavares of the Islanders and Eric Staal of the Hurricanes grind for the puck. (Jan. 21, 2012)

John Tavares of the Islanders comes up ice
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John Tavares of the Islanders comes up ice with the puck in the first period. (Jan. 21, 2012)

Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward makes a point blank
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward makes a point blank save on Nino Niederreiter of the Islanders in the second period. Derek Joslin of the Hurricanes uses his stick to defend Niederreiter. (Jan. 21, 2012)

Jay Pandolfo of the Islanders rushes up ice
Photo Credit: David Pokress

Jay Pandolfo of the Islanders rushes up ice with the puck in the first period. (Jan. 21, 2012)

Islander goalie Evgeni Nabokov sets up to make
Photo Credit: David Pokress

Islander goalie Evgeni Nabokov sets up to make a save on Zac Dalpe of the Hurricanes in the 2nd period.

Bryan Allen of the Hurricanes holds Matt Martin
Photo Credit: David Pokress

Bryan Allen of the Hurricanes holds Matt Martin of the Islanders in the second period and got a holding penalty. (Jan. 21, 2012)

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov sets up to stop
Photo Credit: David Pokress

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov sets up to stop Chad LaRose of the Hurricanes on a second period breakaway. (Jan. 21, 2012)

John Tavares of the Islanders gets a congratulatory
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John Tavares of the Islanders gets a congratulatory pat for his game tying second period goal from teammate Kyle Okpose. (Jan. 21, 2012)

Evgeni Nabokov uses his blocker to stop Jeff
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Evgeni Nabokov uses his blocker to stop Jeff Skinner of the Hurricanes in the second period. Milan Jurcina of the Islanders defends. (Jan. 21, 2012)

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