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Guillaume Latendresse of the Minnesota Wild carries a

Guillaume Latendresse of the Minnesota Wild carries a puck in his mouth during warmups prior to his game against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 10, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty

The Islanders hosted the Minnesota Wild at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 10, 2011)

Al Montoya #35 of the New York Islanders
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Al Montoya #35 of the New York Islanders keeps his eye on the puck against the Minnesota Wild. (Oct. 10, 2011)

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders
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John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders skates against the Minnesota Wild. (Oct. 10, 2011)

Michael Grabner #40 of the New York Islanders
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Michael Grabner #40 of the New York Islanders skates against Devin Setoguchi #10 and Dany Heatley #15 of the Minnesota Wild. (Oct. 10, 2011)

Al Montoya #35 of the New York Islanders
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Al Montoya #35 of the New York Islanders looks on against the Minnesota Wild. (Oct. 10, 2011)

P.A. Parenteau #15 of the New York Islanders
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P.A. Parenteau #15 of the New York Islanders clears the puck against the Minnesota Wild. (Oct. 10, 2011)

Al Montoya #35 of the New York Islanders
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Al Montoya #35 of the New York Islanders makes a second period save against the Minnesota Wild. (Oct. 10, 2011)

Mike Mottau #10 of the New York Islanders
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Mike Mottau #10 of the New York Islanders skates against the Minnesota Wild. (Oct. 10, 2011)

Nick Johnson #25 of the Minnesota Wild tries
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Nick Johnson #25 of the Minnesota Wild tries to control the puck against Mark Eaton #4 of the New York Islanders. (Oct. 10, 2011)

Andrew MacDonald #47 of the New York Islanders
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Andrew MacDonald #47 of the New York Islanders defends against Brett Bulmer #19 of the Minnesota Wild. (Oct. 10, 2011)

Clayton Stoner of the Minnesota Wild hits Michael
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Clayton Stoner of the Minnesota Wild hits Michael Grabner #40 of the New York Islanders. (Oct. 10, 2011)

Guillaume Latendresse of the Minnesota Wild carries a
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Guillaume Latendresse of the Minnesota Wild carries a puck in his mouth during warmups prior to his game against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 10, 2011)

Steve Staios #24 of the New York Islanders
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Steve Staios #24 of the New York Islanders argues a penalty call with referee Ian Walsh #29 after his hit on Colton Gillies #18 of the Minnesota Wild. (Oct. 10, 2011)

Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild heads
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Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild heads out for warmups prior to his game against the New York Islanders. (Oct. 10, 2011)

Andrew MacDonald #47 of the New York Islanders
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Andrew MacDonald #47 of the New York Islanders celebrates his power play goal at 9:05 of the first period. (Oct. 10, 2011)

Dany Heatley #15 of the Minnesota Wild is
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Dany Heatley #15 of the Minnesota Wild is stopped by Al Montoya #35 of the New York Islanders. (Oct. 10, 2011)

Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild makes
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Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild makes the first period save against the New York Islanders. (Oct. 10, 2011)

Dany Heatley #15 and Devin Setoguchi #10 attack
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Dany Heatley #15 and Devin Setoguchi #10 attack the net against the New York Islanders. (Oct. 10, 2011)

Marco Scandella #6 of the Minnesota Wild hits
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Marco Scandella #6 of the Minnesota Wild hits Matt Moulson #26 of the New York Islanders. (Oct. 10, 2011)

Cal Clutterbuck #22 of the Minnesota Wild checks
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Cal Clutterbuck #22 of the Minnesota Wild checks Travis Hamonic #3 of the New York Islanders. (Oct. 10, 2011)

Colton Gillies #18 of the Minnesota Wild hits
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Colton Gillies #18 of the Minnesota Wild hits Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders. (Oct. 10, 2011)

The Toronto Maple Leafs mascot Carlton visits with
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The Toronto Maple Leafs mascot Carlton visits with fans during the game between the New York Islanders and the Minnesota Wild. (Oct. 10, 2011)

Minnesota Wild's Devin Setoguchi (10), left, and defenseman
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Minnesota Wild's Devin Setoguchi (10), left, and defenseman Nick Schultz (55) fight for the puck with New York Islanders defenseman Mark Eaton (4) and defenseman Mike Mottau (10) behind the Islanders goal in the first period. (Oct. 10, 2011)

New York Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald (47) struggles
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New York Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald (47) struggles to get control of a loose puck as Minnesota Wild left wing Guillaume Latendresse (48), second from right, also gives chase. (Oct. 10, 2011)

New York Islanders defenseman Mark Streit (2) reaches
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New York Islanders defenseman Mark Streit (2) reaches for the puck with Minnesota Wild left wing Darroll Powe (14) in close pursuit in the second period. (Oct. 10, 2011)

Mike Mottau of the New York Islanders checks
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Mike Mottau of the New York Islanders checks Kyle Brodziak of the Minnesota Wild at Nassau Coliseum. (Oct. 10, 2011)

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