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Islanders 4, Lightning 3

B.J. Crombeem of the Tampa Bay Lightning, right,

B.J. Crombeem of the Tampa Bay Lightning, right, fights Matt Martin of the New York Islanders one second into the game at Nassau Coliseum (Jan. 21, 2013) Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

The Islanders had a 4-0 lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning early in the third period at Nassau Coliseum and held on for the win.

David Ullstrom of the New York Islanders celebrates
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David Ullstrom of the New York Islanders celebrates his third period goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders battles
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Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders battles for the puck against Benoit Pouliot of the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders battles
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Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders battles for the puck against Benoit Pouliot of the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Jan. 21, 2013)

David Ullstrom of the New York Islanders scores
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David Ullstrom of the New York Islanders scores a third period goal past Anders Lindback of the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders is
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Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders is sent to the ice in the third period by Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Jan. 21, 2013)

John Tavares of the New York Islanders skates
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John Tavares of the New York Islanders skates against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders fights
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Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders fights for position in front of Ryan Malone (12), Anders Lindback (39), Victor Hedman (77) and Keith Aulie (3) of the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Michael Grabner of the New York Islanders celebrates
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Michael Grabner of the New York Islanders celebrates his second period goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Michael Grabner of the New York Islanders celebrates
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Michael Grabner of the New York Islanders celebrates his second period goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders celebrates
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Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders celebrates his second period goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Jan. 21, 2013)

John Tavares of the New York Islanders waits
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John Tavares of the New York Islanders waits for linesman Brain Mach to drop the puck for a face off against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Travis Hamonic of the New York Islanders defends
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Travis Hamonic of the New York Islanders defends against Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Eric Brewer of the Tampa Bay Lightning clears
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Eric Brewer of the Tampa Bay Lightning clears the puck from John Tavares of the New York Islanders. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Evgeni Nabokov of the New York Islanders reaches
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Evgeni Nabokov of the New York Islanders reaches for the puck after a save in the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning
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Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates with the puck against Andrew MacDonald of the New York Islanders. (Jan. 21, 2013)

David Ullstrom of the New York Islanders skates
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David Ullstrom of the New York Islanders skates against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Keith Aucoin of the New York Islanders controls
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Keith Aucoin of the New York Islanders controls the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Jan. 21, 2013)

John Tavares of the New York Islanders defends
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John Tavares of the New York Islanders defends against Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Jan. 21, 2013)

John Tavares of the New York Islanders controls
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John Tavares of the New York Islanders controls the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Jan. 21, 2013)

John Tavares of the New York Islanders controls
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John Tavares of the New York Islanders controls the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Evgeni Nabokov of the New York Islanders reaches
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Evgeni Nabokov of the New York Islanders reaches for the puck in the first period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Nassau Coliseum. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Evgeni Nabokov of the New York Islanders reaches
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Evgeni Nabokov of the New York Islanders reaches for the puck in the first period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Nassau Coliseum. (Jan. 21, 2013)

B.J. Crombeem of the Tampa Bay Lightning, right,
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B.J. Crombeem of the Tampa Bay Lightning, right, fights Matt Martin of the New York Islanders one second into the game at Nassau Coliseum (Jan. 21, 2013)

Pierre-Cedric Labrie of the Tampa Bay Lightning fights
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Pierre-Cedric Labrie of the Tampa Bay Lightning fights Joe Finley of the New York Islanders one second into the game at Nassau Coliseum. (Jan. 21, 2013)

New York Islanders' Matt Martin, left, shoots and
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New York Islanders' Matt Martin, left, shoots and scores while Tampa Bay Lightning's Teddy Purcell looks on during the second period at Nassau Coliseum. (Jan. 21, 2013)

New York Islanders' Matt Martin celebrates his goal
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New York Islanders' Matt Martin celebrates his goal during the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Nassau Coliseum. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders tries
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Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders tries to gain control of the puck in the first period against Eric Brewer of the Tampa Bay Lightning at Nassau Coliseum. (Jan. 21, 2013)

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