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Islanders right wing Colin McDonald brings the puck (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Islanders right wing Colin McDonald brings the puck up ice in the first period. (March 5, 2013)

Islanders 6, Canadiens 3

The Islanders defeated the Canadiens, 6-3, Tuesday at Nassau Coliseum.

Islanders center John Tavares puts the puck in
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Islanders center John Tavares puts the puck in the goal for the score in the third period. (March 5, 2013)

Islanders teammates celebrate with Radek Martinek, who scored
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Islanders teammates celebrate with Radek Martinek, who scored the go-ahead goal in the third period. (March 5, 2013)

Montreal Canadiens right wing Brian Gionta scores a
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Montreal Canadiens right wing Brian Gionta scores a goal to tie the game in the third period. (March 5, 2013)

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Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov sweeps away a shot
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Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov sweeps away a shot by Montreal Canadiens right wing Brian Gionta in the third period. (March 5, 2013)

Islanders left wing Matt Moulson and Islanders center
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Islanders left wing Matt Moulson and Islanders center Brad Boyes try to put the rebound in the net as Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Francis Bouillon defend in the second period. (March 5, 2013)

Islanders left wing Matt Martin scores from straight
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Islanders left wing Matt Martin scores from straight in front of the net in the second period. (March 5, 2013)

Islanders center Casey Cizikas follows the puck on
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Islanders center Casey Cizikas follows the puck on a shot and score by Islanders right wing Michael Grabner past Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price in the second period. (March 5, 2013)

Islanders right wing Colin McDonald brings the puck
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Islanders right wing Colin McDonald brings the puck up ice in the first period. (March 5, 2013)

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Islanders center Brad Boyes puts the puck behind
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Islanders center Brad Boyes puts the puck behind Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty in the first period. (March 5, 2013)

Montreal Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec is called for
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Montreal Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec is called for tripping against Islanders center Frans Nielsen in the first period. (March 5, 2013)

Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo tries to force
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Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo tries to force the puck into the goal on a rebound as Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price covers up in the first period. (March 5, 2013)

Islanders' David Ullstrom drives the puck around Montreal
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Islanders' David Ullstrom drives the puck around Montreal Canadiens defenseman Tomas Kaberle in the first period. (March 5, 2013)

Islanders center John Tavares moves the puck around
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Islanders center John Tavares moves the puck around Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher in the first period. (March 5, 2013)

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Islanders defenseman Radek Martinek jukes between Montreal Canadiens
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Islanders defenseman Radek Martinek jukes between Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Josh Gorges in the first period. (March 5, 2013)

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