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Islander teammates surround right wing Michael Grabner (40) (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Islander teammates surround right wing Michael Grabner (40) after his score in the first period. (April 6, 2013)

Islanders vs. Lightning

The Islanders defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-2, Saturday at Nassau Coliseum.

Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson is marked
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson is marked by Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo in the third period. (April 6, 2013)

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov saves a shot on
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Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov saves a shot on goal by Tampa Bay Lightning center Vincent Lecavalier in the third period. (April 6, 2013)

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing B.J. Crombeen's backhand
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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing B.J. Crombeen's backhand shot sails wide of the net as Islanders defenseman Radek Martinek defends in the third period. (April 6, 2013)

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Islanders defenseman Mark Streit is taken down by
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Islanders defenseman Mark Streit is taken down by Tampa Bay Lightning center Vincent Lecavalier in the third period. (April 6, 2013)

Islanders center John Tavare looks to pass from
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Islanders center John Tavare looks to pass from the wing in the third period. (April 6, 2013)

Islanders right wing Michael Grabner brings the puck
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Islanders right wing Michael Grabner brings the puck up ice in the third period. (April 6, 2013)

Islanders left wing Matt Martin bring the puck
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Islanders left wing Matt Martin bring the puck up ice to score in the third period. (April 6, 2013)

Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper works
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Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper works the bench during the game. (April 6, 2013)

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Islanders left wing Matt Martin celebrates his score
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Islanders left wing Matt Martin celebrates his score in the third period. (April 6, 2013)

Islanders left wing Jesse Joensuu and Tampa Bay
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Islanders left wing Jesse Joensuu and Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Eric Brewer battle for the loose puck in the third period. (April 6, 2013)

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mattias Ohlund tries to
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Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mattias Ohlund tries to control the loose puck manually as Islanders left wing Jesse Joensuu tries for control in a scrum in front of the Tampa Bay goal in the third period. (April 6, 2013)

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Carle and Islanders
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Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Carle and Islanders right wing Michael Grabner throw ice into the air while going for the puck in the third period. (April 6, 2013)

Islanders left wing Jesse Joensuu controls the puck
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Islanders left wing Jesse Joensuu controls the puck along the boards in the third period. (April 6, 2013)

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Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper works
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Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper works the bench during the game. (April 6, 2013)

Islanders left wing Matt Martin (17) chases after
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Islanders left wing Matt Martin (17) chases after Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Sami Salo (6) along the boards in the first period. (April 6, 2013)

New York Islanders center Casey Cizikas (53) and
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New York Islanders center Casey Cizikas (53) and Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas (75) battle for the puck along the boards in the first period. (April 6, 2013)

Islander teammates surround right wing Michael Grabner (40)
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Islander teammates surround right wing Michael Grabner (40) after his score in the first period. (April 6, 2013)

Islanders center Anders Lee (27) comes away with
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Islanders center Anders Lee (27) comes away with the puck out of a scrum along the boards behind the net in the first period. (April 6, 2013)

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Islanders center Brad Boyes brings the puck
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Islanders center Brad Boyes brings the puck up ice in the first period. (April 6, 2013)

Islanders right wing Michael Grabner (40) fires shot
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Islanders right wing Michael Grabner (40) fires shot deflected by Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) in the first period. (April 6, 2013)

HEMPSTEAD - MARCH 3, 2013: New York Islanders
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HEMPSTEAD - MARCH 3, 2013: New York Islanders right wing Michael Grabner (40) brings the puck up ice an a breakaway that ended in the Islander's first goal of the first period. Tampa Bay Lightning at NY Islanders hockey.

HEMPSTEAD - MARCH 3, 2013: New York Islanders
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HEMPSTEAD - MARCH 3, 2013: New York Islanders left wing Jesse Joensuu (6) takes a shot on gaol in the first period. Tampa Bay Lightning at NY Islanders hockey.

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