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The Islanders celebrate a first-period goal by Matt (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

The Islanders celebrate a first-period goal by Matt Moulson during a game against the Florida Panthers at Nassau Coliseum. (April 16, 2013)

Islanders vs. Panthers

The Islanders beat the Florida Panthers, 5-2, in their final home game of the season Tuesday at Nassau Coliseum.

Goalie Evgeni Nabokov of the Islanders is checked
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Goalie Evgeni Nabokov of the Islanders is checked out by a trainer after Scottie Upshall of the Florida Panthers collided with Nabokov in the second period of a hockey game at Nassau Coliseum. (April 16, 2013)

Goalie Evgeni Nabokov of the Islanders protects the
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Goalie Evgeni Nabokov of the Islanders protects the net in the second period against the Florida Panthers in a hockey game at Nassau Coliseum. (April 16, 2013)

Goalie Evgeni Nabokov of the Islanders lies on
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Goalie Evgeni Nabokov of the Islanders lies on the ice after Scottie Upshall of the Florida Panthers collided with him in the second period of a hockey game at Nassau Coliseum. (April 16, 2013)

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Lubomir Visnovsky of the Islanders and Scottie Upshall
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Lubomir Visnovsky of the Islanders and Scottie Upshall of the Florida Panthers collide with goalie Evgeni Nabokov in the second period of a hockey game at Nassau Coliseum. (April 16, 2013)

Goalie Evgeni Nabokov of the Islanders protects the
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Goalie Evgeni Nabokov of the Islanders protects the net against the Florida Panthers in the second period of a hockey game at Nassau Coliseum. (April 16, 2013)

Radek Martinek of the Islanders celebrates his second-period
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Radek Martinek of the Islanders celebrates his second-period goal against the Florida Panthers in a hockey game at Nassau Coliseum. (April 16, 2013)

Thomas Hickey of the Islanders skates against Quinton
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Thomas Hickey of the Islanders skates against Quinton Howden of the Florida Panthers in a hockey game at Nassau Coliseum. (April 16, 2013)

The Islanders and the Florida Panthers mix it
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The Islanders and the Florida Panthers mix it up in the first period of a hockey game at Nassau Coliseum. (April 16, 2013)

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Goalie Evgeni Nabokov of the Islanders is seen
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Goalie Evgeni Nabokov of the Islanders is seen by a trainer after Scottie Upshall of the Florida Panthers collided in the net with him in the second period of a hockey game at Nassau Coliseum. (April 16, 2013)

Michael Grabner, center, of the Islanders celebrates his
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Michael Grabner, center, of the Islanders celebrates his second-period goal with his teammates in the game against the Florida Panthers at Nassau Coliseum. (April 16, 2013)

Goalie Evgeni Nabokov of the Islanders is seen
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Goalie Evgeni Nabokov of the Islanders is seen by a trainer after Scottie Upshall of the Florida Panthers collided in the net with him in the second period of a hockey game at Nassau Coliseum. (April 16, 2013)

Lubomir Visnovsky of the Islanders checks Scottie Upshall
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Lubomir Visnovsky of the Islanders checks Scottie Upshall of the Florida Panthers in front of goalie Evgeni Nabokov in the second period of a hockey game at Nassau Coliseum. (April 16, 2013)

Goalie Evgeni Nabokov of the Islanders is helped
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Goalie Evgeni Nabokov of the Islanders is helped up by a trainer after Scottie Upshall of the Florida Panthers collided with Nabokov in the second period of a hockey game at Nassau Coliseum. (April 16, 2013)

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Keith Aucoin is defended by Mike Weaver of
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Keith Aucoin is defended by Mike Weaver of the Florida Panthers in the first period of a game at Nassau Coliseum. (April 16, 2013)

John Tavares is defended by Marcel Goc of
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John Tavares is defended by Marcel Goc of the Florida Panthers in a game at Nassau Coliseum. (April 16, 2013)

The Islanders celebrate a first-period goal by Matt
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

The Islanders celebrate a first-period goal by Matt Moulson during a game against the Florida Panthers at Nassau Coliseum. (April 16, 2013)

Mark Streit scores a first-period power-play goal during
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Mark Streit scores a first-period power-play goal during a game against the Florida Panthers at Nassau Coliseum. (April 16, 2013)

Michael Grabner scores on a first-period power-play goal
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Michael Grabner scores on a first-period power-play goal against the Florida Panthers in a game at Nassau Coliseum. (April 16, 2013)

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The Islanders celebrate a first-period power-play goal by
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The Islanders celebrate a first-period power-play goal by Mark Streit against the Florida Panthers in a game at Nassau Coliseum. (April 16, 2013)

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