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Islanders practice for NHL playoffs

The Islanders begin the first round of the NHL playoffs on the road against the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, April 15.

Johnny Boychuk

Johnny Boychuk skates during the Islanders' team practice
Photo Credit: James Escher

Johnny Boychuk skates during the Islanders' team practice at Nassau Coliseum on Monday, April 13, 2015.

John Tavares

Captain John Tavares skates during the Islanders' team
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Captain John Tavares skates during the Islanders' team practice at Nassau Coliseum on Monday, April 13, 2015. Game 1 of the Islanders' playoff series against the Capitals is April 15 in Washington.

Lubomir Visnovsky and Brock Nelson

Brock Nelson, right, and Lubomir Visnovsky skate during
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Brock Nelson, right, and Lubomir Visnovsky skate during the Islanders' team practice at Nassau Coliseum on Monday, April 13, 2015. Game 1 of the Islanders' playoff series against the Capitals is April 15 in Washington.

Michael Grabner

Michael Grabner skates during the Islanders' team practice
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Michael Grabner skates during the Islanders' team practice at Nassau Coliseum on Monday, April 13, 2015. Game 1 of the Islanders' playoff series against the Capitals is April 15 in Washington.

Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy

Islanders defensemen Johnny Boychuk, left, and Nick Leddy
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Islanders defensemen Johnny Boychuk, left, and Nick Leddy chat during practice at Nassau Coliseum on Monday, April 13, 2015. Game 1 of the Islanders' playoff series against the Capitals is April 15 in Washington.

Matt Martin

Matt Martin skates during a morning team practice
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Matt Martin skates during a morning team practice at Nassau Coliseum on Monday, April 13, 2015.

John Tavares

Captain John Tavares skates during the Islanders' team
Photo Credit: James Escher

Captain John Tavares skates during the Islanders' team practice at Nassau Coliseum on Monday, April 13, 2015. Game 1 of the Islanders' playoff series against the Capitals is April 15 in Washington.

John Tavares and Brian Strait

Captain John Tavares, right, and Brian Strait skate
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Captain John Tavares, right, and Brian Strait skate during the Islanders' team practice at Nassau Coliseum on Monday, April 13, 2015. Game 1 of the Islanders' playoff series against the Capitals is April 15 in Washington.

Brock Nelson

Brock Nelson skates during the Islanders' team practice
Photo Credit: James Escher

Brock Nelson skates during the Islanders' team practice at Nassau Coliseum on Monday, April 13, 2015.

John Tavares

Islanders captain No. 91 John Tavares skates during
Photo Credit: James Escher

Islanders captain No. 91 John Tavares skates during practice at Nassau Coliseum on Monday, April 13, 2015.

Anders Lee

Anders Lee skates during the Islanders' team practice
Photo Credit: James Escher

Anders Lee skates during the Islanders' team practice at Nassau Coliseum on Monday, April 13, 2015. Game 1 of the Islanders' playoff series against the Capitals is April 15 in Washington.

Nick Leddy

Islanders No. 2 Nick Leddy skates during a
Photo Credit: James Escher

Islanders No. 2 Nick Leddy skates during a morning team practice at Nassau Coliseum on Monday, April 13, 2015.

Ryan Strome

Ryan Strome skates during the Islanders' team practice
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Ryan Strome skates during the Islanders' team practice at Nassau Coliseum on Monday, April 13, 2015. Game 1 of the Islanders' playoff series against the Capitals is April 15 in Washington.

Jaroslav Halak

Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak skates during practice at
Photo Credit: James Escher

Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak skates during practice at Nassau Coliseum on Monday, April 13, 2015. The Islanders will play the Washington Capitals in the first round of the NHL playoffs starting April 15.

New York Islanders No. 2 Nick Leddy skates
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New York Islanders No. 2 Nick Leddy skates during a morning team practice at Nassau Coliseum on Monday, April 13, 2015. After playing its final regular season game in the arena on Saturday, April 11, the team will compete in the first round of NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs starting Wednesday, April 15 against the Washington Capitals.

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