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Day 3: Practice Updates

by Cory Wright / New York Islanders

The Islanders flew to Dallas immediately after the game, landing in Dallas around 2 a.m. central time. Fresh off their overtime win, the Islanders practiced deep in the heart of Texas Saturday afternoon, skating at the Dr. Pepper StarCenter in Irving, Texas. With a youth hockey tournament going on in the facilities’ second rink, the Islanders had plenty of interested spectators at practice.

Here are some pictures of today’s practice.


The Ken Hitchcock rink at Dr. Pepper StarCenter.


The Islanders stretch before their practice in Texas.


The pace of practice picks up after the morning stretch.


A couple of Islanders fans in Dallas take in Saturday's practice.


Michael Grabner, last night's OT hero gets set for a drill at practice.


Kevin Poulin practices in the home end of the Hitchcock rink.


Kyle Okposo and John Tavares are the last two Islanders on the ice on Saturday.


Matt Carkner signs some autographs for youth hockey players after practice.

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