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by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
There were some pretty exciting games in the 2010-11 season. Check out our list.
Feb. 11, 2011 - 3 9


There won't be much argument that Feb. 11, 2011 is a day that will live on in the minds of Islanders fans for a very long time to come. The drama of a game with
15 fighting majors, 11 game misconducts, for 346 penalty minutes, and what it meant to the guys in the room as well as to the fans in the stands, is unparalleled in 2010-11. There was not one other game in our staff vote.

John Tavares said it best in his post game interviews: "“(This) shows – especially in our locker room – what everyone means to each other. We’ll do anything for each other."

Highlights: Micheal Haley's first NHL goal (he also faught Brent Johnson); Michael Grabner, Matt Moulson and John Tavares all scored their 20th goals of the season. 

 
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Dec. 29, 2010 - 1 2 - SO

The second game in our just-for-fun ranking was also against the Pens. There was a tremendous amount of hype surrounding this contest as Sidney Crosby was on a 25-game 50-point streak and HBO was filiming the Emmy Award winning show "24/7" at Nassau Coliseum that night. The Islanders were not going to let the Pens roll in to their house and take this one.

Josh Bailey's second period goal got the Islanders on the board first, but Chris Conner scored 15 mintues later to tie it up. 

In the shootout, Rob Schremp, Frans Nielsen, and PA Parenteau scored to give the Islanders their fifth win in seven games coming off the November drought. But the fans went crazy when Rick DiPietro, who made 33 saves in regulation stopped Crosby in the shootout.

Highlights: Nielsen's shootout goal, DP stopping Crosby in the shootout.

 
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Oct. 11, 2010 -   4 6

The first meeting of the cross-town rivals of the just begun season proved to be every bit as dramatic as it always is. Tied at 3 after two periods, the Isles hated rivals took a 4-3 lead before three third period goals fueled their comeback. Led by Blake Comeau (2 g, 1 a), the Isles notched their first win of the season.

 
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Oct. 18, 2010 - 2 1 - OT

John Tavares, playing in his hometown, scored in overtime to give the Islanders the win. Matt Moulson gave the Isles a 1-0 lead in the second, but Phil Kessel's third period score, forced the extra period. It was an early season look at the production of the Moulson, Tavares, Parenteau line: JT had two points, Moulson with his goal and Parenteau assisted on the game winner. Oh, and Tavares' goal, a beautiful slap shot on the power play.
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10-11 vs NYR 6-4 http://video.islanders.nhl.com/videocenter/console?hlg=20102011,2,28
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10-18 vs TOR 2-1 OT http://video.islanders.nhl.com/videocenter/console?hlg=20102011,2,69
Gallery  http://islanders.nhl.com/club/gallery.htm?id=17299

12-29 vs PIT
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12-31 vs DET 4-3 OT
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Gallery http://islanders.nhl.com/club/gallery.htm?id=19316&location=/photos&pg=6

1-8 vs COL 4-3 OT http://video.islanders.nhl.com/videocenter/console?hlg=20102011,2,613
Gallery http://islanders.nhl.com/club/gallery.htm?id=19508&location=/photos&pg=5

1-15 vs BUF 5-3
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Gallery http://islanders.nhl.com/club/gallery.htm?id=19688&location=/photos&pg=5

1-19 vs LAK
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Gallery http://islanders.nhl.com/club/gallery.htm?id=20663&location=/photos&pg=3

2-11 vs PIT
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Gallery http://islanders.nhl.com/club/gallery.htm?id=20384&location=/photos&pg=4

3-11 vs BOS
http://video.islanders.nhl.com/videocenter/console?hlg=20102011,2,1015
Gallery http://islanders.nhl.com/club/gallery.htm?id=21216&location=/photos&pg=2

3-31 vs NYR
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Gallery http://islanders.nhl.com/club/gallery.htm?id=21714&location=/photos&pg=1


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