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Strome, Nelson score, Nabokov gets shutout as Islanders down Canadiens 2-0

The New York Islanders had all the energy, and they came out with a victory over the listless Montreal Canadiens.Evgeni Nabokov made 19 saves for his fourth shutout this season, and Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson scored power-play goals late in the second period as the Islanders won 2-0 on Thursday night."We outworked them," the Islanders' Matt Martin said. "They played (Wednesday) night and we were a little fresher than them and we had some young legs in the lineup."We tracked hard."The loss, combined with Tampa Bay's 4-2 win over Philadelphia, hurt the Canadiens' chances of starting the playoffs on home ice. Montreal is second in the Atlantic Division with 98 points and one game left to play, while the Lightning have 97 points with two games remaining.The Canadiens will need to win their final regular-season game Saturday night at home against the New York Rangers and hope the Lightning lose either Friday night against Columbus or Sunday against Washington."You want home ice, you want ...

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