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Jack Capuano takes puck to nose, returns to see Isles win (Video)

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The New York Islanders took Game 1 of their second-round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning with a 5-3 victory. They did so, however, without head coach Jack Capuano behind their bench for most of the final half of the third period. 

Alex Killorn’s wrister into the Islanders’ zone deflected off of Ryan Strome’s shin pad and into the New York bench, striking Capuano in the face. 

Assistant coach Doug Weight took over while Capuano got checked out by the team's trainers. But it wasn't long before Capuano returned to the Islanders bench sporting a small nick on the beak:

Capuano's return must have brought some good luck as Cal Clutterbuck put home the empty-net insurance goal a short while after getting back into the game.

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Sean Leahy is the associate editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!



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