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The Islanders No Longer Invite You to Relive That Fight-Filled Game

UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 11:  Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders throws a punch at Maxime Talbot #25 of the Pittsburgh Penguins on February 11, 2011 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

This Friday's viewing party — one of several planned for this summer in conjunction with MSG's re-broadcast of Islanders games from last season — is still happening, but the Islanders have requested that MSG air a different game. So instead of the February 11 game against Pittsburgh (which featured 346 penalty minutes and led to a $100,000 fine for the Islanders organization), MSG Plus will air the Isles' 7–6 overtime victory over Buffalo from February 13. Fans who would have preferred to see the ugliness of that game against the Penguins will instead have to stay home, and relive it all on YouTube. [SI]

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Photo: Jim McIsaac/2011 Getty Images