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(Sports Network) - The New York Islanders will try to end their string of futility against the Columbus Blue Jackets when the two teams face off tonight at the Nassau Coliseum.

Columbus has never lost in seven all-time meetings with the Islanders, having posted six wins and one tie over that span. In the only encounter between the clubs last season, the Jackets skated off with a 4-3 shootout victory in Columbus.

The Blue Jackets have also emerged victorious in their two previous trips to the Island, the most recent being a 4-2 triumph on November 29, 2002.

Lately Columbus has also been playing pretty well against the rest of the league. The Jackets are 7-2-1 over their last 10 games and are coming off Friday's 3-2 victory over Vancouver at Nationwide Arena.

Anson Carter paced Columbus with a goal and an assist, while Aaron Johnson and Rick Nash also lit the lamp for the hosts. Ron Hainsey contributed two assists to the winning effort.

Jackets goaltender Pascal Leclaire stopped all 10 shots he faced before aggravating a hamstring injury and leaving early in the second period. Fredrik Norrena came on and allowed a goal on the first shot he faced, but the substitute finished strong and compiled 21 saves.

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