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Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov makes a glove save. (Credit: David Pokress)

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov makes a glove save. (Feb. 9, 2012)

Canadiens 4, Islanders 2

Canadiens' Max Pacioretty had his first NHL hat trick as Montreal defeated the Islanders 4-2 at the Nassau Coliseum.

Canadiens' Erik Cole celebrates Max Pacioretty's goal in
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Canadiens' Erik Cole celebrates Max Pacioretty's goal in the second period. (Feb. 9, 2012)

Canadiens' Louis Leblanc and Islanders' Milan Jurcina battle
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Canadiens' Louis Leblanc and Islanders' Milan Jurcina battle for the puck against the boards. (Feb. 9, 2012)

John Tavares of the Islanders beats Travis Moen
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John Tavares of the Islanders beats Travis Moen of the Canadiens. (Feb. 9, 2012)

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Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov makes a glove save.
(Credit: David Pokress)

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov makes a glove save. (Feb. 9, 2012)

Mark Streit of the Islanders is congratulated by
(Credit: David Pokress)

Mark Streit of the Islanders is congratulated by his teammates after he scored a late third period goal to make the score 3-2 in favor of the Canadiens. (Feb. 9, 2012)

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov falls to the ice
(Credit: David Pokress)

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov falls to the ice to stop Travis Moen of the Canadiens from in front of the net. (Feb. 9, 2012)

Michael Grabner of the Islanders pokes the puck
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Michael Grabner of the Islanders pokes the puck away from Andrei Kostitsyn of the Canadiens. (Feb. 9, 2012)

Max Pacioretty (67) of the Canadiens is congratulated
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Max Pacioretty (67) of the Canadiens is congratulated by his teammates after he scored a second period goal, his second of the game. (Feb. 9, 2012)

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Aleei Emelin of the Canadiens pushes P.A. Parenteau
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Aleei Emelin of the Canadiens pushes P.A. Parenteau of the islanders off the puck near the Canadiens goal. (Feb. 9, 2012)

Kyle Okposo of the Islanders sets up to
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Kyle Okposo of the Islanders sets up to shoot on Canadiens' goalie Carey Price in the first period. (Feb. 9, 2012)

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