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David Ullstrom of the Islanders watches as the (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

David Ullstrom of the Islanders watches as the puck hits the post against Johan Hedberg of the Devils on his first period penalty shot. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Islanders 5, Devils 1

John Tavares had a hat trick as the Islanders beat the Devils, 5-1, Saturday at Nassau Coliseum.

John Tavares of the Islanders tries to play
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John Tavares of the Islanders tries to play the puck against Bryce Salvador and Adam Henrique of the New Jersey Devils. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Michael Grabner of the Islanders skates with the
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Michael Grabner of the Islanders skates with the puck against Henrik Tallinder of the New Jersey Devils. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Brian Strait of the Islanders carries the puck
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Brian Strait of the Islanders carries the puck against Steve Bernier of the New Jersey Devils at Nassau Coliseum. (Feb. 16, 2013)

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Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders defends
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Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders defends against Travis Zajac of the New Jersey Devils. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Matt Moulson of the Islanders celebrates his second
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Matt Moulson of the Islanders celebrates his second period goal against the New Jersey Devils with teammate John Tavares. (Feb. 16, 2013)

John Tavares of the Islanders celebrates a second
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John Tavares of the Islanders celebrates a second period goal against the New Jersey Devils scored by teammate Matt Moulson. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Mark Streit of the Islanders clears the puck
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Mark Streit of the Islanders clears the puck from Ryan Carter of the New Jersey Devils. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Matt Martin of the Islanders checks Andy Greene
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Matt Martin of the Islanders checks Andy Greene of the New Jersey Devils. (Feb. 16, 2013)

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Matt Moulson of the Islanders celebrates his second
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Matt Moulson of the Islanders celebrates his second period goal against the New Jersey Devils with teammate John Tavares at Nassau Coliseum. (Feb. 16, 2013)

John Tavares of the Islanders celebrates his third
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John Tavares of the Islanders celebrates his third goal of the game during the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Nassau Coliseum. (Feb. 16, 2013)

John Tavares of the Islanders celebrates his third
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John Tavares of the Islanders celebrates his third goal of the game during the third period against the New Jersey Devils. (Feb. 16, 2013)

John Tavares of the Islanders celebrates his third
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John Tavares of the Islanders celebrates his third goal of the game during the third period against the New Jersey Devils. (Feb. 16, 2013)

John Tavares of the Islanders celebrates his third
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John Tavares of the Islanders celebrates his third goal of the game during the third period against the New Jersey Devils. (Feb. 16, 2013)

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John Tavares of the Islanders celebrates his third
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John Tavares of the Islanders celebrates his third goal of the game during the third period against the New Jersey Devils. (Feb. 16, 2013)

John Tavares of the Islanders takes a third
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John Tavares of the Islanders takes a third period shot for his third goal of the game against the New Jersey Devils. (Feb. 16, 2013)

John Tavares of the Islanders celebrates his third
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John Tavares of the Islanders celebrates his third goal of the game during the third period against the New Jersey Devils. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Michael Grabner of the Islanders carries the puck
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Michael Grabner of the Islanders carries the puck past Johan Hedberg and Henrik Tallinder of the New Jersey Devils en route to his third period goal. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Evgeni Nabokov and Mark Streit of the Islanders
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Evgeni Nabokov and Mark Streit of the Islanders defend their net against David Clarkson of the New Jersey Devils. (Feb. 16, 2013)

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John Tavares and Lubomir Visnovsky of the New
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John Tavares and Lubomir Visnovsky of the New York Islanders celebrate a goal against the New Jersey Devils by teammate Matt Moulson. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Matt Moulson of the Islanders celebrates his second
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Matt Moulson of the Islanders celebrates his second period goal against the New Jersey Devils with teammates John Tavares and Lubomir Visnovsky. (Feb. 16, 2013)

John Tavares (left) and Matt Moulson of the
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John Tavares (left) and Matt Moulson of the Islanders control the puck in the first period against Steve Bernier of the Devils. (Feb. 16, 2013)

John Tavares of the Islanders skates with the
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John Tavares of the Islanders skates with the puck in the first period against Henrik Tallinder of the Devils. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Goalie Evgeni Nabokov makes a first period save
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Goalie Evgeni Nabokov makes a first period save against the Devils. (Feb. 16, 2013)

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David Ullstrom of the Islanders beats Devils goaltender
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David Ullstrom of the Islanders beats Devils goaltender Johan Hedberg on his first period penalty shot, but the puck hits the post. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Islanders assistant captain John Tavares tries to control
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Islanders assistant captain John Tavares tries to control the puck in the first period against Henrik Tallinder of the Devils. (Feb. 16, 2013)

David Ullstrom of the Islanders watches as the
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David Ullstrom of the Islanders watches as the puck hits the post against Johan Hedberg of the Devils on his first period penalty shot. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Goalie Johan Hedberg tries to find the puck
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Goalie Johan Hedberg tries to find the puck after David Ullstrom's penalty shot hit off the post in the first period. (Feb. 16, 2013)

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