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Devils 5, Islanders 1

New Jersey Devils' Andy Greene and Islanders' John

New Jersey Devils' Andy Greene and Islanders' John Tavares battle for control of the puck during the first period. (March 8, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

Ilya Kovalchuk scored three goals to record his second hat trick in just over three weeks to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 5-1 victory over the Islanders on Thursday night.

New Jersey Devils' Adam Henrique collides with Islanders'
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New Jersey Devils' Adam Henrique collides with Islanders' Milan Jurcina during the third period. (March 8, 2012)

New Jersey Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk hugs goaltender Martin
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New Jersey Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk hugs goaltender Martin Brodeur after they defeated the New York Islanders. (March 8, 2012)

New Jersey Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk celebrates with teammates
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New Jersey Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk celebrates with teammates Adam Larsson, Anton Volchenkov and Marek Zidlicky after scoring a hat trick. (March 8, 2012)

New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur makes a
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New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur makes a blocker save during the third period. (March 8, 2012)

New Jersey Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk handles the puck
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New Jersey Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk handles the puck during the second period. (March 8, 2012)

New Jersey Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk skates by Islanders'
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New Jersey Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk skates by Islanders' Frans Nielsen during the second period. (March 8, 2012)

New Jersey Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk celebrates his goal
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New Jersey Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk celebrates his goal during the second period. (March 8, 2012)

Islanders goaltender Evgeni Nabokov makes a save on
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Islanders goaltender Evgeni Nabokov makes a save on a shot by New Jersey Devils' Alexei Ponikarovsky during the second period. (March 8, 2012)

New Jersey Devils' Ilya Kovachuk is taken down
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New Jersey Devils' Ilya Kovachuk is taken down by Islanders' Steve Staios for a penalty as Islanders goaltender Evgeni Nabokov looks on during the second period. (March 8, 2012)

New Jersey Devils' Andy Greene and Islanders' John
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New Jersey Devils' Andy Greene and Islanders' John Tavares battle for control of the puck during the first period. (March 8, 2012)

Islanders' David Ullstrom takes a shot past New
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Islanders' David Ullstrom takes a shot past New Jersey Devils' Andy Greene during the first period. (March 8, 2012)

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