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Tavares' hat trick leads Isles past Devils

10:47 PM, Feb 16, 2013   |    comments
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Uniondale, NY (Sports Network) - John Tavares recorded a hat trick and also added an assist on Saturday to lead the New York Islanders to a 5-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils at Nassau Coliseum.

Tavares, the first overall pick in the 2009 draft, has now scored in five straight games to move into a tie with Buffalo's Thomas Vanek and Pittsburgh's James Neal for the league lead in goals with 11.

Matt Moulson tallied once and added three assists, Michael Grabner scored once, and Evgeni Nabokov notched 30 saves in New York's second straight triumph.

Marek Zidlicky registered the lone New Jersey goal, while Johan Hedberg allowed all five goals on 33 shots for the Devils, who have dropped two of their last three.

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