John Tavares scored three goals for his sixth career hat trick and the Islanders snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.
Nick Leddy had a goal and two assists, and Jason Chimera also scored for the Islanders. Thomas Greiss made 26 saves.
Vincent Trocheck had a goal and an assist for the Panthers. Reilly Smith also scored for Florida, Keith Yandle added a pair of assists and Jaromir Jagr recorded his 1,138th NHL assist. Roberto Luongo stopped 37 shots.
Tavares' second goal gave the Islanders a 4-2 lead at 7:50 of the third for his 500th NHL point.
Tavares added an empty-net goal with 1:44 left for the hat trick.
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