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Islanders 6, Blue Jackets 0: Anders Lee’s 1st hat trick, Sorokin’s 6th shutout

Anders Lee recorded the 1st hat trick of his NHL career, Ilya Sorokin notched his ninth shutout in just 60 career games (and sixth of the season), as the New York Islanders cruised to a 6-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

While it was a blowout and the Islanders were clearly the better team on the night, Sorokin definitely earned his shutout, stopping multiple breakaway and in-tight chances among 25 saves.

But the Isles entered the third leading 4-0 and absolutely shut the door, outshooting the visitors 12-3 in the third.

For Lee, who completed his hat trick on the power play with under two seconds left in the game, it was a long-awaited breakthrough as he’d reportedly had the most career two-goal games (29) in the league without getting hats thrown to the ice.