Top 5 NY Islanders' games of calendar year 2022

Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Islanders
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4. Islanders vs Stars 3/19

Near the end of the 2021-22 season, it seemed like Islanders forwards were all scoring hat-tricks of their own. J.G. Pageau had one against the New Jersey Devils, Anders Lee scored his first career 3-goal game against Columbus as time expired, and Brock Nelson cashed in a third-period hat-trick against the Dallas Stars in a 4-2 win at UBS Arena.

His first goal needed a little bit of puck luck, with his shot going off of Jake Oettinger's shoulder and falling softly past him and over the line to take the lead on the power play. It only took Nelson 1:38 to tally his second of the game in practically the exact same spot, courtesy of a great centering pass from Beauvillier behind the net.

The Stars came within one off of a Jacob Peterson goal beating a sprawled Semyon Varlamov with 8:21 to go, but the Isles held on and Brock delivered the final blow to Dallas after intercepting Joe Pavelski's pass through the middle and sliding the puck down all the way into the empty net. The crowd at UBS all rose to their seats to celebrate Nelson, who went on to score a career-high 37 goals last season.