Jaccob Slavin hat trick boosts Hurricanes

NEW YORK — Jaccob Slavin scored his first NHL hat trick to help the Carolina Hurricanes to an 8-4 win against the New York Islanders at Barclays Center on Monday.

Justin Faulk and Jeff Skinner each scored twice, Joakim Nordstrom had a goal, and Cam Ward made 23 saves for Carolina (28-27-11).

“Feels pretty good,” said Slavin, who believes his previous hat trick was “maybe [in] mini-mites.”