A thrilling Thursday night Islanders game saw New York lose 6-4 to the Blue Jackets, with three of the four goals coming from Josh Bailey, his first career hat trick.
Bailey was happy with the personal achievement, but not overjoyed because the final result was a loss.
"It's obviously nice to get one, but they are a lot sweeter when you win," Bailey said, via Cory Wright of the Islanders official site. "It's tough to come back and win hockey games when you're down that much. We battled, found a way to get our legs going, compete the rest of the way and make it close, but it's frustrating the way we let it get away."
The Islanders will look to get back to winning ways at home against the Kings Saturday at 7 p.m.