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Share John Tavares’ third career hat trick jolted the Islanders past the New York Rangers for a 4-2 victory at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday in front of a sell out crowd of 16,234. Tav...

Tavares' hat trick lifts Islanders

John Tavares had three goals, including the tiebreaking tally in the third period, and added an assist for the New York Islanders, who beat the New York Rangers 4-2 and gave goalie Evgeni Nabokov a win in his return to the NHL on Saturday night. The Islanders have won three straight following an opening-night loss and they have Tavares to thank for the past two. After the young...

Tavares nets hat trick as Islanders topple Rangers

Red-hot John Tavares scored three goals and added an assist as the New York Islanders skated to a 4-2 victory over the visiting New York Rangers on Saturday. Tavares' second goal – his fifth in the last two games – at 3:30 of the final period was the game-winner as the Islanders won their third straight. Tavares has eight points in the past two contests. Evgeni Nabokov...

Johnny on the spot

Share John Tavares had yet another breakout night; he scored a hat trick and recorded four-points (in consecutive games) to lead the Islanders to victory over the New York Rangers, 4-2. Tavar...

Eight Penalties Sinks Rangers Against Islanders

Well, last night’s game was the definition of a trap game, and the Rangers fell into that trap, falling to the New York Tavares’ Islanders 4-2 last night. There’s not much to really discuss from this game, so let’s get to the bullets: John Tavares is really, really good. That said, Tavares’ first goal was a product of the Rangers not clearing the front of the net. This...

Tavares living up to expectations

PHT: The first pick overall in 2009, John Tavares, is starting his season looking like the guy the Islanders hoped he’d become.

NHL Stars of the Week

NEW YORK (October 17, 2011)— Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel, New York Islanders center John Tavares and Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen have been named the NHL ‘Three Stars’ of the week. Each Monday, the NHL will recognize three players who delivered the League’s top performances over the past week. Due to the mid-week start to the regular season Oct. 6...

Saturday’s Three Stars: Tavares tricks Rangers; Kessel stays hot

No. 1 Star: John Tavares, New York Islanders Tavares recorded his second consecutive 4-point night, with this one including his third career hat trick as the Islanders downed the New York Rangers 4-2. Tavares has five goals and three assists in his last two games. Pierre Parenteau recorded three assists and Evgeni Nabokov made 29 saves for his first NHL win since April 10, 2010...

Game 3: Rangers at Islanders

OPPONENT: New York Islanders Leading Scorer: John Tavares (3-2-5) Goaltender: Evgeni Nabokov (First game of the year) RANGERS LINES: Derek Stepan-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust Mike Rupp-Erik Christensen-Mats Zuccarello Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi Tim Erixon-Steve Eminger Michael Del Zotto-Jeff...

The Week Ahead

Well, we have now wrapped up a week and half in the NHL, and based on the way it went, it is easy to see that many different trends are going to arise throughout each week of the season. In this week's installment of "The Week Ahead", we will look at three youngsters who are off to terrific starts, two teams that are really struggling out of the gate and, as always...

Saturday's NHL Fantasy Leaders

Saturday was the biggest night for fantasy hockey owners so far this season with 14 games on the schedule. If you had a couple of the following players. Your fantasy team had a good weekend!John Tavares - JT had three goals and an assist against rival Rangers. In my opinion this is going to be a breakout season for Tavares, he's just getting started.Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - RNH...

Kessel highlights NHL's 'Three Stars'

Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel, New York Islanders center John Tavares and Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for games played from October 6 through October 16.
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