Posted October 15, 2011 on AP on Fox
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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 forward had two goals and two assists in the first period of New York's 5-1 victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday, Tavares roared back with a pair of go-ahead, power-play goals and his second straight four-point game in front of a sellout crowd that traded cheers for both teams.
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