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Three Stars of the Week
1. John Tavares (New York Islanders)
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Over the last week, it has become quite clear that John Tavares is going to be a superstar in the league.Â The former first-overall pick scored five goals in three games and added two assists.Â He had a hat-trick against the Devils, which was certainly his most impressive game of the season.Â Factor in five power play points from three goals and two assists, and Tavares had a monster week.
2. Pekka Rinne (Nashville Predators)
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Pekka is making a case for himself as an early Vezina trophy favorite in 2013.Â Last week alone Rinne had two shutouts against the Sharks and the Coyotes, two playoff teams from a season ago.Â Pekka gave up two goals in three games, both to the Ducks, and boasts a GAA of 0.64 from last week.Â If he can keep this level of play up, there is no reason that the Predators shouldnâ€™t be a cup favorite heading into the middle of...
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Weâ€™re not sure if the ice in Uniondale is made with holy water but John Tavares and Matt Moulson each had four-point nights in a 5-1 exorcism by the Islanders over the Devils.
Tavares scored two goals in 1:23 at the tail end of the second period to get Islanders up 2-0 before Moulson struck on the power play at 19:04 for a 3-0 lead. Tavares finished off his hat trick on the power...
NEW YORK (February 18, 2013) -- New York Islanders center John Tavares, Anaheim Ducks goaltender Viktor Fasth and Carolina Hurricanes center Jiri Tlusty have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the period ending Feb. 17. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"
Are the Philadelphia Flyers back in form to make a run at the playoffs? Not yet. Sorry Flyers fans one offensive explosion is not going to convince anyone that the Broad Street Bullies are back in playoff form. What they did against the Islanders, Monday afternoon, was spectacular. Sean CouturierÂ Â limitedÂ the Â Islanders best player and goal scorer, John Tavares, to two shots...
The New Jersey Devils traveled to Long Island Saturday and started Johan Hedberg in hopes of picking up wins on consecutive nights over divisional opponents. Their hope didn't come to fruition, though, as the New York Islanders, lead by John Tavares and Matt Moulson, defended home ice and picked up a decisive 5-1 win over the Devils.
- Though Hedberg allowed...