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John Tavares scores twice as New York Islanders beat Nashville Predators 6-4 in preseason game

Friday, 09.27.2013 / 10:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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John Tavares scores twice as New York Islanders beat Nashville Predators 6-4 in preseason game

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - John Tavares scored two first-period goals, leading the New York Islanders to a 6-4 preseason victory against the Nashville Predators on Friday night.

Named team captain this month and entering his fifth NHL season, the 23-year-old Tavares beat goaltender Pekka Rinne with a tip-in 1:25 into the game, and then scored off a scramble in front six minutes later.

Lubomir Visnovsky, Colin McDonald, Matt Donovan and Josh Bailey also scored for the Islanders. Matt Moulson had three assists.

Craig Smith had two goals for Nashville. Simon Moser and Roman Josi also scored.

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