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Tavares' hot scoring powering Islanders

New York captain gets three goals vs. Predators for second hat trick in three games

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John Tavares of the New York Islanders scored three consecutive goals in the third period of a 6-2 victory at the Nashville Predators on Saturday for his second hat trick in three games. He also scored three goals in New York's 5-3 win against the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday

Tavares joined Mike Bossy and Zigmund Palffy as the only players in Islanders history to have two hat tricks in a span of three or fewer games. Bossy did it three times (Dec. 28, 1978 - Jan. 2, 1979; Nov. 8-11, 1980; Jan. 13-17, 1981); Palffy scored three goals in back-to-back games on March 3-5, 1996.

The Islanders' captain began the week with three goals; he's now third in the NHL with nine, trailing NHL leader Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning (12) and Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals (10). New York (6-4-1) has won four of its past five games.

 

Ovechkin's big heart

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin downplayed it, but his incredible gesture of helping out a man on the street who was in need is one you are going to want to read

 

Buzzer beater

Tyler Toffoli did something you don't see very often, scoring a goal in a fraction of a second. In overtime, no less. 

 

Guest of honor

The Tampa Bay Lightning had an extra player on the ice at their morning skate, 11-year-old Weston Hermann, who is battling brain cancer. 

 

Oh man, Cam!

Lars Eller was on the doorstep, but Cam Talbot shut down any thoughts he may have had of lighting the lamp. however, Eller got the last laugh because the Washington Capitals defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-2

 Video: WSH@EDM: Talbot makes several saves to rob Eller

 

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