• Five things to watch: Tavares makes final push for Canada

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Jan 7, 2014
    It all starts with John Tavares. "It was great, the intensity and pace we came out with in the second period," Tavares said. Tavares completed his hat trick by scoring at the 6:19 and 16:53 marks in the third period. Perhaps in a bid to make the stacked Canadian Olympic team, Tavares has been lighting it up offensively for the Isles, with four goals and eight points in his past five games. He added two more in the third, netting a power-play goal with 3:07 remaining to push the lead to 7-3. The Islanders captain scored three goals and added two assists, prized rookie Ryan Strome scored the first goal of his NHL career, and Kevin Poulin won in relief of injured starter Evgeni Nabokov in New York's 7-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Monday night.
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