John Tavares has hat trick in Islanders' 5-1 win over Devils

John Tavares of the Islanders celebrates his third

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John Tavares of the Islanders celebrates his third goal of the game during the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Nassau Coliseum. (Feb. 16, 2013) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

John Tavares and the Islanders had been foiled and frustrated by the Devils a couple of times this season. But Tavares, now in his fourth season, is a hard player to keep down for long.

Which means the Islanders are a hard team to keep down for long.

Tavares stole the show Saturday night at the Coliseum, recording his fourth career hat trick plus an assist in a 5-1 win over the Eastern...

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