The New York Islanders are 2-2 since snapping their 5 game regulation losing streak. The two wins came off a 4-3 defeat of rival New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden in a shoot out, and featured a come from behind push by the Islanders in the 2nd period. Their next game, they handedly defeated the New Jersey Devils 5-1 on the shoulders of John Tavaresís hatrick. He was later named NHL star of the week.


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