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New York Islanders’ John Tavares. (Kathy Kmonicek/The Associated Press)

New York Islanders’ John Tavares.

(Kathy Kmonicek/The Associated Press)

John Tavares named NHL’s first star of the week Add to ...

Islanders star centre John Tavares is the NHL’s first star of the week after scoring four goals and adding six assists over New York’s season-high four-game winning streak.

He began the week by recording his second career five-point game, including his fifth career hat trick, in a 7-3 win over the Dallas Stars last Monday.

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Tavares followed that up by posting three assists in a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday.

After being held off the score sheet in a 2-1 overtime triumph against the Colorado Avalanche, scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in a 4-2 win over the Stars on Sunday.

Anaheim goaltender Jonas Hiller is the second star, posting a 3-0-0 record with a 1.67 goals-against average, .941 save percentage and one shutout over the week.

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is the third star, going 3-0-1 with a 1.97 goals-against average and .943 save percentage to carry the Rangers into third place in the Metropolitan Division.

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