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John Tavares had a memorable night at the 2015 NHL All-Star Game.

The Islanders' captain ?scored a record tying four goals for Team Toews in their 17-12 win over Team Foligno. Tavares is the first players to score four goals in an All-Star Game since Danny Heatly did so in 2003.

In case you missed it, here are John Tavares' four goals he recorded Sunday night in Columbus:

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Bridgeport, Conn -- It was a tough friday night for the Islanders in their final preseason game of the season.

The Boston Bruins pummeled the Isles 6-1 in front of a sellout crowd of 8,600, -- a large number of which were Bruins fans -- at Webster Bank Arena. Kyle Okposo scored the lone goal for the Islanders on the power play after Brock Nelson left the game after being hit from behind by Kevan Miller in the second period.

The Islanders fielded a roster primarily made up of AHL players and a handful of NHL regulars, which played into how the game turned out, but it was still as ugly a preseason loss as they come. Inside the locker room after the game there was a very somber atmosphere. You could tell no one was taking the loss lightly.

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Bridgeport, Conn -- A scary moment occurred during Friday night's preseason game against the Boston Bruins.

Brock Nelson left the game after defenseman Kevin Miller hit Nelson into the boards head first. The play occurred midway through the second period with the Islanders trailing 3-0. Nelson, according to Arthur Staple, ?received five stitches and returned to the game in the third period.

Miller was given a five minute major for boarding and a game misconduct. Islander captain John Tavares immediately went after Miller for the?hit on Nelson.

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Why bother running to the bench or bending over to pick up a stick when you can just do what Casey Cizikas did?And Josh Bailey lays out for the winning goal: 
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The Mighty Ducks series of hockey movies helped create a lot of young hockey fans in the 90s, this one included. The movies were so popular that Disney even went so far as to create an actual hockey team based on them. Two of the characters in the movies were Fulton Reed and Dean Portman, the team's enforcers. In D2, they quite literally teamed up on the ice against opponents as the 'bash brothers' hitting anything and everything.In last night's loss to Buffalo, the Islanders Matt Martin and Cal Clutterbuck had their own Bash Brothers moment during the third period:Ok, it's not a cartoonish clothesline like the original, but it's close:
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Thanks to Keith for capturing the above from last night's game in Newark. I'd like to imagine that the guy stomps his feet and storms out of the building after that, forever renouncing his fandom due to a shootout loss on opening night. But he's probably just crazy. And I judge that solely on the retro green and red jersey he's wearing.Speaking of the Devils, the Post notes this morning that Marty Brodeur was "shaky" last night, which is an assessment I would agree with.[sny-box]Of the three goals Brodeur allowed in regulation, two were through his five-hole, with the other finding its way over his stacked pads on a Michael Grabner breakaway.?I?d like to get one goal back. I think I made the right decision on the first goal, I was just unlucky and the puck kind of snuck through my pad there,? Brodeur said. ?Apart from that, I made the saves that were important in the hockey game.?It?s amazing how many breakaways that guy gets,? Brodeur added referring to Grabner who had four shots, three on beak aways.[/sny-box]The Devils will have a tough situation to handle. How do you tell the franchise, hall of fame goaltender that he needs to be the backup? Schneider is the better goalie and the one that will be playing in a Devils uniform for years to come.Newsday notes that Cal Clutterbuck is back skating and has Capuano's take on the goalies, even saying he thinks Nabby is/was fatigued from playing almost all of the team's games last season. [sny-box]"After all those games Nabby played last season, I think there was a little bit of a fatigue factor that set in," Capuano said. "I'll consult with [goaltender coach Mike Dunham] and see what we want to do after tonight."[/sny-box]Also: Bridgeport opens their season tonight at home... Here's your link to the Nabby and Stan show... And Michael Grabner is a fast person...
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Highlights from Sunday's game in Nashville finally have made their way onto the internet, despite not being broadcast anywhere, because everything makes its way onto the internet these days.You can check them out here if you're interested, but in a 2-0 preseason shutout there's really not a lot of so-called highlights to go around. However, we have gif'ed the pertinent points for you. First up, here's Matt Carkner just beating the hell out of a Predator who got too close in the crease. And this next one, this is really quite something from Joe Finley. I'm just going to leave it here:While teammates Johan Sundstrom, Matt Donovan and Brock Nelson get long looks with the Big Club this week, Kirill Kabanov is at Sound Tigers camp. He took a severe cut to the arm early last season as a point of adversity and something that has set back his development an unknown quantity. The CT Post profiled him yesterday:[sny-box]"I need to earn the coaches' respect. Most important, I need to be a leader."How does he plan to do that?"I need to score goals," Kabanov said. "I need to help the team, score goals on the power play, make nice moves, make sure my game is on the right page."Kabanov, 21, showed flashes of the skill that made him a prospect. It wasn't there every night, and injuries and illness slowed him all year, beginning with the accidental spill in Worcester on Oct. 26. The gash to his left wrist required emergency surgery and kept him out until late January.He finished with just two goals and seven assists in 32 games for Bridgeport. He went home disappointed, but he says he returned mentally ready for a big year.[/sny-box]To his credit, he's doing and saying all the right things after a tough year and not being where he likely wants to be after training camp.Kyle Okposo put up only four goals last year, but CBS says that he's due for a bounce back year because he's way more talented than four-goals-talented and because shooting percentage:[sny-box]A little more important than just saying he has to be better, though, is the fact that he shot a staggeringly low shooting percentage. Putting shots on net wasn't a problem but scoring them was as he hit on just 4.0 percent of his shots. That was 5.5 percentage points below his career average (which was certainly brought down by the past season's mark) and almost 12 whole percentage points behind his shooting percentage the year before. The 15.8 percent mark he put up that season was a bit too high but there is a happy medium in there.[/sny-box]In case you missed it, here's Glen Sather going nuclear on Derek Stepan who still has yet to sign a contract and is holding out of training camp:[sny-box]"I don't think he is a big enough fool to think that he will sit out the year and it will do any good. He is in a gap contract and every one of our players has signed a gap contract."You look at the football players who are making minimum wage, they get paid after they go through that time. I find it frustrating that some teams are in a hurry to sign these guys to big contracts. I think it's because the owners or managers panic and it's unfortunate that he has listened to his agent and decided [to do] that."[/sny-box]He's trying to scare his player into signing, which I'm not sure will work if that player has already made the decision to skip camp. But there's not much else Sather can do unless he decides to give in. There's still time for that offer sheet, Isles.On Twitter, Parker Milner shows off the design for his new Sound Tigers helmet. Can we conclude from this that the Sound Tigers will be carrying three goalies this year? No way, but Milner is at least planning not to get shipped off to Stockton (ECHL team, not the prison in Sons of Anarchy).ALSO: The Post profile's Long Beach's own Joey Diamond... Newsday on Brock Nelson...
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The NHL instituted a bunch of new rules this season, one of which was that all players with less than 26 NHL games under their belt must wear visors. Another rule to piggyback off of this was that fighters would be assessed a minor penalty if they removed their helmets themselves before a fight.Fighting with a visor on is considered 'weak' and all that, but it also runs the risk of cracking the shield, which could potentially slice a hand or face open and generally be bad for everyone involved.?So, last night in Newark when Brett Gallant and New Jersey's Krys Barch squared off for Round Two, they?did what the kids do in junior hockey where there are similar rules; they took off each other's visors.(Upon further review, it looks like Gallant is taking them both off, but it's the general idea. Also, Barch did undo his chinstrap before the two engaged.)Both players got five for fighting but nothing more. The referees didn't seem keen to call the additional minor penalty on either player for the helmet removal. Here's the exact rule if you're curious,?Rule 46.6:

Helmets?- No player may remove his helmet prior to engaging in a fight. If he should do so, he shall be assessed a two minute minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. Helmets that come off in the course of and resulting from the altercation will not result in a penalty to either player.

All that said, I can only image it's a matter of time before the league closes the Gallant-Barch loophole with another new rule.
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From last night's third period, Cal Clutterbuck took a big spill on a hip check from Calgary's newest?very rich man?Dennis Wideman. Clutterbuck's group of "B" squad Islanders lost 5-3 in the newly aired out and dried off Saddledome. The other set of Islanders didn't fare much better, losing 4-2 at Regina, which is a place in Canada and not the second cousin on your mom's side of the family.? Your bonus .gif is from the same game and after the jump; Griffin Reinhart with a strong move to keep Lee Stempniak off the puck. Circa: third period, last night.
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Below is John Tortorella's reaction to Ryan Callahan's game winning goal on Thursday night that sent the Rangers into the playoffs.

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Below are TWO animated versions of the move Rick Nash made to set up Carl Hagelin.

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Below, Eric emailed in a close up gif of Tortorella fist pumping

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via the Rangers

MARIAN GABORIK CAPTURES MVP HONORS AT 2012 NHL ALL-STAR GAME

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via Charlie in the comments

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After his three point performance on Sunday night, Derek Stepan was a hot topic on the MSG post game show.

Brian Leetch remarked how Stepan has become very good at buying time and space on the ice and Joe Micheletti talked about how smart a player Stepan is.

Dave Maloney said that Stepan's coast to coast goal reminded him of Pavel Datsyuk and "when you can handle the puck and are confident with the puck, I don't care how tired you are, you are gonna be a good player. Every time he had the puck a good play was made, I thought he was tremendous"

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Look for Prust and Del Zotto and Del Zotto and Boyle later today.
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I don't know why this one turned out crappy, but I am working on getting a better version up.

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It is also very funny when you rewind it, I am working on a version like that.

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This is my first attempt at an animated gif so there is a lot of room for improvement. Ideally I would like them to be bigger, but that makes the files bigger and makes the page load slower, and I want to fix up the speed a little, but I think this one turned out okay. Let me know if you have any tips.

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