John Tavares Named NHL First Star of the Week

New York Islanders captain John Tavares was named the NHL’s First Star of the Week for the week ending October 29.

In three games, Tavares recorded six goals and one assist, including two hat tricks.

The first one came Tuesday against the Coyotes, in a four-point performance that also saw him score the game-winning goal.

Tavares failed to record a point Thursday, but then recorded the second natural hat trick of his career, scoring three goals in the third period in a 6-2 win over the Predators.

Tavares now leads the Islanders in points with 13 and ranks third in the NHL in goals with nine.