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Tavares stakes claim for Hart

With a dazzling display in his hometown Thursday, the Islanders alternate captain made a statement for himself and his team

Updated: April 18, 2013, 11:52 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

TORONTO -- We interrupt the recent Alex Ovechkin Hart Trophy love-in to bring you Thursday night's PSA from the John Tavares fan club.

The New York Islanders' superstar alternate captain proved yet again on this night why he, too, deserves some late-season Hart buzz after putting on a show in his hometown in another big victory by his team.

The 22-year-old center put up two goals and an assist, and was all over the puck all night long, as his Islanders beat the Toronto ...

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