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John Tavares | Center

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 209
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John Tavares scored his 30th goal of the 2014-15 season on Saturday, but the New York Islanders lost to the Carolina Hurricanes by a score of 5-3.
That represented his 65th point of this campaign, at least briefly putting him alone at first place in NHL scoring. That could change as Saturday goes along, but the bottom line is that he's having another strong season. Feb 28 - 8:09 PM

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John Tavares and the New York Islanders were shutout by the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 on Sunday.

The Islanders fired 37 shots on goal in the game but they were unable to beat Ryan Miller and Eddie Lack. Tavares led all skaters with six shots on goal in the game. The Islanders dropped both of their games this weekend. Tavares had his five-game point streak snapped.
Feb 22 - 9:39 PM

John Tavares' continued brilliance couldn't land the New York Islanders a win on Saturday, as they fell 3-2 in a shootout to the Washington Capitals.

Tavares generated two assists to give him 33 on the season and 62 points, just two behind the NHL scoring lead. He's now on a five-game point streak, with four of those contests being multi-point outputs. During this impressive run, Tavares has five goals and six assists.
Feb 21 - 3:36 PM

John Tavares had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.

Tavares is on a three-game goal scoring streak. He has 28 goals and 58 points in 58 contests in 2014-15. His single season career-high is 81 points, set back in 2011-2012 and it wouldn't be surprising to see him top that this season.
Feb 18 - 5:51 AM

John Tavares powered the Islanders with four points in their 6-3 win over the Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

The Islanders and Blue Jackets entered the third period tied at 3. Tavares scored twice — to make the score 5-3 and 6-3, and he also added two assists on both of Josh Bailey’s first-period goals. Tavares has quietly put together another fantastic season, now with 26 goals and 55 points in 56 games. Bailey also had an assist. Other goal scorers for the Islanders included Frans Nielsen (goal, assist) and Ryan Strome. Anders Lee had four assists, while he, Tavares and Bailey finished a game-high plus-four.
Feb 14 - 9:55 PM

John Tavares lit the lamp for the Islanders on the power play in their 2-1 loss against the Bruins on Saturday night.

Tavares finally has the supporting cast this year to make serious noise come playoff time. This time, he and his teammates couldn’t muster enough offense against one of the game’s premiere goalies. Tavares has 24 goals and 50 points this season. Frans Nielsen and Travis Hamonic had assists.
Feb 7 - 10:06 PM

John Tavares had an assist in a 4-2 loss Tuesday night.

Tavares has recorded at least a point in six of his last seven games. He has 23 goals and 49 points in 50 contests this season.
Feb 4 - 6:21 AM

John Tavares has received the NHL's second star of the month for January.

He generated eight goals and 16 points in 12 games, as the Islanders took over the top spot in the Metropolitan Division. Tavares had a five-game scoring streak snapped this past Saturday and he registered seven multi-point outings.
Feb 2 - 3:32 PM

The New York Islanders' special teams let them down in Saturday's 4-1 loss to Detroit on Saturday afternoon.

The Islanders went 1-for-4 on the man-advantage but they allowed Detroit to score two power play goals. The Wings added another goal just after time expired on a New York penalty. "Special teams hurt us again," said forward John Tavares. "We have to be better on the PK and the power play has to generate more."
Feb 1 - 9:51 AM

John Tavares had a goal and an assist in the Islanders' 5-2 loss to Boston on Thursday night.

The pair of points extended the 24-year-old's streak to five straight games on the scoresheet. In that span Tavares has four goals and five assists for nine points, just a few shy of his output at Sunday's All Star Game. The captain will look to get his team on track for Saturday night's game against the Red Wings.
Jan 29 - 10:22 PM

John Tavares scored a goal for the Islanders Tuesday as they dismantled the Rangers by a score of 4-1.

Tavares notched a power play goal late in the third period and added a plus-1 rating and two shots on goal in the contest. The Isles also received contributions from Mikhail Grabovski, Matt Martin and Ryan Strome in the victory.
Jan 27 - 10:42 PM

John Tavares wasn't upset over being snubbed for the All-Star MVP.

Tavares had four goals, but the award and car that came with it instead went to hometown favorite Ryan Johansen, as per a fan vote. "I had my parents, two sisters and girlfriend here, and they all said they wanted a new car," Tavares said. "So it's almost good that I didn't win." He's the sixth player in history to get four goals in a NHL All-Star Game.
Source: NY Post
Jan 26 - 9:50 AM

John Tavares scored four goals in Team Toews' 17-12 win over Team Foligno in Sunday's NHL All-Star game.

The four goals tie an NHL All-Star game record which he now shares with five others. The 17 goals scored by Team Toews and the 29 goals combined are both All-Star game records. Flyers' forward Jakub Voracek led all skaters with six points, while Jonathan Toews (Blackhawks) and Patrice Bergeron (Bruins) had five points each.
Jan 25 - 8:24 PM

Up to two feet of snow is expected to hit the New York City and Long Island area starting on Monday morning, but there's still no word if the Islanders will take on the Rangers Tuesday evening.

While those involved in the actual traveling won't appreciate the "wait and see approach", it makes sense to first see how the five boroughs and two counties respond to the downfall. At the earliest, we'll know Monday afternoon. The Islanders lead the Metropolitan with 63 points, three more ahead of Pittsburgh, and five ahead of the Rangers, who currently own the third slot in the Metro.
Jan 25 - 5:25 PM

John Tavares says the vast improvement of the Islanders who were the 26th best team last season but are currently fourth best in the NHL, have to do with the acquisitions of Jaroslav Halak, Johnny Boychuck, Nick Leddy and others.

Garth Snow was certainly busy in the off-season and the lead up to the start of the regular season. "You look at the depth of our team and the contributions everyone has made in all places -- up front, the back end and goaltending,'' Tavares said. "You really see everyone has kind of identified with the way they need to play, within the team concept. "It's a great mix." Of course, it never hurts to have a great talent like Tavares on your team.
Jan 25 - 8:25 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1John Tavares
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Frans Nielsen
4Ryan Strome
5Casey Cizikas
6Kael Mouillierat
7Anders Lee
LW1Michael Grabner
2Matt Martin
3Brock Nelson
4Eric Boulton
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Josh Bailey
3Nikolay Kulemin
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Colin McDonald
D1Lubomir Visnovsky
2Johnny Boychuk
3Nick Leddy
4Calvin De Haan
5Travis Hamonic
6Thomas Hickey
7Brian Strait
8Matt Donovan
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Chad Johnson