John Tavares C NYI 4 months ago

Tavares has been named a finalist for the Hart Trophy, according to Newsday.

Tavares had 38 goals and 86 points this season, missing the NHL scoring title by a single point. Tavares is the Islanders only true goal scorer and played with revolving wings throughout the season so he will get serious consideration for this award but in the end it may be to hard to pass on Alexander Ovechkin as scoring 53 goals in this day and age is just extremely impressive.

John Tavares C NYI 4 months ago

Tavares had a goal and assist in Saturday's Game 6 win over the Capitals. He opened the scoring seven minutes into the game and set up the winner.

He now has six points in six games and is the reason the winning goal was scored. There was a bit of a shoving match going on in between the two benches and he gathered the puck up and took off up the middle. He tried to split the defenders and was bowled over by two Caps before he could get the shot off. The puck squirted to a teammate, who set up Nik Kulemin who wrapped it in while those two Caps were still in the corner with Tavares.

John Tavares C NYI 4 months ago

Tavares scored the game-winning goal 15 seconds into overtime in Sunday's Game 3 win over the Capitals.

After being limited to just two shots on goal combined in the first two games of the series, Tavares rounded back into form with four tries on net, and played the hero for the Isles in Game 3. He's collected a point in each of the three games and will need to continue that kind of production in order to grab a 3-1 series lead in Long Island on Tuesday.

John Tavares C NYI 5 months ago

Tavares goes into the postseason on a six-game, 12-point scoring streak after he scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's loss to Columbus. He has four goals and eight assists in that span.

His 86 points aren't enough to win the Art Ross -- Jamie Benn took that title with a four-point effort (87 points) Saturday. But Tavares has something Benn doesn't and that's a postseason berth. Tavares' fantasy value just continues to climb.

John Tavares C NYI 5 months ago

Tavares collected another three points Tuesday against the Flyers, scoring his 36th goal to go along with two assists and a plus-2 rating despite a 5-4 loss.

As the playoffs approach, Tavares is in full-on superstar form, having racked up a patently ridiculous nine points in the last four games. Oh, and with 83 points on the year, he's now tied with Sidney Crosby atop the NHL.

John Tavares C NYI 5 months ago

Tavares scored a goal and contributed an assist Thursday against the Blue Jackets.

That's five points in the last two games for the suddenly white-hot Tavares, who'd managed only a goal and an assist over the prior eight contests. With 79 points to his credit, he's now just one back of Sidney Crosby for the NHL lead.

John Tavares C NYI 5 months ago

Tavares picked up three assist in Sunday's win over the Red Wings.

A clutch performance from Tavares, who moves into second in the NHL scoring race with 77 points in 77 games. He's producing in almost all fantasy categories and remains one of the league's most lethal threats. With 261 shots on goal, 12 power-play markers and seven-game-winners, make sure Tavares is in your lineup every game.

John Tavares C NYI 5 months ago

Tavares scored his first goal in six games Tuesday, but that was the extent of the Isles' offense in a 2-1 shootout loss to Minnesota.

It was his first legit point in that six-game span, too, as his assist on Saturday (the only other point he managed over that stretch) came on an empty-net goal. Nonetheless, Tavares is already sitting on a career-high goal mark (34) and has a very good chance to meet or exceed his career-best 81 points, so there's no reason not to have him in your lineup.

John Tavares C NYI 5 months ago

Tavares set up Kyle Okposo's empty-net goal in the third period of Saturday's 3-0 victory over the Devils.

The Islanders generally go as Tavares goes, so it's no surprise that when the star center failed to record a point over the last four games, the team lost all those matches while collectively producing four goals during that time. The team was able to get back into the win column Saturday, however, so we could begin to see Tavares return to the steady scoring clip he's been producing at prior to the downturn. Continue to keep Tavares active in anticipation of his inevitable reemergence.

John Tavares C NYI 6 months ago

Tavares netted the game-winning overtime goal and also added an assist in Monday's 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs.

Tavares is on fire, notching three straight multi-point games with three goals and four assists in that span. The 24-year-old's 33 goals are already a personal-best, and a new career high in points should follow as he's just nine away from his 81-point mark from the 2011-12 season.