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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tavares scored a goal and added two assists in Saturday's SO loss to the Panthers. He has 19 points, including eight goals, in his last 11 games.

It was a landmark night for Johnny T, who moved one point ahead of Alexander Ovechkin for the league lead in points with 70. You know what to do.

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Tavares notched a goal and an assist while going plus-1 with two penalty minutes Thursday in a 4-3 road win over Nashville.

A well-rounded effort for Tavares, who's now provided 40 PIM on the season -- a nice bonus to complement his point-per-game scoring pace. It's no secret that he's one of the best; roll him out and enjoy.

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Tavares netted his 30th goal of the season in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Hurricanes. He has a modest three-game, three point (one goal, two assists) streak and 14 points, including six goals, in his last nine games.

He's now one goal shy of matching his career mark and he continues to deliver at a point-per-game pace. There's no doubt where he needs to be.

John Tavares C NYI 1 Month

Tavares picked up another two assists -- giving him 11 points in the last five games -- in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Capitals.Does anyone else smell the faint fragrance of a Hart or an Art Ross trophy off in the distance? J.T. has totally put the Islanders on his back since Kyle Okposo (upper body) played his last game Jan. 19, racking up a marvelous 21 points over a 15-game span. Yes, Tavares is a consensus first-round pick in most fantasy leagues, so his point-per-game production (62 in 60 thus far) isn't anything groundbreaking, but owners have to be thrilled with his recent surge. His 29 goals are two shy of his career high, so he'll definitely set a new career high there, too, as well as challenge his career-best 81 points he piled up in 2011-12. You simply can't go wrong with that.

John Tavares C NYI 1 Month

Tavares scored a goal for the fourth consecutive game -- this time on a power play -- and added an assist Thursday against Nashville.He's racked up nine points in these four games -- five of them goals. And Tavares is now just one short of his career high in power play points (25). You know what to do.

John Tavares C NYI 1 Month

Tavares found twine for the third consecutive game Tuesday, notching an empty-net goal and a power-play assist in a 4-1 win over Carolina.That's seven points and a plus-3 rating over the last three for Tavares, who'd actually been in a bit of a slump before that, with just three points in the prior seven games. But you can't keep the guy down for long -- he's one of the best, after all.

John Tavares C NYI 1 Month

Tavares scored two goals and added two assists in Saturday's 6-3 win over Columbus.The game was actually tied at threes after two periods, so things were a lot closure than it seems. But as he often does, JT just picked up the Isles and slung them over his back. He has 26 goals and 29 helpers for 55 in 56 games. #nobrainer.