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Tavares needed a few stitches to close the wound but is not in any danger of missing Tuesday's game versus Montreal.

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Tavares scored his 13th goal of the season in Saturday's win over Tampa Bay.

He's on track for a 30 goal season. He's behind his scoring pace from the past few seasons and he has just six points in his last 10 games. He hasn't had a two-point game since Nov. 22. It's hard to sit him, but we've been expecting more.

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Tavares found the net on one of his three shot attempts in Thursday's loss to the Blues.

With a goal or assist in three straight contests, Tavares continues to chug along at just under a point-per-game pace on the season. He's only had two multi-point showings since opening the campaign with four of that variety, but there's something to be said about his relative consistency.

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Tavares picked up an assist Saturday and in doing so, he extended his current point streak to three games and three points. He has 23 points in 24 games.

Slow and steady wins the race and this guy has every chance to do just that. Or come close to it anyway. He has a 90 point season in him; it just might not be this season.

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Tavares had his first multi-point game since Nov. 5 on Saturday night. He scored a goal and added an assist in a 4-1 win over Pittsburgh.

He still has 20 points in as many games, but multi-point efforts have been hard to come by. That won't stop us from rolling him out there every game we can. #nhlstud.

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Tavares sniped a pair of goals Wednesday, including the game winner in Wednesday's 3-2 OT win over the Ducks.

Tavares and Co. capitalized on the absence of Ducks superstars Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf, who both sat out with the flu. JT now has six goals and 14 points in 12 games this season and should further find his groove as the season marches on.

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Tavares picked up two assists and scored the game-winning goal in the shootout Thursday against the Sharks.

That's why he's the star. Tavares has delivered multi-point efforts in all four games to stat the year, giving him an amazing nine points in the early going. As long as he avoids injury, he's in for a huge season -- perhaps his best yet.

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Tavares scored a goal and handed out an assist in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Rangers.

Tavares has opened the season with three consecutive multi-point games, piling up two goals and five assists. It's no coincidence that the Isles are 3-0 on the year.

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Tavares was the game's first star on Saturday when he helped the Islanders to a 4-3 win over the Hurricanes. He scored a power-play goal, added an even-strength assist and even picked up a roughing minor.

The goal was his first of the season, but he has five points in his first two games. He just turned 24 and the best is yet to come, and that's saying something considering he scored at a point-per-game pace at age 21. You know what to do.

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Tavares dished out three assists -- two on the power play-- in Friday's season-opening win over the Hurricanes.

A terrific start for Tavares, who appears fully healthy after missing 22 games last season with a knee injury. The Isles' recent blueline acquisitions of Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy will only help Tavares as the season progresses. If Tavares remains healthy, there is no reason he can't reach 80-plus points in 2014-15. What a way to kick off the season.