New York Islanders
Name  John Tavares
Born  9/20/1990
Height  6-1
Weight  209
Shoots  L
10/28/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Islanders center John Tavares scored his fourth goal of the season Tuesday.
Insight: Tavares scored on the power play as New York notched the final two goals of the second period on the man advantage to tie the game. Winnepeg, however, won on Andrew Ladd's score in the third period.
10/21/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Islanders center John Tavares notched his third goal of the season.
Insight: He now has 10 points, and is clearly looking like one of the best players in the game. Tavares has a chance to be a top-three fantasy player by season's end.
10/16/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Islanders center John Tavares continued his stellar start to the 2014-15 season.
Insight: He had two assists on the night, and now has nine points on the season. Tavares has a great chance to finish as a top-three fantasy player this season.
10/14/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Islanders center John Tavares had a goal and an assist as the Islanders defeated the Rangers, 6-3, on Tuesday.
Insight: Tavares scored at the 15:03 mark in the second period to tie the game, 2-2. The Islanders then scored the first four goals of the third period to turn the game into a rout. Tavares assisted the Islanders' final goal from Nick Leddy.
10/11/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Islanders center John Tavares had another solid game with a goal, an assist on three shots.
Insight: The Islanders power play scored two more times tonight. He's been scoring a point-a-game for three seasons so this isn't anything we weren't expecting.
10/10/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Islanders center John Tavares had three assists, two penalty minutes and three shots in the season opener against the Hurricanes.
Insight: The Islanders power play was really clicking on opening night. New York scored twice on the man advantage in the first two periods and the one time they did not score on the power play, the Islanders put the puck in the net about a second after the Hurricane penalty expired. All three of Tavares' points came on the power play.
9/30/2014 6:53:00 PM
Description: Islanders center John Tavares said he is happy to be playing in preseason games after missing the end of the 2013-2014 with a knee injury according to New York Newsday.
Insight: Tavares broke his leg skating for Team USA at the Olympics, which prevented him from finishing last season. Many experts believe that Tavares will be in the Art Ross Trophy conversation this year. He scored 24 goals and 66 points in 59 games last season.
5/15/2014 8:13:00 PM
Description: Islanders center John Tavares has resumed skating. SOURCE:
Insight: Tavares (24 goals, 42 assists in 59 games) missed the second half of the year after tearing his MCL at the Olympics. It's unknown if he'll be ready for the start of next season.
2/24/2014 8:16:00 PM
Description: New York has officially placed center John Tavares on injured reserve. SOURCE:
Insight: It's just a formality as Tavares (24 goals, 42 assists in 59 games) has already been ruled out for the season with a torn MCL. The Islanders are hoping he'll be ready for the start of next season.
2/20/2014 7:55:00 PM
Description: New York center John Tavares has been diagnosed with a torn MCL. He's out for the season. SOURCE: Arthur Staple, Newsday
Insight: The Islanders weren't going to make the playoffs anyway but this is still a devastating injury and one that could have a huge impact on whether or not NHL players will be allowed to compete in the next Olympics. Islanders GM Garth Snow voiced his frustration on this subject Thursday by saying, "It's a joke. They want all the benefits from NHL players playing in the Olympics and don't want to pay when our best player gets hurt." Tavares will finish the year with 24 goals and 42 assists in 59 appearances.
2/19/2014 3:52:00 PM
Description: Islanders center John Tavares suffered a knee injury while playing for Team Canada in the Olympics and will sit out the rest of the tournament. SOURCE:
Insight: Tavares isn't that important to Canada's chances because he plays on the fourth line, but he's a fantasy superstar who has produced 24 goals, 66 points and 188 SOG in 59 games this season. The Isles next game is on Feb. 27, and his status for that game is unclear.
Hot1/7/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: New York center John Tavares followed up his three-goal, two-assist game Monday against Dallas with three assists Tuesday at Toronto.
Insight: Tavares has posted 16 points during his seven-game scoring streak and 54 points (20 goals) in 44 games this season.
Hot1/6/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: New York center John Tavares had a hat trick, two assists, six SOG and a +3 Monday against the Stars.
Insight: The Isles star is on fire and has put up 13 points in his last five games and now has 300 in 334 games in his NHL career. He's having his best season, scoring 20 goals and adding 31 assists, 137 SOG and 32 PIM in 43 games.
12/28/2013 2:20:00 PM
Description: New York center John Tavares won't play Saturday against New Jersey. SOURCE:
Insight: He's out with a lower body injury. By sitting out, Tavares is snapping his streak of 246 consecutive games played. Consider him questionable for Sunday night's game in Minnesota.
Hot12/27/2013 3:52:00 PM
Description: Islanders center John Tavares missed practice Friday due to a lower back injury, according to Arthur Staple of Newsday. The injury is not considered to be a long-term problem.
Insight: Tavares is questionable for Saturday's game. The 23-year-old has put up similar production to last season, but a higher percentage of his points have come from assists than goals this year. He has 13 goals, 26 assists and 114 SOG in 38 games after tallying 28 goals, 19 assists and 162 SOG in 48 games last season.
Hot11/16/2013 10:14:00 PM
Description: Islanders center John Tavares extended his scoring streak to five games with a goal and an assist Saturday against the Red Wings.
Insight: The superstar center has nine goals and 25 points in 21 games this season. He's only attempted one shot over the last two games but still has provided fantasy owners with a goal and three points in that span.
11/14/2013 6:37:00 PM
Description: Islanders center John Tavares is good to go for Thursday's contest against the Kings. SOURCE: Arthur Staple, Newsday
Insight: Tavares' status had been in question after missing Wednesday's practice with a hip issue. He hasn't faced the Kings since February of 2012.
Hot11/12/2013 9:43:00 PM
Description: John Tavares had a hand in two of the Islanders' three goals Tuesday in a win against the Predators.
Insight: He scored one and assisted on the other. Tavares has registered at least one point in six out of his last seven contests. He's New York's best player and a legitimate MVP candidate.
Hot10/8/2013 9:45:00 PM
Description: Islanders center John Tavares scored his first goal of the season and added a second Tuesday against Phoenix.
Insight: Tavares has 13 SOG in three games this season. The 23-year-old should easily exceed 80 points in 2013-14.
Hot4/18/2013 9:42:00 PM
Description: Islanders center John Tavares snapped a three-game scoring drought with three points (2 G, 1 A) Thursday against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Tavares (26 G, 19 A) had a -9 as recently as April 1, but he finished with a +3 Thursday and is +8 over his last eight games.

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