That's 11 points in seven playoff games for Johnny T, which makes him the current postseason scoring leader. With 31 shots on goal during that span and an average ice time well over 20 minutes, Tavares is showing the world why the Isles have built their franchise around him and looks about as dangerous as anyone as Round 2 gets underway.
John Tavares potted both goals in Sunday's 2-1 double overtime win over the Panthers.
He played the hero in this one to help the New York Islanders advance past the first round for the first time in 23 years, as the first tally tied things up with just 54 seconds remaining in regulation. The captain had a terrific series with nine points (five goals, four assists) and will again be one of the biggest scoring threats in the playoffs as Tavares and the Isles advance to take on the Lightning.
John Tavares scored the only goal for the New York Islanders Wednesday in a 2-1 loss to Florida in Game 4.
Johnny T did what he does best, beating Roberto Luongo top shelf where grandma keeps the marmalade with a lethal wrist shot. Tavares' power-play marker gives him three goals and four assists in the series to go with a healthy 19 shots while averaging 21:16 of ice time. In short, the 25-year-old has performed up to his superstar standards and will almost certainly factor into more scoring with the series heading back down to Sunrise on Friday.
John Tavares had two assists and fired five shots on goal in Sunday's Game 3 win over the Panthers.
Tavares has had an excellent postseason thus far, recording two goals and six points in three games to help the New York Islanders grab a 2-1 series lead over the Panthers. The Isles captain fell somewhat short of expectations with 70 points in the regular season, but the 25-year-old is one of the best hockey players in the game and has brought it for the postseason. Look for Tavares, who is riding a three-game point streak, to continue being a huge factor for the Islanders.
John Tavares scored the New York Islanders ' only goal in a 3-1 loss to Florida in Game 2 on Friday.
Johnny T also threw a game-high nine shots on goal, which is a good sign for those counting on the superstar in playoff pools. With the series shifting to Brooklyn on Sunday tied 1-1, expect Tavares to perform at a similarly high level in front of what's sure to be a rowdy crowd witnessing their first ever playoff game at Barclays Center.