Tavares potted a pair of goals and added an assist in Sunday's 6-3 win over Minnesota. He now has five points in six games this season.
The Isles' captain also skated to a plus-2 and blocked three shots in a season-low 17:25 of ice time, making it an all around productive night. Despite his ups and downs, Tavares is as solid a fantasy contributor as they come and always seems to fine a way to land within the point-per-game ballpark.
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.