Tavares produced an assist in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Canadiens. Tavares recorded the secondary helper on Alex Kerfoot's third-period marker. The 30-year-old Tavares is chugging along with six goals, 11 assists, 52 shots on net and 22 hits through 19 appearances this year. Expect him to continue playing the pivot on the second line.
Tavares scored a goal Thursday in a 7-3 win over the Senators. It was his first goal in seven games. Like linemate William Nylander, Tavares has taken a lot of heat this week from one Toronto sports writer that said his game appears stalled. Sure, JT isn't scoring like Auston Matthews, but 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 18 games isn't exactly chopped liver. Tavares has four points in his last five games and continues to log big minutes for perhaps the strongest and best offense in the NHL. Keep him out there. You'll reap the rewards.
Tavares recorded a pair of assists and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Canadiens. Tavares briefly left the contest after Shea Weber landed on him in the second period. Both of Tavares' assists came after he returned from the locker room, clearly no worse for wear. The 30-year-old center is up to a strong 14 points in as many outings. He's added 39 shots on net, a plus-5 rating and 18 hits this season. He'll have a couple days to rest up before the Maple Leafs host the Canadiens on Saturday.
Tavares returned to Wednesday's game versus the Canadiens, David Alter of The Hockey News reports. Tavares briefly went to the locker room after getting cut and landed on by Canadiens blueliner Shea Weber. The 30-year-old Tavares appeared no worse for wear, allowing fantasy managers and Leafs fans to breathe a sigh of relief.
Tavares left in the second period of Wednesday's game against the Canadiens, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports. Shea Weber landed on Tavares net after a dust-up in the second period. Tavares will be evaluated in the locker room, and it's uncertain if he'll return to the game. The Maple Leafs' captain logged 8:05 of ice time and three shots on net before departing.
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