Tavares tallied four assists in Thursday's 5-3 victory over Detroit. The helpers were Tavares' first of the season. He has 10 points, including six goals, in just five games. He looks good in blue and white. Really good.
Tavares scored twice -- once on the power play -- in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Stars. Tavares has proven to be a strong net-front presence as he notched his second power-play goal of the season off of a Mitch Marner feed. His second of the night came on a back-handed wraparound that Ben Bishop wasn't close to stopping. Tavares now has six goals through four games.
Tavares scored his first hat trick as a member of the Maple Leafs in Sunday's 7-6 overtime win over the Blackhawks. It was a natural hattie; one of the snipes came on the power play. Tavares already has four goals in three games and the Leafs are putting up a lot of offense. Tavares and Auston Matthews are leading the way.
Tavares scored his first goal as a Maple Leaf in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Canadiens. It was a goal-scorer's goal. Tavares cut to the slot and fired the puck past Carey Price's blocker. Price had a clean look and still couldn't get to it. Tavares could be headed to career numbers in his first season as a Leaf. He hasn't had the kind of linemates he now has in Toronto and won't have to carry them, either, which bodes well in the offensive department for the Ontario native.
Tavares has four goals in two exhibition games with the Leafs. Tavares has dazzled in blue and white, but he hasn't faced NHL-quality competition. Next week will prove more of a test. However, it's clear he and linemate Mitch Marner already have strong chemistry. That means both could be top-10 fantasy scorers this season.
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