|May 8 5:57 PM PT6:57 PM MT7:57 PM CT8:57 PM ET0:57 GMT8:57 5:57 PM MST7:57 PM EST4:57 UAE (+1)20:57 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares underwent surgery on his right hand last month but is expected to be ready for the start of next season, Newsday reported Monday. Tavares' hand still is in a cast, although it is expected to be removed next week.
Analysis: Tavares collected 28 goals and 38 assists in 77 games this season. A lower-body injury forced Tavares to miss the final five games, with New York finishing one point behind the Maple Leafs for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference.
|Mar. 31 7:55 PM PT8:55 PM MT9:55 PM CT10:55 PM ET2:55 GMT10:55 7:55 PM MST9:55 PM EST6:55 UAE (+1)22:55 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares hurt his left hamstring in a 2-1 win against New Jersey on Friday, and coach Doug Weight says there's no expectation he can return before the Islanders close their season against Ottawa on April 9. Weight provided the update before New York's game at Buffalo on Sunday.
Analysis: Tavares leads New York with 66 points and is second with 28 goals in 77 games. The Islanders filled Tavares' roster spot by calling up center Connor Jones from the minors.
|Mar. 26 7:56 AM PT8:56 AM MT9:56 AM CT10:56 AM ET14:56 GMT22:56 7:56 AM MST9:56 AM EST18:56 UAE10:56 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares opened the scoring at 10:05 of the first on Saturday, rifling the puck past Anton Khudobin after skating through and around the Boston defense.
Analysis: Tavares' 28th goal this season tied the captain with Bob Nystrom for eighth place on the franchise lost with 235 goals.
|Mar. 25 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET15:28 GMT23:28 8:28 AM MST10:28 AM EST19:28 UAE11:28 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares had two assists and scored in the shootout in Friday's 4-3 win over the Penguins.
Analysis: Tavares has points in 13 of 16 games, tallying seven goals and nine assists. The Isles host the Bruins on Saturday, however, and Tavares doesn't have a point in two games against them this season.
|Mar. 23 7:33 AM PT8:33 AM MT9:33 AM CT10:33 AM ET14:33 GMT22:33 7:33 AM MST9:33 AM EST18:33 UAE10:33 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares had another assist in Wednesday's win, giving him four goals and five assists over his last nine games.
Analysis: Tavares remained one goal from tying Bobby Nystrom (235) for eighth place on the Islanders' career goal-scoring list.
|Mar. 18 12:38 PM PT1:38 PM MT2:38 PM CT3:38 PM ET19:38 GMT3:38 12:38 PM MST2:38 PM EST23:38 UAE15:38 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares scored in the Islanders' 3-2 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets on Saturday.
Analysis: Tavares has four goals and four assists in his last eight games.
|Mar. 14 6:20 PM PT7:20 PM MT8:20 PM CT9:20 PM ET1:20 GMT9:20 6:20 PM MST8:20 PM EST5:20 UAE (+1)21:20 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares scored 34 seconds into overtime as the New York Islanders beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: It was the team-leading 26th goal for Tavares, who has six goals and five assists in his last 12 games.
|Mar. 10 7:57 AM PT8:57 AM MT9:57 AM CT10:57 AM ET15:57 GMT23:57 8:57 AM MST10:57 AM EST19:57 UAE10:57 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares scored his team-leading 25th goal Thursday.
Analysis: Tavares has keyed the Islanders' current 6-2-1 stretch with five goals and four assists.
|Mar. 8 7:58 AM PT8:58 AM MT9:58 AM CT10:58 AM ET15:58 GMT23:58 8:58 AM MST10:58 AM EST19:58 UAE10:58 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares contributed two assists Tuesday and posted a plus-2.
Analysis: Tavares, who had been a minus-3 over his previous four games, has eight points in his last eight.
|Mar. 5 3:34 PM PT4:34 PM MT5:34 PM CT6:34 PM ET23:34 GMT7:34 4:34 PM MST6:34 PM EST3:34 UAE (+1)18:34 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares scored his 24th goal in Sunday's loss at Calgary.
Analysis: The Islanders captain has four goals in seven games after going eight straight without one. Tavares has 13 goals and 14 assists in his past 25 games.
|Feb. 24 7:03 AM PT8:03 AM MT9:03 AM CT10:03 AM ET15:03 GMT23:03 8:03 AM MST10:03 AM EST19:03 UAE10:03 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares had a goal and an assist and the Islanders beat the slumping Montreal Canadiens 3-0 Thursday night.
Analysis: The captain has scored in three straight games after going eight in a row without one, and the Islanders are making their playoff push.
|Feb. 18 6:44 PM PT7:44 PM MT8:44 PM CT9:44 PM ET2:44 GMT10:44 7:44 PM MST9:44 PM EST6:44 UAE (+1)21:44 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares' goal drought was extended when he missed a penalty shot during the first period of Saturday's 3-2 loss at New Jersey.
Analysis: The All-Star center hasn't scored in eight straight games, though he has notched five assists over that time frame. Tavares is still having his usually strong season, having compiled 20 goals and 28 assists through 56 games.
|Feb. 16 6:00 PM PT7:00 PM MT8:00 PM CT9:00 PM ET2:00 GMT10:00 7:00 PM MST9:00 PM EST6:00 UAE (+1)21:00 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares picked up two more assists in Thursday's win over the Rangers.
Analysis: The Islanders captain has nine goals and 12 assists in his past 17 games, helping New York go 11-4-2.
|Feb. 12 6:13 PM PT7:13 PM MT8:13 PM CT9:13 PM ET2:13 GMT10:13 7:13 PM MST9:13 PM EST6:13 UAE (+1)21:13 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares picked up a pair of assists in Sunday's win over Colorado.
Analysis: The Islanders captain has nine goals and 10 assists in his last 15 games, spurring New York to a 10-3-2 record in that span.
|Feb. 4 9:07 AM PT10:07 AM MT11:07 AM CT12:07 PM ET17:07 GMT1:07 10:07 AM MST12:07 PM EST21:07 UAE12:07 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares stayed hot with a goal and an assist in Friday's loss at Detroit.
Analysis: The All-Star center has helped key the Islanders' recent surge by racking up nine goals and seven assists over his last 10 games. Tavares, who's a plus-8 over that stretch, has generated multiple points in seven of those outings.
|Jan. 31 7:07 PM PT8:07 PM MT9:07 PM CT10:07 PM ET3:07 GMT11:07 8:07 PM MST10:07 PM EST7:07 UAE (+1)22:07 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares had an assist Tuesday against the Capitals.
Analysis: Tavares has eight goals and six assists in his last nine games.
|Jan. 26 5:55 PM PT6:55 PM MT7:55 PM CT8:55 PM ET1:55 GMT9:55 6:55 PM MST8:55 PM EST5:55 UAE (+1)20:55 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares had two assists in the Islanders' 3-1 win over the Canadiens on Thursday.
Analysis: Tavares has eight goals and five assists since Jan. 13, with the Islanders going 6-1-1.
|Jan. 24 5:47 PM PT6:47 PM MT7:47 PM CT8:47 PM ET1:47 GMT9:47 6:47 PM MST8:47 PM EST5:47 UAE (+1)20:47 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares had another strong performance with two assists Tuesday against Columbus.
Analysis: The Islanders captain has eight goals and three assists in his last seven games. That 11 points comes after he tallied just five points in the previous 12 contests.
|Jan. 21 6:24 PM PT7:24 PM MT8:24 PM CT9:24 PM ET2:24 GMT10:24 7:24 PM MST9:24 PM EST6:24 UAE (+1)21:24 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares had an assist and added an empty-net goal Saturday against Los Angeles.
Analysis: Tavares has eight goals in five games after tallying two in his previous 12.
|Jan. 19 5:52 PM PT6:52 PM MT7:52 PM CT8:52 PM ET1:52 GMT9:52 6:52 PM MST8:52 PM EST5:52 UAE (+1)20:52 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares scored twice, including a short-handed goal, as the Islanders beat the Stars 3-0 on Thursday.
Analysis: Tavares has seven goals in four games after tallying two in his previous 12. He's taken over the team lead with 18 goals and is on pace for his third straight 30-goal season.
|Jan. 14 5:43 PM PT6:43 PM MT7:43 PM CT8:43 PM ET1:43 GMT9:43 6:43 PM MST8:43 PM EST5:43 UAE (+1)20:43 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares had his second straight multigoal game with a pair in Saturday's loss in Carolina.
Analysis: Tavares has five goals in two games after tallying two in his previous 12. He's taken over the team lead with 16 goals is now on pace for his third straight 30-goal season.
|Jan. 13 7:11 PM PT8:11 PM MT9:11 PM CT10:11 PM ET3:11 GMT11:11 8:11 PM MST10:11 PM EST7:11 UAE (+1)22:11 ETNaN:� BRT - John Tavares scored three goals for his sixth career hat trick and recorded his 500th point in Friday's win at Florida.
Analysis: Tavares' three goals matched his total from the previous 13 games, and he tied Anders Lee for the team lead with 14 goals. Tavares has 11 goals and 10 assists in 25 career games against the Panthers.
|Jan. 7 8:32 PM PT9:32 PM MT10:32 PM CT11:32 PM ET4:32 GMT12:32 9:32 PM MST11:32 PM EST8:32 UAE23:32 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares was held without a point for the second straight game in Saturday's shootout loss at Arizona.
Analysis: With 26 points in 38 games, the Islanders captain is on pace for his least productive season since totaling 54 points in his 2009-10 rookie campaign. Tavares has just three multi-point games this season after he had 17 in 2015-16.
|Dec. 31 6:39 PM PT7:39 PM MT8:39 PM CT9:39 PM ET2:39 GMT10:39 7:39 PM MST9:39 PM EST6:39 UAE (+1)21:39 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares recorded a goal and an assist while finishing with a plus-2 on-ice rating in the Islanders' 6-2 win at Winnipeg on Saturday.
Analysis: The goal was just the second in nine games for the Islanders captain, who notched his first multi-point effort since Nov. 28. He entered the contest with only three points over his previous eight outings.
|Dec. 15 5:42 PM PT6:42 PM MT7:42 PM CT8:42 PM ET1:42 GMT9:42 6:42 PM MST8:42 PM EST5:42 UAE (+1)20:42 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares had an assist in Thursday's loss to Chicago and has not gone more than one game without a point since the first two games of the season.
Analysis: As consistent as the Islanders captain has been, Tavares only has one multi-point game this season. He had 17 last season.
|Dec. 10 8:18 PM PT9:18 PM MT10:18 PM CT11:18 PM ET4:18 GMT12:18 9:18 PM MST11:18 PM EST8:18 UAE23:18 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares scored in a third straight game during the Islanders' loss at Columbus on Saturday.
Analysis: The New York captain is on a five-game point streak as well and has at least one point in 17 of his last 22 contests.
|Dec. 8 6:01 PM PT7:01 PM MT8:01 PM CT9:01 PM ET2:01 GMT10:01 7:01 PM MST9:01 PM EST6:01 UAE (+1)21:01 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares has goals in back to back games after netting his eighth in Thursday's win over St. Louis.
Analysis: Tavares has points in four straight games and at least one in eight of his last 10. Barring injury, he's on track to be the Islanders' leading scorer for the third straight season. Tavares has 492 career points, leaving him eight shy of becoming the 10th player in franchise history to reach 500.
|Dec. 4 8:29 PM PT9:29 PM MT10:29 PM CT11:29 PM ET4:29 GMT12:29 9:29 PM MST11:29 PM EST8:29 UAE23:29 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares had an assist in Sunday's OT loss to Detroit.
Analysis: This isn't shaping up to be a big season for Tavares, but he sure has been consistent. He has at least a point in 14 of his last 19 games, tallying five goals and 12 assists. The lack of bonafide scoring wingers hasn't helped the New York captain.
|Dec. 1 6:16 PM PT7:16 PM MT8:16 PM CT9:16 PM ET2:16 GMT10:16 7:16 PM MST9:16 PM EST6:16 UAE (+1)21:16 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares picked up an assist in Thursday's 3-0 win at Washington.
Analysis: The Islanders captain has at least a point in 15 of his last 21 games with six goals and 12 assists. He only has one goal in his past 12 contests, however.
|Nov. 29 6:06 AM PT7:06 AM MT8:06 AM CT9:06 AM ET14:06 GMT22:06 7:06 AM MST9:06 AM EST18:06 UAE9:06 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares scored in the first period in Monday's win over the Flames and has six goals and 11 assists this season. The goal was his first in 10 games.
Analysis: "I have a lot of expectations," Tavares said. "I have to make plays and produce. And lead by example."
|Nov. 25 3:33 PM PT4:33 PM MT5:33 PM CT6:33 PM ET23:33 GMT7:33 4:33 PM MST6:33 PM EST3:33 UAE (+1)18:33 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares had an assist Friday.
Analysis: He has six assists in the last nine games but hasn't scored over that stretch and has one goal in the past 13 contests.
|Nov. 3 7:12 PM PT8:12 PM MT9:12 PM CT10:12 PM ET2:12 GMT10:12 7:12 PM MST9:12 PM EST6:12 UAE (+1)22:12 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares scored a power-play goal Thursday.
Analysis: He has four goals - two on the power play - and three assists in the last six games.
|Oct. 26 6:04 PM PT7:04 PM MT8:04 PM CT9:04 PM ET1:04 GMT9:04 6:04 PM MST8:04 PM EST5:04 UAE (+1)21:04 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares scored a power-play goal Wednesday.
Analysis: He has four goals and two assists in the last five games.
|Oct. 24 5:24 AM PT6:24 AM MT7:24 AM CT8:24 AM ET12:24 GMT20:24 5:24 AM MST7:24 AM EST16:24 UAE8:24 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares had two goals and an assist as the Islanders beat the Minnesota Wild 6-3 on Sunday night.
Analysis: A fantasy staple, Tavares has five points in six games but is a minus-1.
|Oct. 17 6:28 AM PT7:28 AM MT8:28 AM CT9:28 AM ET13:28 GMT21:28 6:28 AM MST8:28 AM EST17:28 UAE9:28 ETNaN:� BRT - Tavares recorded his first goal of the season Sunday.
Analysis: It took three games, but Tavares owners in fantasy should feel a sense of relief.
|Oct. 15 5:45 PM PT6:45 PM MT7:45 PM CT8:45 PM ET0:45 GMT8:45 5:45 PM MST7:45 PM EST4:45 UAE (+1)20:45 ET21:45 BRT - Tavares was held without a point for the second straight game Saturday in a 2-1 loss at Washington.
Analysis: Tavares has registered six shots in the two games and is a minus-3. He is scoreless in his first two games for the first time since 2011-12.