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From Bossy to Bailey: The Skinny on Tavares, Bailey and The 40-40 Club

It was quite a week for Josh Bailey and John Tavares, as they combined for 17 points (8 for Bailey and 9 for Tavares) to both reach the 40 p...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Tavares named 2nd Star of the Week

Pekka Rinne was the 1st Star and Teemu (600th goal) Selanne was third.

The NHL release notes that Tavares is the 4th first player selected with the first overall draft pick to record five points in a game in his rookie season. The others all did okay with their careers:

Dale Hawerchuk (Winnipeg, 1981-82),
Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh, 1984-85) and
Ilya
Kovalchuk (Atlanta, 2001-02).

No rookie had recorded a five point game since Philadelphia's Alexandre Picard notched
five assists against New Jersey on Feb. 1, 2007.


Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: forever1940.blogspot.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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