Isles leading or trailing by 1 goal.
Tavares scored 24 goals in 82 games last season, but only 14 came with the
scored tied or with the Isles leading or trailing by 1 goal.
All three goals that he scored on Saturday met the criteria, as he scored with
the Isles trailing 1-0, tied 1-1 and leading 2-1.
All three goals that he scored in his previous hat trick (at Florida at October
23) came with the Isles trailing by a goal.
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