I didn't have a chance to find this last night, but here's a great Elias note on Tavares:
<<From Elias: John Tavares reached the 20-goal plateau for the third time in his three seasons in the NHL when he scored to give the Islanders a 1-0 lead less than two minutes into their game against the Maple Leafs on Tuesday.
Tavares is the fifth player to score at least 20 goals for the Islanders in each of his first three NHL seasons, joining:
Billy Harris (first six seasons: 1972-73 through 1977-78),
Clark Gillies (five: 1974-75 through 1978-79),
Bryan Trottier (13: 1975-76 through 1987-88) and
Mike Bossy (all 10 seasons: 1977-78 through 1986-87).>>
Tavares is the 23rd player in Isles history to have at least three 20-goal seasons at any stage of their career:
Marginally talented, indeed.
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick
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