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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tavares +/-

Tavares fell to a -7 after a -3 game last night.

However, NHL.com had a feature on Tavares that ran yesterday that casts his +/- in a different light:

<<Throw in the fact that Tavares has been on the ice for a whopping 26 empty-net goals in his short career – a product of the Islanders' losing and coach Jack Capuano's penchant for pulling the goaltender far earlier than most coaches – and his plus/minus looks more like a beauty mark than a blemish.>>

Make it 27 empty-nets (and a career +/- of -44).

 
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

1 comment:

Dan said...

Also, you need to take out the few ENG while on the PK at the end of the game. Must have been at least 1.