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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Tavares takes interesting streak into tonight's game with Carolina

One of John Tavares' favorite opponents is new Metropolitan Division rival Carolina.

Tavares has scored a goal in each of the last six games against Carolina, including the game-tying goal on April 23rd that gave the Isles the point they needed to clinch a playoff spot.

Tavares is the first Islander to score a goals in six straight games against the same opponent since Ziggy Palffy did so against Boston in 1997-98.  

JT also has an 8-game point streak against the Hurricanes (10-8-18).

Tavares year by year vs Carolina:

2009-10  4 games, 2-0-2
2010-11  4 games, 1-0-1
2011-12  4 games, 6-6-12   (Isles scored 14 goals as a team)

2012-13  3 games, 3-2-5     (Isles scored 9 goals as a team)

Career: 15 games 12-8-20  (Points on 17 of Isles last 23 goals vs Carolina)

Most Tavares Goals vs Opponent
12 - Carolina (15 games)
9- Philadelphia (22 games)
9- New Jersey (24 games)
He has 8 goals vs. three other opponents

Most Tavares Points vs. Opponent
21- Rangers (21 games)
20- Carolina (15 games)
17- Philadelphia (22 games)
16- vs 4 other opponents

Tavares has scored 10 even strength goals against Carolina  -- he has no more than 7 against any other opponent

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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