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
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