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Matt Duchene, John Tavares linked history goes back to 2009 NHL draft

denverpost.com - Nov 30, 2015

John Tavares and Matt Duchene are forever linked by going at the top of the 2009 NHL draft - Tavares No. 1 to the Islanders and Duchene No. 3 to the Avalanche.

John Tavares "It's different. It's just that everything is so much more new. It's a different type of routine and it's something we're still settling in with. Our fans have been great, so obviously they're adjusting as well. It's nice to have some of these amenities we have now."

How to fix the New York Islanders

yardbarker.com - Nov 13, 2015

What is going on with the New York Islanders? That seems to be a popular question throughout the NHL. Despite being in the first wild card spot as of now, the Islanders are not playing playoff hockey. They have not had the start to the season they hoped for and they are in danger of being buried in the strong Eastern Conference if they do not make some changes. The Islanders are coming off only

NHL's 3-on-3 OT cutting down on shootouts as league hoped

philly.com - Nov 9, 2015

The NHL has taken two skaters off the ice during overtimes this season, hoping 3-on-3 hockey will cut down on shootouts.

Chad Johnson "It's just sort of the way the game is evolving, Soon, it'll be 2-on-1, 1-on-1 and then sort of having goalies going one on the other."
John Tavares "I think it's a much better way to solve the two points,"
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John Tavares-less Islanders fall to Devils in shootout

nypost.com - Oct 31, 2015

You want a Halloween panic? How about the Islanders waiting until minutes before Saturday afternoon’s game against the Devils at Prudential Center to announce their captain and star, John Tavares, was out for an undisclosed reason. Then watching as the Devils spent pretty much the whole of the first period running roughshod and taking a...

Travis Hamonic "It’s a big loss, whenever one of the top players in the world is out of your lineup."
jack capuano "For whatever reason, we just didn’t have any jump right off the start, But this is a crazy game. That’s probably the best overall game that we’ve played all year — and didn’t get two points."

John Tavares saddened that Islanders couldn't keep postseason going

newsday.com - Apr 30, 2015

John Tavares found it difficult to enjoy his nomination as a Hart Trophy finalist on Wednesday. It was his second such honor in the last three years, and both have come after Islanders playoff seasons. But the first-round exit on Monday still lingered stronger for Tavares than the excitement of a ticket to Las Vegas for the June awards ceremony.

John Tavares "It stings. It's been a really hard last three days, I think you carry this one forever really, obviously with what this season's meant with the building and everyone that's a part of this organization . . . The people here deserved more in the postseason."

John Tavares a finalist for NHL's Hart Trophy

newsday.com - Apr 29, 2015

John Tavares was named a finalist for the Hart Trophy as the NHL's Most Valuable Player Wednesday, the second time in three seasons the Isles captain has been among the three finalists.

Connor McDavid's time in Edmonton will be the best 'years of his life': GM Sherwood ‘Sherry’ Bassin

edmontonsun.com - Apr 21, 2015

TORONTO – Want to get even more excited, Edmonton, about winning Connor McDavid in the NHL Draft Lottery?

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John Tavares helps Islanders find their groove against Capitals

washingtonpost.com - Apr 19, 2015

UNIONDALE, N.Y., — New York Islanders captain John Tavares stood among a swarm of reporters, his shin guards still on more than 10 minutes after he sent the boisterous fans that crammed into the Nassau Coliseum streaming for the exits in pure ecstasy. He struggled to express the moment in words. Read full article >>

John Tavares "It’s honestly, you don’t really know, It’s just the emotion comes to you and you kind of just react. It’s just full of excitement, joy, pride and . . . I’ll always remember it."
Matt Martin "A few years ago, we wouldn’t have played with that poise,"
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Isles' Tavares scores seconds into OT to top Caps

torontosun.com - Apr 19, 2015

Center John Tavares scored just 15 seconds into overtime Sunday afternoon as New York Islanders edged the Washington Capitals 2-1 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at a delirious Nassau Coliseum.

John Tavares "Certainly you think of Bobby Nys overtime Stanley Cup clincher and that’s something special, That’s not quite there but any time you get an OT winner it’s exciting."
jack capuano "I would say that, Today was one of our better games, for sure. I thought, especially in the second period, we could have been up a few goals. They are a good team. They are a veteran team. They hung around and tied it up. But I thought, overall, it was a real, solid, complete game for us."
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Tavares nets winner

cbssports.com - Apr 19, 2015

Tavares nets winner

What Do the Numbers 1, 2, 8 and 9 Have to Do With the Bruins and Connor McDavid?

boston.com - Apr 18, 2015

The reward for getting this year’s No. 1 selection gives teams the chance to hold the rights to the highest-touted prospect since Sidney Crosby.

Caps Insider: Islanders’ youth not fazed by inexperience

washingtonpost.com - Apr 17, 2015

As John Tavares strategized for his an offensive zone faceoff in Game 1 of the Islanders’ playoff series against the Capitals, Ryan Strome told Tavares he would score on the play, flashing a youthful bravado. After Tavares won the faceoff, Strome launched the puck into the top-left corner of the net, breaking into laughter upon seeing it go in.Read full article >>

John Tavares "I wish it was that easy all of the time."
Kyle Okposo "They’re young guys, but they’re pretty mature for their age, We love having them around, and they’re a huge part of our team."
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Modeling game after John Tavares, this young Isles star thrives

nypost.com - Apr 17, 2015

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Ryan Strome may be a playoff neophyte, but his performance in Wednesday’s 4-1 win over Washington in the Islanders’ first-round series opener wasn’t all that surprising. The...

jack capuano "Ryan has come a long way, He’s going to those gritty areas."
John Tavares "His game has evolved over the season,"
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John Tavares the Quiet Superstar Is Ready for a Bigger Stage for NY Islanders

bleacherreport.com - Apr 16, 2015

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — He had one of the biggest buildups in junior hockey history, with one of those #LoseforThePotentialSavior Twitter hashtag movements to which Connor McDavid can now relate. The New York Islanders were the lucky losers of 2009, landing John Tavares with the first overall pick of the draft. As we know now, five years later, they may have hit the lottery with him but have yet t

John Tavares "Any time you're able to take the first one you want to build on it. It was a good start for us. Now it's on to Game 2."
John Tavares "I don’t pay any attention to that stuff. I just try to play. I enjoy playing, and I enjoy playing for this team,"
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Isles' Strome keeps family hopping

edmontonsun.com - Apr 16, 2015

It’s a good spring to be a Strome.

Isles' merchandise sales soaring at Fanatics.com

newsday.com - Apr 15, 2015

The Islanders' improvement on the ice this season -- and presumably combined with the fact this is their final season at Nassau Coliseum -- has inspired a big spike in merchandise sales at Fanatics.com.

Tavares on mission to make Islanders relevant again

ottawasun.com - Apr 14, 2015

John Tavares isn’t scared. Why would he be? In a Washington Capitals-New York Islanders series billed as “The Great Eight versus Johnny T,” expect the talented Isles captain to do everything in his power to capture top billing when all is said and done.

John Tavares "I took some heat from the outside when I did that, But I felt strongly about re-signing here. I wanted to see this thing through. I liked the direction this team was heading in, and now you are starting to see the results."

John Tavares embraces responsibility of being Islanders' captain

newsday.com - Apr 14, 2015

If all National Hockey League players were ranked by how important they are to their respective teams, John Tavares would be mighty high on the list. Actually, if he were not No. 1, you would have to ask for a review.

John Tavares "It's the best time of the year, One of the best things in sports is the NHL playoffs and to be a part of it is what you dream about as a kid."

Islanders lose in shootout in final regular season game at Coliseum

newsday.com - Apr 11, 2015

Somehow, the Islanders closed out their best season in three decades unable to close out a game they needed to secure home ice advantage in the playoffs.

Johnny Boychuk "We're up 3-1 with 10 minutes left, we just have to do the right things, be aware of where guys are, We would love to have home ice, but that's not the case."
John Tavares "It's disappointing with what happened, but it's what we've got to deal with, We've got to bounce back. You have to win games on the road if you want to go far in the playoffs."

Top 15 Islanders regular-season moments at Nassau Coliseum

newsday.com - Apr 11, 2015

Newsday picks the 15 biggest Islanders' regular-season moments at Nassau Coliseum, listed in chronological order.

Islanders defeat slumping Penguins

philly.com - Apr 11, 2015

John Tavares broke a tie with his 37th goal of the season early in the third period and the New York Islanders pulled away to beat the reeling Penguins, 3-1, in Pittsburgh on Friday night.

Who will the Ottawa 67's pick?

ottawasun.com - Apr 10, 2015

Saturday's Ontario Hockey League draft may lack the star power of recent years, but the Ottawa 67's are confident they can land a player to help them take the next step following a remarkable turnaround in 2014-15.

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Daily Picks: Penguins can clinch vs. Islanders

cbssports.com - Apr 10, 2015

Daily Picks: Penguins can clinch vs. Islanders

Flyers 'carefree' as they play out string

philly.com - Apr 8, 2015

It is of little consolation to the Flyers that they are playing looser in April. They will sit out the playoffs for the second time in the last three years.

Steve Mason "When we go out there with kind of a carefree attitude, it makes things flow a little easier where other teams may be holding their sticks a little tighter, maybe causing their own problem, Right now we are having a little bit of success and it is fun winning games, no matter what position you are in."

Ottawa's comeback shakes up playoff race in East

washingtontimes.com - Apr 8, 2015

The playoff chase in the NHL's Eastern Conference has gone from compelling to downright wacky. Five teams, fighting for four spots, are now separated by just three points after Tuesday's thrilling night of action. The race tightened significantly because of Ottawa's stirring rally from a three-goal deficit against Pittsburgh. The ...

John Tavares "We’ve had a heck of a season at this point but we have to find a way and solidify,"
Jimmy Howard "It’s a fun time of year, You have to be mentally tough. It shows what you’re made of. There are going to be nights when there are bounces you’re not going to like."

Flyers score with 2.1 seconds left to squash crazy Islanders comeback

sbnation.com - Apr 7, 2015

What a wacky finish. In the span of ten minutes on Tuesday, the New York Islanders proved why they're not the most invincible 100-point team this season. The Islanders trailed the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-1, with eleven minutes left in the third period before mounting an impressive comeback to make it a two-goal game. With little over a minute left, Johnny Boychuk scored to bring them within

Dylan Strome flattered by Leaf fans' excitement

edmontonsun.com - Apr 7, 2015

More than 10 weeks before the biggest day of Dylan Strome's hockey life - a.k.a. the 2015 NHL draft in Sunrise, Fla. -- a blue-and-white Maple Leafs jersey already has been made up in his honour, complete with his name and trademark No. 19 stitched neatly on the back.

Ranking the Deepest Teams in the NHL as the 2015 Playoffs Approach

bleacherreport.com - Apr 2, 2015

With the playoffs just around the corner, depth is at an all-time premium for NHL teams getting set for what they hope will be long runs. That means a need for healthy bodies, balanced lineups and chemistry down the stretch. With a look at the forward ranks, defensive groups and the goaltenders for each of the top teams poised for the playoffs, we rank the deepest in the league at this point. Clic

Islanders hoping John Tavares’ 2-week slump a thing of the past

nypost.com - Apr 1, 2015

Of all of the teams in contention for the NHL playoffs, it’s hard to think of another that has a singular player as important as John Tavares is to the...

John Tavares "If I’m not honest with myself, it’s hard to get better from that and learn from that,"
jack capuano "I think as a captain, you need to put some pressure on yourself, You want to be a leader. That’s what that big-time players get paid to do. They pull together and put up the offensive numbers that they have. But more importantly, they lead their team. That’s what Johnny does."
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John Tavares and Islanders continue to struggle

newsday.com - Mar 28, 2015

John Tavares rose from his seat inside the Islanders' locker room. He answered the ensuing questions about his recent inability to score, about the team's recent offensive struggles and about how critical it is for both of those things to change.

John Tavares "It's hard to say right now because obviously we're not getting the results and it's frustrating,"
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