New York Islanders 5, Vancouver Canucks 2: John Tavares Has Five-Point Game

March 16th, 2010 by Eric Hornick Leave a reply »
John Tavares had two goals and three assists, earning a point on every Islander goal as the Isles shocked the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 for their first win in Vancouver in the 21st century.  On to the trick:

1.  Dylan Reese got the Isles started with his first NHL goal 6:22 into play; Tavares doubled the advantage with a power play tally five minutes later.

2. Each team scored twice in the middle session.  Matt Moulson gave the Isles a 3-0 advantage with his team-leading 26th goal.  After Kyle Wellwood and Alex Burrows scored two minutes apart to get the Canuclks within one, Freddy Meter converted off of a scramble in the period's final seconds to give the Isles a two-goal advantage.

3. The Canucks pressed throughout the third period, and pulled Andrew Raycroft (who had relieved Roberto Luongo) with 2 1/2 minutes to play for the extra skater.  Tavares then hit the empty-net for the final margin of victory.

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4. Tavares tied the Isles' rookie club record of five points in a game; he's only the second to do so on the road.
MOST POINTS, ROOKIE, ONE GAME: .................................. 5

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