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NHL: N.Y. Islanders 1, Philadelphia 0 (SO)

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Frans Nielsen and John Tavares scored in a shootout Tuesday and the New York Islanders handed Philadelphia a third straight loss, besting the Flyers 1-0.

NHL: New York Islanders 5, Carolina 2

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- John Tavares netted a pair of goals Tuesday and the New York Islanders halted a two-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over Carolina.

Team Alfredsson takes NHL skills contest

OTTAWA, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Team Alfredsson wrapped up a 21-12 win over Team Chara in the NHL SuperSkills competition in Ottawa Saturday with a victory in the elimination shootout.

NHL: Toronto 4, N.Y. Islanders 3 (OT)

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Clarke MacArthur netted his second goal of the game 2:06 into overtime Tuesday, lifting the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders.

NHL: New York Islanders 2, Carolina 1 (OT)

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- John Tavares netted the game-winning goal with 1:02 remaining in overtime Saturday, sending the New York Islanders to a 2-1 victory over Carolina.

NHL: New York Islanders 3, Washington 0

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Evgeni Nabokov notched a 17-save shutout and PA Parenteau scored twice Tuesday in the New York Islanders' 3-0 win over Washington.

NHL: Nashville 3, New York Islanders 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Nashville burst out to a three-goal lead in the first period Monday and Pekka Rinne's 36 saves carried the Predators to a 3-1 win over the New York Islanders.

NHL: New York Islanders 4, Buffalo 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Michael Grabner's goal with 3:03 left in regulation Saturday broke a 2-2 tie and his empty-netter sealed the New York Islanders' 4-2 win over Buffalo.

NHL: Philadelphia 3, New York Islanders 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Sean Couturier gave Philadelphia a two-goal lead with 1:30 remaining Thursday and the Flyers held on to defeat the New York Islanders 3-2.

NHL: New York Islanders 5, Detroit 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Matt Moulson had two goals and an assist Tuesday in the New York Islanders' 5-1 win over Detroit.

NHL: New York Islanders 4, Edmonton 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Matt Moulson got the eventual game-winning goal and donated an assist Saturday in the New York Islanders' 4-1 victory over Edmonton.

NHL: New York Islanders 3, Calgary 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- John Tavares delivered the tiebreaking goal 3:20 into the final period Thursday and the New York Islanders held on to defeat Calgary 3-1.

NHL: N.Y. Islanders 2, Minnesota 1 (SO)

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Frans Nielsen scored the only goal in a shootout Saturday and the New York Islanders edged injury-plagued Minnesota 2-1.

NHL: Montreal 5, New York Islanders 3

MONTREAL, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Petteri Nokelainen scored the go-ahead goal in the third period Tuesday, salvaging a 5-3 Montreal Canadiens win over the New York Islanders.

NHL: New York Islanders 5, Tampa Bay 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Matt Moulson and John Tavares each had a goal and an assist Tuesday, propelling the New York Islanders to a 5-1 win over Tampa Bay.
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John Tavares (born September 20, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected first overall by the Islanders in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Tavares then signed a three year entry-level contract in July 2009.

Previously, Tavares competed at the major junior level as a member of the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) before being traded to the London Knights at the 2009 OHL trading deadline with Michael Del Zotto. He broke into the OHL after gaining "exceptional player" status at the age of 14, allowing the Oshawa Generals to select him in the OHL Priority Draft as an underage player in 2005. Tavares was named the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Rookie of the Year in 2006 and CHL Player of the Year in 2007, a year in which he broke Wayne Gretzky's OHL record of 70 goals in one season. In 2009, he finished the season with a career total of 215 goals, breaking Peter Lee's OHL record by two.

Tavares was the focus of an unsuccessful push to have the NHL's draft rules changed to allow him to participate in the 2008 Entry Draft, as well as an attempt to allow him to play in the American Hockey League as a 17-year-old in 2007. Tavares was ranked as the top prospect for the 2009 draft by both National Hockey League (NHL) Central Scouting and International Scouting Services.

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