February 17, 2014 |
The Wings lost to the Buffalo Bandits, 13-7, in Buffalo on Saturday, their third straight defeat. Ryan Ward and Kyle Buchanan each had four points for the Wings (3-6) Ward had four assists, and Buchanan had two goals and two assists. Mark Steenhuis had a hat trick for first-place Buffalo (6-2), and John Tavares had five assists.
January 14, 2014
A GOAL by John Tavares in sudden death lifted the Buffalo Bandits to a 12-11 victory that spoiled the Wings' home opener yesterday at the Wells Fargo Center. The Wings fell to 1-2; Buffalo is 2-1. The Bandits led after the first quarter, 8-4, and still were ahead by three goals, 10-7, entering the final session before the Wings rallied to force the overtime. The Wings, who lost in Rochester on Saturday, 13-9, play host to the Minnesota Swarm on Saturday at noon, then travel to Minnesota for a game Sunday.
April 8, 2012
The Wings lost their third straight game as they fell to the host Buffalo Bandits, 17-7, at First Niagara Center Saturday night. After falling to the Minnesota Swarm, 13-9, Friday night, the Wings fell behind by 6-2 early and were never able to make it competitive in the second half. The Wings dropped to 7-7 and out of first place in the National Lacrosse League's (NLL) East Division as the Toronto Rock defeated the Edmonton Rush to improve to 7-6. Brodie Merrill led the Wings with three goals.
April 17, 2015 |
SIDNEY CROSBY? NAH. Ryan Getzlaf? Nope. Rick Nash? Not a chance. Ask Jake Voracek in December if he thought he could have kept pace in the NHL's scoring race with those players and those would have been his answers. He didn't believe he belonged then. He refused to believe he was an elite NHL forward after leading the All-Star Game in Columbus with six points. Even now, nearly 3 weeks after being booted from contention in the Stanley Cup playoffs, Voracek isn't sure.
January 18, 2010 |
Tavares' slump ends Left winger John Tavares skated at the New York Islanders' practice yesterday with his mind more at ease after ending a nine-game scoring slump Saturday night. Tavares scored in the first period of the Islanders' 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabers in Uniondale, N.Y. "It felt good," Tavares told Newsday about scoring the goal. "It was only a matter of time. Hopefully, this keeps going and leads into a good stretch. " Tavares, the first overall pick in the 2009 NHL draft, said the drought produced one positive result: "You learn to handle it when things don't go your way. " Coach Scott Gordon and Tavares' teammates noticed he was improving in recent games and believed the slump would not last much longer.
March 4, 2012
John Tavares tipped in Matt Moulson's shot for the tie-breaking goal with 4 minutes, 39 seconds left, Evgeni Nabokov stopped 32 shots, and the New York Islanders snapped a five-game, road-losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday. Josh Bailey and Moulson also had goals for the Islanders, who won for the second time in six games. New York, 0-4-1 in its five previous road games, completed a 1-2-1 trip. The defending Stanley Cup champions have dropped five of eight.
February 18, 2013
John Tavares scored three goals and assisted on another Saturday night to lead the host New York Islanders to a 5-1 win over the New Jersey Devils. Tavares, who notched his fourth career hat trick, has 20 points in 14 games. Matt Moulson finished with four points. Leafs blank Senators Ben Scrivens stopped 34 shots for his first career shutout, and the host Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the injury-ravaged Ottawa Senators, 3-0. Scrivens was making his second straight start since James Reimer injured a knee in Monday night's 5-2 win over the Flyers.
April 22, 2013
John Tavares scored the winning goal in a shootout to give the New York Islanders a 5-4 win over host Winnipeg on Saturday and put a dent in the Jets' playoff drive. Bryan Little tied the game for Winnipeg at 4-4 at 17 minutes, 59 seconds of the third period, just seven seconds after Isles defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky was called for interference. A rebound sent the puck at Little's left skate and he kicked it over to his stick before beating Evgeni Nabokov. The win gave the Islanders 53 points and put them sixth in the Eastern Conference.
May 8, 2013
John Tavares scored his second goal of the game with 9 minutes, 49 seconds left, and the host New York Islanders tied their first-round series with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night with a wild 6-4 victory. Only the final lead was safe in Game 4. Tavares slammed in his own rebound in front after Brad Boyes fed him following a turnover by Penguins star Evgeni Malkin. It was the Islanders' third one-goal advantage in the game and the one that earned them a 2-2 tie in the highly entertaining series that has featured 5-4 and 6-4 finishes at Nassau Coliseum.
February 28, 2014 |
THERE WILL BE plenty of discussion whether NHL players will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. Most fans like the idea, except maybe for those who had Islanders star John Tavares on their fantasy teams. Many NHL owners could do without it because it cuts into their business. TV executives would cry without the world's best on such an elaborate stage. The players generally like participating in the Olympics, even with the threat of injury (like Tavares' ripping up his knee)