“Islanders” beat “Florida”, Tavares scored a hat-trick and scored 501-th point in the NHL

John Tavares

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MOSCOW, January 14. /TASS/. The club “new York islanders” won “Florida” with the account 5:2 thanks to a hat-trick from captain John Tavares overcome a mark of 500 points in the regular championship of National hockey League (NHL).

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Tavares scored in the 4th, 48th and 59th minutes of the match. As part of the islanders goals were scored by Jason Chimera (3) and Nick Leddi (37). “Florida” washers threw Vincent Trocheck (10) and Reilly Smith (42). After the game, Tavares was named first star of the meeting

26-year-old captain of the islanders scored 499-e 500-e 501-e effective points in the 550th match of the regular championship. Sixth hat-trick in his career allowed him to become 451-m player in NHL history who managed to score at least 500 points in the regular championship. Now he has 221 goals and 280 assists in 550 regular matches.

Tavares became the 10th player in the history of the islanders, who scored 500 or more points in the regular championship. More than anyone in the history of the club has gained legendary canadian Brian Throtle, which account for 1353 points (500+853) in 1123 games. In addition, the list of the best scorers in the history of the NHL Tavares caught up with the famous former Soviet and Russian hockey player Valery Kamensky, on which account also a 501 (200+301) scoring points in 637 games. Among the canadian players Tavares became the 306th, who scored 500 or more points.

.@91Tavares GOAL!! That’s 500 points for our captain. Congrats JT! #Isles pic.twitter.com/noyi1ugu8C

— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) January 14, 2017

Tavares was selected by the islanders under the General first number on the draft beginners 2009. In team Canada, he twice became the champion of the youth world Championships (2008, 2009), also won at the Olympic games in Sochi and the world Cup of hockey in 2016.

The islanders ended a run of three defeats and managed to climb on the penultimate 15th place in the Eastern division with 40 points in 40 games. Florida is in the 11th place with 46 points after 44 games. In the next match in the night of Sunday, the islanders will play against Carolina, the same day the Florida house will meet with “Columbus”.

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