Tavares on Long Island return: 'I really embraced being an Islander'

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The Islanders crushed the Maple Leafs 6-1, and in the third period, fans made reference to that Twitter photo when they chanted "It's your bedtime" and "where's your jammies?"

Yet here we were at Nassau Coliseum, where fans of the relentless New York Islanders gathered Thursday to make John Tavares' return miserable. Goalie Garret Sparks made 31 saves. Leafs fans are furious in how Tavares was treated, yet they've been no better in their history.

The deafening Coliseum crowd was temporarily hushed when the Maple Leafs drew first blood on a Zach Hyman goal13:33 into the game.

Speaking this week in Toronto, the veteran centre said he hopes his legacy in NY will be that he gave everything, even though that wasn't enough to get the team where it needed to be in the standings. "If you have too many little mistakes against this team, clearly, they'll take full advantage of that". "It's important we play well for him".

"I grew a lot in my time there and really thankful for the impact a lot of people had on me", Tavares said on Tuesday, according to TSN's Mark Masters.

Jakob Silfverberg didn't want to test free agency, even as the Anaheim Ducks struggle through one of their worst seasons. Rosen is second amongst AHL defensemen in scoring (44 points), leads all blueliners with 37 assists and is expected to challenge for a spot in the Leafs top six at training camp next September, but the 24-year-old has missed the last two games with a foot injury.

"I just try and go out there and be myself and play and help the Maple Leafs".

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Richardson, who has a single-season career-high 16 goals, scored twice in the first period and completed his second career hat trick in the second period after a deft drop pass from Richard Panik.

Don't hate on Josh Bailey, it's silly. NY goalie Robin Lehner recorded 34 saves. "I loved it and I gave it everything I had".

"Of course there's a lot of emotions that go through you, but at the same time I can only control what I can control".

Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares (91) waits during a chorus of boos and other chants during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, his former team, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. Following Cizikas' second, Nelson picked up his up his second point of the night with the Islanders' final goal to send Islanders fans home happy.

After being drafted first overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Islanders, he went on to score 272 goals and tally 349 assists over the course of nine seasons with them.

Babcock said defenceman Jake Gardiner will not play against the Oilers.

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