Tavares was on location in New York city for the first time since he left the team after nine seasons of games. He was selected number one by the Islanders in the team in 2009 and was the team captain from the season 2013-2014 until he in summer left for a sjuårskontrakt with Toronto, worth 77 million dollars, equivalent to approximately 711 million.
when Tavares stepped on the ice, and continued to be booing every time he touched the puck.
– You must, of course, not like my decision, I have tried to explain how it is and how I came to it. It is what it is, I have made my decision. I have gone ahead and just trying to go out and play, " said Tavares after the game.
"You know that you need to be an important special player and person that they should honor you so, for the boo just like you, if you were important," says Toronto coach Mike Babcock continues:
" We played well, we started well. According to me, had the audience nothing to do with how the match ended.
affected the end result was the Islanders first goalkeeper Robn Lehner, who saved 34 shots. He conceded one.
" of Course it was an emotional match, but I am impressed with how we kept control of everything and just played as we planned. We got a good result and ultimately means these two score a lot for us, " says Robin Lehner after the game.
the Match finished 6-1 to the Islanders.