You don't need to watch every Islanders game to know that John Tavares is the heart and soul of the team. Regardless, even someone as good as Johnny can use a little help from his friends every once in a while.

Unfortunately, the Islanders, and their forwards in particular, have done a poor job providing Tavares with the necessary support when it comes to scoring goals. This problem is most apparent at even strength, where most of the forwards not on the first line get their ice time.

A look at the numbers so far this season shows a disturbing trend towards over reliance on Tavares and the first line.