Now what would make them do that? Well, there was the stats in three games: Five goals, two assists, a feel-good hat trick on home ice.
But perhaps beyond the numbers, they were impressed by the hand-eye coordination, batting the bouncing rebound in after working a powerplay give-and-go with Matt Moulson:
Or maybe it was the 2-on-1 he led from his own zone against the Rangers, where he decided sometimes it's best to do it yourself (he also later finished the shootout in that game):
On the other hand, it could be the wrister, where on a 5-on-3 Tavares sets, peeks over Johan Hedberg's shoulder, and says, "You know what? I'd like to see some hats."
So many reasons to honor what was a pretty good week.
To quote Frans Nielsen from a few years ago: "Aww, sick. You know Johnny. That's what he do."