Gourde collected two assists and took a minor penalty during Thursday's 4-3 win over Ottawa. Gourde's breakout season continues, and he's been particularly impressive of late by marking the scoresheet in 13 of his past 15 contests for eight goals and nine assists. His 2.87 points per 60 minutes rank third on the Lightning, and fantasy owners shouldn't overlook his 35 PIM -- it's a respectable boost. It's also worth noting that if he continues to score, it's going to be difficult to remove him for a top-six role.
Gourde is riding a seven-game, 10-point streak that includes five goals. Gourde is a great story. He started the season on the fourth line and last game, he rose to the top-six on a line with Tyler Johnson and Steven Stamkos. And his 22 goals this season are second-best on a strong Lightning squad. Gourde has been a pleasant surprise for the Bolts and fantasy owners alike. Too bad he probably won't even get s sniff in a tough Calder competition this season.
Gourde scored his 20th goal of the season Thursday in a win over Vancouver. He also added an assist. Gourde actually hit the 20-goal plateau before stud teammate Steven Stamkos, who also scored in the win. This little buzzsaw sits second in rookie goal scoring behind only Brock Boeser, who has 26 for Vancouver. Martin St. Louis carved a path for small, mid-20s speedsters in Tampa Bay, and Gourde is reaping those rewards. He's not another Mighty Mite, but he is a solid, secondary scorer who is on a four-game, seven-point streak comprised of three goals and four assists.
Gourde scored a power-play goal on his only shot and added an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over Vancouver. Gourde's put together a marvelous four-game point streak, with three goals and three multi-point outings over that stretch. His last eight goals prior to the one in this game had come on the road, though that becomes less surprising when you consider that 13 of his previous 16 appearances had come away from Amalie Arena.
Gourde scored a power-play goal and added an assist at even strength in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Oilers. The Lightning have finally wrapped up a lengthy eight-game road trip, but Gourde might be sorry to see it end -- he recorded five goals and eight points with a plus-7 rating during the trip, getting held off the scoresheet only twice. The 26-year-old now has 19 goals and 38 points in 53 games despite getting most of his ice time on the third line and second power-play unit, spots that typically don't offer significant fantasy upside.
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