Point agreed to terms on an eight-year, $76 million contract extension with Tampa Bay on Wednesday. Point is now under contract with the Lightning for the next nine seasons, which would bring him to age 34. Considering the center's rookie campaign was the only time he failed to reach the 20-goal threshold, it certainly makes sense the organization wanted to lock him up long term. The Calgary native should continue to feature on the top power-play unit and first line, which sets him up as a top-tier fantasy option.
Point provided three assists in Monday night's 5-1 win over the Canadiens in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Calgary native notched his 21st, 22nd and 23rd points of postseason with multiple secondary assists and a face-off win that fed Nikita Kucherov to score from the slot in the third period. Although his ridiculous goal-scoring streak of nine straight games came to an end in Game 7 against the Islanders on Friday, Point has now registered a point in all but four games since the playoffs began, contributing to his 23 -- which leads the league.
Point scored a goal in his ninth straight game and added an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Islanders in Game 6. Point broke a scoreless tie with 3:58 left in the opening period, fending off a defender to backhand the puck just inside the near post. He later picked up an assist on Anthony Cirelli's second-period strike that gave Tampa Bay a 2-0 edge. The 25-year-old Point is on a truly historic run; a goal in Game 7 on Friday would tie him for the longest goal streak in NHL playoff history. In 17 postseason games overall, Point has a league-leading 14 goals (on just 42 shots) among his 20 points.
Point scored a power-play goal on four shots and added an assist in Monday's 8-0 victory over the Islanders in Game 5. Point lit the lamp for the eighth game in a row when he blasted a one-timer from the slot past Ilya Sorokin less than two minutes into the third period. It was his NHL-leading 13th goal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, a league-best seven of which have come with the man advantage. He also drew an assist on Alex Killorn's power-play tally in the second period. Point, who boasts a remarkable 36.4 shooting percentage during his streak, will look to make it 10 straight with a goal on Wednesday in Game 5.
Point collected a goal on two shots in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Islanders in Game 4. Point made it seven consecutive games with a goal, beating Semyon Varlamov with a wrist shot from the high slot to get the Lightning on the board 3:45 into the third period. What's made Point's streak all the more more impressive is that's done so on just 18 shots on goal, good for a blistering 38.9 shooting percentage. He has produced a a league-leading 12 goals in 15 playoff games overall.
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