Point scored a goal in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Blue Jackets. He was promoted to the top line between Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos for a short time while Anthony Cirelli recovered from a hard hit. Point drove the net from the left wing dot and snapped a savvy backhander over Sergei Bobrovsky's blocker shoulder. But it was his only goal and point in a disappointing first-round loss. Point's new contract will be Tampa's top priority effective immediately, and he'll get a hefty raise after potting 41 goals and 92 points on the last year of his entry-level deal.
Point has no points in the first two games of Tampa's first-round series against Columbus. He had 92 points, including 41 goals, in a breakout season. But like teammates Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos, Point's offense has dried up -- the guy has just two shots. He does have five penalty minutes, if that's a category your postseason league counts. Point needs to do better.
Point (rest) suited up in Monday's practice, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports. Point was held out of Saturday's season finale against Boston in favor of rest, and is expected to play in Game 1 of Tampa Bay's series against Columbus. The 23-year-old was an absolute beast this campaign, racking up 92 points in 79 games. He is expected to be a top fantasy option at the center position for the postseason.
Point won't play Saturday against the Bruins for the regular-season finale, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports. It appears that he's merely being rested ahead of the playoffs. Point is far too valuable for the team to risk him getting injured in a rather meaningless contest. The burgeoning center experienced a rocket launch to fantasy stardom in his third season, with Point dropping 41 goals and 92 points -- not to mention 35 power-play points -- over 79 games. Barring a significant injury, there's no reason to believe that he'll trail off in the postseason, and fantasy owners are sure to go after him with an early round pick in drafts during the fall.
Point scored a goal and added an assist in Monday's win over the Senators. Point had two pointless games leading up to this contest, but that clearly doesn't last long in his world. He notched an assist on Yanni Gourde's opening score and added the eventual game-winner in the second period. The 23-year-old is up to 41 goals and 92 points on the season.
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