Point scored two goals and added an assist in Saturday's 8-2 romp over the Blue Jackets. Head coach Jon Cooper juggled the lines to try to kickstart the offense, and it resulted in an offensive outburst. Point has moved up to play with Steven Stamkos, and if the assignment sticks, he could deliver career numbers.
Point tallied two assists in Thursday's 6-2 preseason win over the Panthers. Point looked sharp in this game and appears poised for another breakout season in 2018-19. There was no sophomore slump for the 22-year-old, who put up 66 points in only his second NHL season and added 17 more markers in 16 postseason games. Firmly entrenched in a top-six role, it's not crazy to expect another season of 65-plus points, possibly flirting with 70 if he stays healthy.
Point's season-long breakout continued through the postseason. He delivered 16 points, including seven goals, in 17 games. It was an impressive showing for the sophomore center, who delivered a 32-goal, 66-point regular season. Point's breakout this year was for real and he should be a strong pickup at your 2018 draft.
Point recorded a goal and a power-play assist in Thursday's 4-2, Game 4 win over the Capitals. Point factored into both of his team's first-period tallies, producing his third consecutive outing with a goal and an assist. That recent success has him up 16 points in 14 games this postseason. Those who picked Tampa Bay's second-line center in playoff pools have to be thrilled with the results.
Point scored a goal and an assist, both on the power play, in Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Capitals in Game 2. The Lightning struck twice with the man advantage midway through the first period to take a 2-1 lead, but they weren't able to carry that momentum forward into the final two periods. Point now has an impressive five goals and 12 points in 12 games during his first NHL postseason, but the 22-year-old will need more help from his teammates if Tampa is going to keep its flagging Stanley Cup hopes alive.
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