Thompson scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Islanders. The 24-year-old breakout star isn't slowing down with the Sabres long eliminated from the playoffs. Thompson has multiple points in three straight games and an active six-game point streak, and with two contests remaining on the schedule he sits three goals shy of 40 for the season, and three points short of 70.
Thompson had two assists in Thursday's 5-2 win over New Jersey. Thompson helped the Sabres pull away down the stretch, assisting on goals by Owen Power and Jeff Skinner as Buffalo's lead grew from 3-2 to 5-2. Power's goal was the first of the defenseman's young career. Thompson has seven points in his last five games and 65 on the season, as he's emerged as a player to build around for Buffalo up front along with Power and Rasmus Dahlin on defense.
Thompson scored two goals on four shots in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Flyers. Thompson, who's working on a four-game point streak, potted Buffalo's final two goals. His first tally put the Sabres up 4-2 in the second period and turned into the game-winner when the Flyers got one back in the third. Thompson proceeded to restore the two-goal advantage with an empty-netter in the final minute, raising his season goal total to 36.
Thompson totaled a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Hurricanes. Thompson opened the scoring 3:49 into the first and helped Alex Tuch make it 2-0 just 2:36 later, but it was all Carolina after that. With four goals and two assists during his current four-game point streak, Thompson has raised his career-high totals to 32 goals and 57 points. The growth in his game has been remarkable considering Thompson entered the season with just 35 points through 145 games.
Thompson scored two goals in Friday's 4-3 win over the Pedators. Both tallies came back-to-back in the first period as Thompson helped the Sabres grab a 3-1 lead. The breakout star is hot once again, scoring seven goals and 11 points over the last 10 games, and the surge has given the 24-year-old his first career 30-goal campaign -- not bad for a player who came into the season with only 18 goals in 145 NHL games.
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