Cirelli scored a shorthanded goal Saturday in a 5-3 win over Boston. He has put up points in back-to-back games. Cirelli's great season continues -- he has 44 points (16 goals, 28 assists) in 66 games. But his pace has slowed in the last 13 games. Cirelli has just four points (one goal, three assists) in that span. Still, his ascension among great two-way pivots continues. He's better than Sean Couturier and Jordan Staal were at the same point in their careers, but not quite a good as Patrice Bergeron. That's impressive company.
Cirelli notched a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Golden Knights. Cirelli has 41 points through 59 games this season, and only five of them have come with a man advantage. The 22-year-old also has 100 shots, a plus-27 rating and 74 hits in 2019-20. A fixture in the Lightning's top six, Cirelli's solid all-around numbers should have him on the fantasy radar.
Cirelli posted an assist, two hits, two blocked shots and two PIM in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Avalanche. Cirelli had the secondary assist on Alex Killorn's second-period tally. The helper got Cirelli to the 40-point mark -- a new personal best -- after a brief four-game drought. The 22-year-old has added 97 shots on goal, 73 hits and a plus-26 rating in 58 contests this year.
Cirelli (lower body) will play in Saturday's game versus the Flyers, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports. Cirelli was a game-time decision but will avoid missing a second straight game. He's pegged to center the second line, and he's currently sitting at a career-high 39 points (14 goals, 25 assists) through 56 games.
Cirelli (lower body) will be a game-time decision versus the Flyers on Saturday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports. Cirelli was bogged down in a three-game pointless streak prior to getting hurt. The 22-year-old needs just one point to top the career high he set last season and to break the 40-point mark for the first time in his young career. The center figures to slot back into his spot on the second line if he returns to action Saturday.
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