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Tampa Bay Lightning

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January 17, 2020 11:04 PM
Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Tallies first career hat trick
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cirelli posted a hat trick in Friday's 7-1 win over the Jets.

Cirelli's line with Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson led the way offensively for the Lightning. The hat trick accounted for Cirelli's first goals in January -- he has added four assists in nine games. Overall, the 22-year-old center is up to 12 tallies, 33 points, 80 shots on goal and a plus-16 rating in 47 contests.

January 15, 2020 12:56 AM
Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Two helpers against Kings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cirelli picked up two assists in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Kings.

His second helper was the biggest, as Cirelli's faceoff win in the Kings zone with less than 90 seconds left in regulation went back to Nikita Kucherov in the high slot for a game-tying rocket into the top corner behind Jonathan Quick. Cirelli hadn't found the scoresheet in six straight games coming into Tuesday, but on the season he still has a solid nine goals and 29 points through 45 contests.

January 1, 2020 05:24 PM
Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: On career pace
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cirelli scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's 6-4 over Buffalo.

It's his second two-point game in his last three outings. Cirelli has nine goals and 17 assists for 26 points in 37 games this season. That's a 58-point pace, which would be the best of his young career. Couple that with the strength of his two-way play, and Cirelli is becoming a force on the ice and in fantasy.

December 1, 2019 12:40 AM
Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Star rising
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cirelli picked up an assist Saturday in a 3-2 loss to the Hurricanes.

The rising star has 10 points (five goals, five assists) in his past eight games. And he's on pace for a 60-point season. Cirelli is smart and talented, and his two-way game is a little like that Toews guy in Chicago. He's stash worthy in keeper formats and more than playable in every other format.

November 24, 2019 12:00 PM
Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Game on rise
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cirelli scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Saturday's 6-2 win over Anaheim.

Well, doesn't the second line look good on this guy? Cirelli has a four-game goal streak on the go and seven points in that span. Check your wire -- he's likely lurking out there. Cirelli's game is on the rise.

November 22, 2019 12:20 AM
Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Scores in third straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cirelli had a goal and an assist with three shots in Thursday's 4-2 win over Chicago.

Cirelli picked up his fourth goal of the year midway through the second period, putting the Lightning up 2-1. He also set up Cedric Paquette's empty-netter with a minute left in regulation. Cirelli has now found the net in three straight games and has points in four of his last five. The 22-year-old has 11 points in 18 games this season.

November 20, 2019 08:20 AM
Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Shoots and scores
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cirelli scored a power-play goal in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to St. Louis.

Cirelli's third goal of the season opened the scoring Tuesday, but the defending champs would wind up scoring three shorthanded goals in this one to come away with the win. On top of the goal, Cirelli registered two shots on net, dished out four hits and also blocked a shot. Through 17 games, he's found the scoresheet 10 times, including three times with the man advantage and is averaging a career-high in ice time.

November 17, 2019 01:20 PM
Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Needs to shoot more
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cirelli scored a goal Saturday in a 4-3 loss to Winnipeg.

It's his second goal and ninth point in 16 games. Cirelli's shooting percentage is down from last year, but given his limited experience, we don't know if his 15.4 percent from 2018-19 is repeatable. His faceoff win rate is down, too, but that could be a function of team malaise -- the Bolts haven't been good so far. Cirelli remains a solid 40-point player, but we'd like to see him fire a few more pucks overall. He can't score if he won't shoot.

October 30, 2019 09:48 PM
Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Scores first goal of 2019-20
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cirelli scored and collected an assist in a 7-6 overtime win versus the Devils on Wednesday.

Cirelli missed the Lightning's last game but suited up Wednesday, finishing his night with a pair of even-strength points to go along with 18:36 of ice time, most among Tampa Bay forwards. Cirelli snapped a six-game pointless drought with his second multi-point outing of 2019-20.

October 30, 2019 06:44 PM
Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cirelli (lower body) will suit up for Wednesday's matchup against the Devils, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

Cirelli sat out Tuesday's loss to the Rangers but was able to shake off the injury quick enough to gear up Wednesday. He has posted four helpers, 12 PIM and 15 shots on net over 10 games this year, and he'll center the third line in this outing.

October 30, 2019 12:32 PM
Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Still considered day-to-day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cirelli (lower body) remains day-to-day leading into Wednesday's clash with the Devils, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

Cirelli missed the first game of the Lightning's back-to-back and is in doubt for the second as well. With Patrick Maroon (undisclosed) as dealing with an injury, the club may need to promote a player from AHL Syracuse in order to field a full roster versus New Jersey. The most likely candidate for a promotion appears to be Cory Conacher, who racked up three goals and three helpers in seven games for the Crunch.

October 29, 2019 07:08 PM
Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Unavailable against Rangers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cirelli (undisclosed) won't play in Tuesday's road game against the Rangers, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

The news is unsurprising, as Cirelli was officially deemed a game-time call but coach Jon Cooper wasn't optimistic about his chances. Cirelli's absence will allow Carter Verhaeghe to bump into the lineup. Either he or Cedric Paquette will take Cirelli's spot on the third line.

October 30, 2019 12:32 AM
Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Doubtful against Rangers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cirelli is dealing with an undisclosed injury and is officially a game-time decision versus the Rangers on Tuesday, per Joe Smith of The Athletic, though coach Jon Cooper also told reporters, "right now, doesn't look good," Dan Rosen of reports.

Cirelli logged a season-high 20:03 of ice time against the Predators on Saturday, so it's not immediately clear when he picked up his injury. The Ontario native is pointless in six straight games and is still searching for his first goal of the year. If the 22-year-old can't rediscover his scoring tough soon, he could be hard pressed to try to repeat his 39-point 2018-19 campaign.

October 11, 2019 11:56 AM
Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Fantasy value on rise
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cirelli delivered three assists Thursday in a 7-3 win over the Maple Leafs.

We said it would come in bunches and it did. Cirelli got two of the helpers on the power play. This kid is really good -- he got Selke votes for best two-way player last year as a rookie. And now that Brayden Point is back and coach Jon Cooper has stacked the top line, Cirelli looks as though he might be entrenched on the second line. That only increases his fantasy value.

October 7, 2019 11:16 PM
Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Getting second-line time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cirelli has one assist so far this season, but he's seeing lots of ice time in the top six.

Cirelli has been pressed into duty on the second line with Brayden Point (hip) on the injured list. He has an assist to show for it in three games, but he's better suited -- at least at his young age -- as the Bolts' third-line center. Still, Cirelli could get points quickly and in bunches as long as this gig lasts, so trot him out there.

June 6, 2019 09:40 PM
Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Impresses at World Championship
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cirelli netted three goals and added an assist in 10 games for Team Canada's silver-medal squad at the recent IIHF World Championship.

Cirelli continues to impress. He was one of the NHL's best penalty killers as a rookie last season and is poised to become a perennial Selke candidate. Cirelli has the talent to play up the lineup, but he'll be a stalwart as the Bolts' third-line pivot for the next couple seasons. His fantasy value will take a short-term hit because he just won't get power-play time. But Cirelli is an impressive young player who could surprise.

April 17, 2019 09:28 AM
Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Lone assist not enough
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cirelli collected an assist in Tuesday's 7-3 series loss to the Blue Jackets.

The 21-year-old pivot marveled in his rookie campaign, as Cirelli crafted 19 goals and 39 total points to complement a plus-25 rating without missing a game in the regular season. His robust offensive total is especially impressive when you consider that he was heavily deployed on the penalty kill (2:43) and fell short of averaging 15 minutes of ice time per game. He's worth considering as a sleeper for the late rounds in fantasy drafts during the fall.

April 6, 2019 10:52 PM
Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Finishes rookie season strong
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cirelli scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 6-3 win over Boston.

Nice season for the 21-year-old rookie. Cirelli averaged just under 15 minutes of ice time this season on a stacked Lightning team. He delivered 19 goals and 39 points, but remarkably notched five shorthanded goals. Cirelli is already an outstanding two-way player at a very young age. The scoring likely will only get better with each year, just like his fantasy value. Keep him in mind for dynasty drafts come 2019-20.

March 19, 2019 12:48 AM
Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Two points in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cirelli scored a shorthanded goal and added a helper in Monday's 4-1 win over the Coyotes.

The assist came first, as Cirelli set up Victor Hedman for the go-ahead goal early in the third period. Cirelli then added the first of two empty-netters to cap the victory that secured the Presidents' Trophy for the Lightning. Cirelli has 15 goals and 18 assists in 73 games this season, and has earned eight points in his last nine games. The 21-year-old plays as the third-line center and has made himself invaluable to the Lightning in that capacity, with enough point production to earn him fantasy attention in deeper formats.

March 3, 2019 01:48 PM
Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Sets up goal in rout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cirelli had an even-strength assist in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Senators.

The 21-year-old notched his second consecutive game with a point, and now has six points in his last 10 games. Even though Cirelli has averaged just 20 seconds of power-play time this campaign, he still has a respectable 27 points in 66 games. The Canadian could continue to be a solid fantasy asset for years to come.

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Etobicoke, ON
Tampa Bay Lightning

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