Cirelli posted an assist and three shots on goal in Friday's 5-2 win over the Blackhawks.
Cirelli had the secondary helper on Alex Killorn's goal in the second period, which gave the Lightning a 2-0 lead. Through the first two games of the year, Cirelli has three points, seven shots on net and a plus-3 rating. The 23-year-old center has good chemistry with Killorn and Tyler Johnson, who will likely comprise the Lightning's second line this year.
Cirelli finished with a goal, an assist, four shots and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Cirelli's one of the league's best two-way forwards, and his versatile skill set was on full display in this one. The highlight of his night was a first-period deflection that left goaltender Malcolm Subban with no chance on a puck that was originally on track to miss the net. Cirelli scored 44 points in 68 games last season but could easily improve his per-game scoring pace in 2021 while centering Tampa Bay's second line and No. 2 power-play unit.
Cirelli signed a three-year, $14.4 million contract with the Lightning on Thursday.
Cirelli has grown into a fantastic two-way player for Tampa Bay over the past two campaigns, posting 35 goals, 48 assists and a plus-53 rating in 150 games while playing an instrumental role on the Lightning's penalty-killing unit. He's expected to center the Bolts' second line in 2020-21 and should only continue to improve from an offensive standpoint, making him worth a look in the later rounds of fantasy drafts as a bench option.
Cirelli remains unsigned and the Lightning are about $2 million over the $81.5 million salary cap heading into the 2020-21 season.
The Bolts need to move a couple players to get cap compliance and Cirelli, their number two pivot, under contract. He's one of the team's most important players and is developing a reputation as a Patrice Bergeron in the making. Camp will open just after New Year's so the clock is ticking on negotiations.
Cirelli produced an assist and a game-high 10 hits in Friday's 5-4 overtime win over the Stars in Game 4.
Cirelli picked up the secondary helper on Alex Killorn's third-period tally. Outside of that one contribution on the scoresheet, Cirelli was a physical force. His 10 hits were three more than Blake Coleman's second-place total for the game. Through 23 outings, Cirelli has produced three goals, six assists, 91 hits and a minus-4 rating.
Cirelli scored the game-winning goal in Thursday's 2-1 overtime win over the Islanders in Game 6.
Thursday was a roller coaster of a game for Cirelli, who was briefly knocked out of the game in the second period with a knee injury. It didn't end up being too severe -- the center returned in the third period. Cirelli then blasted a one-timer past Semyon Varlamov in overtime to send the Lightning to the Stanley Cup Final. That goal was Cirelli's third of the playoffs, to go with three helpers, 30 shots on goal and 67 hits in 19 contests.
Cirelli (knee) returned to the ice in the third period of Thursday's Game 6 versus the Islanders, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Cirelli exited during the second period after a knee-on-knee collision with Anders Lee, but he was good to go in the third. Cirelli should be able to return to a top-six role.
Cirelli left Thursday's Game 6 against the Islanders favoring his knee, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Cirelli got tagged with the Islanders' Andres Lee, appearing to bump knees in open ice. Cirelli was able to skate to the bench under his own power, but he went straight to the dressing room. As long as Cirelli is out, look for Cedric Paquette to elevate to the top-9 forward group.
Cirelli scored a goal on two shots and picked up four hits in Monday's 3-2 double-overtime victory against the Bruins.
Cirelli went straight to the front of the net following a Lightning faceoff win and deflected a point shot past Boston goalie Jaroslav Halak. The goal, Cirelli's second of the playoffs, put Tampa Bay ahead 2-1 with 7:57 left in the third period. The 23-year-old has produced just five points in the postseason after collecting a career-high 44 in 68 regular-season contests.
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.
Cirelli (lower body) will miss Thursday's clash with Edmonton.
Cirelli logged just 6:00 of ice time versus the Penguins on Tuesday before sustaining his lower-body injury. The Lightning will need several forwards to step up against the Oilers, as they will also be without Steven Stamkos (lower body) and Nikita Kucherov (lower body). Alexander Volkov and Mathieu Joseph were both recalled from AHL Syracuse and should dress Thursday.
Cirelli (lower body) was ruled out for the remainder of Tuesday's game against Pittsburgh, Diana C. Nearhos of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
This is more bad injury luck for the Lightning, as both Cirelli and Nikita Kucherov left the game with lower-body injuries. Cirelli only skated in 6:00 of ice time and, it's unclear how he suffered the injury. Expect an update regarding the 22-year-old's health ahead of Thursday's game against Edmonton.
Cirelli collected an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Sharks.
Once again, Cirelli found Ondrej Palat for a goal, this one being an empty-netter to seal Saturday's win. Cirelli has four points in his last three games and 10 in his last seven. For the season, he's at 37 points (13 goals, 24 helpers), 84 shots and a plus-20 rating in 51 contests. He'll almost certainly establish a new career high in points, and by now, the 22-year-old should have the attention of fantasy owners.
Cirelli had a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-3 win over the Ducks.
The center set up Ondrej Palat for the opening tally just 4:07 into the game. Cirelli continues to thrive in a top-six role, with four goals and five helpers over his last six games. He's up to 36 points, 82 shots on goal and a plus-19 rating through 50 contests this season.
Cirelli notched an assist and dished five hits in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Kings.
Cirelli sparked the play that led to the Lightning's first goal, earning the secondary helper on Tyler Johnson's marker. In his last five games, Cirelli has three tallies and four assists. He's at 34 points, 80 shots on goal and 63 hits through 49 contests in a top-six role.
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.
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