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Player of the Week: Anthony Cirelli

Cirelli led the Bolts with five points in three games last week

by Jacob Lynn / TampaBayLightning.com

Anthony Cirelli has been coming on strong for the Lightning recently.

Known for typically being one of Tampa Bay's best defensive forwards, it was actually Cirelli's offense that earned him Player of the Week honors. In three games last week, Cirelli led the Lightning with five points (3G, 2A).

Cirelli began the week by scoring the Lightning's lone goal in Tuesday's loss to the Blues in St. Louis. 

He followed that up with a clutch third period on Thursday in Chicago, scoring a key goal midway through the period and making a diving play to assist on Cedric Paquette's empty net goal late in the game. 

On Saturday against Anaheim, it was Cirelli's forecheck that led to a turnover and Nikita Kucherov's second period goal. Cirelli also added a power play goal early in the third period that put the game away for Tampa Bay. 

After an assist on Monday against Buffalo, Cirelli's point streak now sits at five games. 

Game Log
11/19 at STL - 1G
11/21 at CHI - 1G, 1A
11/23 vs. ANA - 1G, 1A

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