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Player of the Week: Brayden Point

Point scored the game winning goal in both of Tampa Bay's victories last week

by Jacob Lynn @TBLightning /

Brayden Point led the Lightning in scoring last week, registering three goals in four games. 

Point actually entered the week in a bit of an offensive slump, going four-consecutive games without registering a point, his longest drought of the season to date. He quickly broke out of that with a pair of goals in Tampa Bay's 3-2 victory over Columbus on Thursday. 

Video: CBJ@TBL: Point buries a shot on a 5 on 3 power play

Point opened the scoring late in the first period, slipping a shot through at the near post to help Tampa Bay convert on a 5-on-3 power play chance. In the third, Point netted the game-winner with less than five minutes remaining in regulation when his centering feed deflected off the skate of defender and past Elvis Merzlikins. 

On Saturday against the Red Wings, Point's goal at the 7:26 mark of the first period would go on to stand as the game-winner in the Bolts' 2-1 victory. It was Victor Hedman who set up the goal, threading a pass from the blueline through to Point, who lifted his shot over Thomas Greiss to put Tampa Bay up by two. 

Point is currently tied for the team lead in goals with 16. His 33 points are also tied with Steven Stamkos and Ondrej Palat for the second-most on the Lightning. 

Game Log
3/30 vs. CBJ - 1S
4/1 vs. CBJ - 2G
4/3 vs. DET - 1G
4/4 vs. DET - 1S

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