Point's on Point
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brayden Point is just one game and one goal away from making NHL history.
Point’s on Point
The Streak: Brayden Point has now scored goals in 9 consecutive NHL playoff games. This puts his streak at the second longest of all time. With his goal in Game 5, he passed up names such as Mario Lemieux, Joe Sakic, and Rocket Richard among others who had all scored goals in at least 7 consecutive playoff games. The all time NHL record for consecutive goals in playoff games is 10 held by former Philadelphia Flyer Reggie Leach. Another thing to note is Brayden Point has now joined two guys named Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux as the only players in NHL history to score 12+ goals in consecutive playoff seasons. Not bad company.
No Bigger Stage: Brayden Point is not only chasing history in his next playoff game, him and the rest of the Tampa Bay Lightning are fighting for their playoff lives. Friday night will usher in Game 7 against the New York Islanders for a chance to play in the Stanley Cup Final. The defending Cup champions have their back against the wall. No doubt they will need Point to bring his game if they want to win this series.
Game 7 Preview: The entire hockey world will be watching Game 7 Friday night to see whether it will be the defending champion Lightning or the feisty Islanders who will be facing off with the Montreal Canadiens in the 2021 Stanley Cup Final. After a 8-0 dominating win by the Lightning in Game 5, this series appeared over. However, we all know, the Islanders just do not go away. Coming back to win Game 6 in OT, Friday night is a winner take all scenario. This game is going to come down to a style matchup. Can the Lightning offense break down the Islanders stingy defense, or will the Islanders suffocate Point and the rest of Tampa like they have to every other team in this playoffs?
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