Lightning Closing In On 100 Point Mark
The victory improved the Lightning’s current win streak to four straight and they have garnered points in nine straight games going 8-0-1 on the season. The nine game point streak matches their previous season high set October 9 through 26.
The Lightning improve their record to 47-14-4 giving them 98-points on the season. The Bolts are quickly approaching their season high in points (108, 2014-15) needing just 11-points over their final 14 games to top that.
Vasilevskiy Equals Franchise Mark:
“The thing is, I can’t say enough what he has meant to our team and how well he’s played. He gives us a chance to win every night.” Coach Jon Cooper said of his goalie. “We’ve been in some situations here where we’ve been scoring some goals, but there’s a lot of good that’s slowly been happening with us with the way we’re playing and he’s a big part of that.”
Cirelli Settling In:
Anthony Cirelli had a goal and a pair of assists matching a franchise record for point in a game by a rookie. In his four games since being recalled from Syracuse on March 1st he has a pair of goals and three assists. In that span h e has a pair of multi-point games.
“It’s unbelievable just being able to go out there and share the ice with them (Ryan Callahan and Chris Kunitz), like you said four time Stanley Cup Champion and a veteran like Callahan is just unbelievable talking to them and playing with them.” Cirelli said. “They make the game so much easier for me.
It definitely calmed me down a bit, but every game here, we’re playing a really good team and you have to be able to bring it every night.” said Cirelli. “Like I said, playing with line mates that I’ve been playing with here makes it so much easier for me.”