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Preview: Penguins at Lightning

“He’s got that blend of the hockey sense and the drive, and he works and works,” Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper told reporters of Point, who has scored eight goals in his last eight NHL games. “And usually, those guys succeed.” Point scored the winning goal in overtime on a deflection as the Lightning rallied to beat Washington 4-3 on Monday after a rough start to the season during which they were outshot 84-55 despite splitting two meetings with Florida. Pittsburgh also has rebounded from an embarrassing 10-1 loss at Chicago with solid victories over Stanley Cup contenders Nashville and Washington, allowing a total of two goals in the wins. Captain Sidney Crosby leads the team with six points in the first four games and Patric Hornqvist recorded a goal and an assist while making his season debut in Wednesday’s 3-2 win over the Capitals after recovering from offseason hand surgery.<BR><BR><STRONG>TV:</STRONG> 7:30 p.m. ET, Sportsnet 360, TVA, AT&T SportsNet-Pittsburgh, FSN Sun (Tampa Bay)