At just 22, Tampa Bay’s Brayden Point is playing beyond his years

Tampa Bay center Brayden Point scores to even Game 4 at 1-1 in the first period. The visiting Lightning went on to a 4-2 victory to even the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece.

“I wouldn’t say surprise is the right word, but he keeps taking steps,” Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman said. “He’s a difference-maker on the ice for us. He’s unbelievable.”

“It is just the role that I’ve been put in,” Point said. “I don’t know if it is pressure, but I think everybody feels some degree of pressure no matter what role they are in.”

May 18, 2018