The Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos still has a sizable lead in the NHL's goal-scoring race despite failing to record a point over four consecutive games.
The All-Star center will try to break out of his rare lengthy drought as he faces the New York Islanders and fellow No. 1 draft pick John Tavares on Saturday night.
Stamkos reached 50 goals for the second time in his career by scoring twice in a win over Boston on March 13. That performance also left him one shy of tying his personal best from 2009-10, when he finished tied with Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby for the league lead.
He is currently outpacing Crosby's teammate Evgeni Malkin by five in this season's race.
While Stamkos was held off the scoresheet again Thursday, he was among the three Lightning players who scored in the shootout during a 3-2 victory over Edmonton. Dwayne Roloson, who has been starting in place of an injured Mathieu Garon, was in net for the end of a three-game skid.
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