After falling to the bottom of the Eastern Conference, Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning are back in the playoff conversation thanks to a season-high five-game winning streak.
A home game against the Winnipeg Jets could help their postseason push.
Stamkos looks to lead the surging Lightning to an eighth straight home victory over the Winnipeg franchise Thursday night.
The All-Star break didn't seem to curb the momentum Tampa Bay (22-23-4) built last week, as it returned to the ice Tuesday with a 4-3 overtime victory over Washington. Stamkos scored his NHL-leading 33rd goal at 2:45 of the extra session to help the Lightning earn their 10th point in five games immediately following a season-worst seven-game skid.
"We just want to win games right now and we'll take them any way we can get them," said the two-time All-Star, who has 17 goals and seven assists in his last 20 games. "We're certainly not complaining that we gave Washington one point. We got to catch some other ...