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Stamkos Featured In Commercial: “Ambition is like a cornered raccoon, there’s no telling what it will do”. Any commercial that starts with that line and features Steven Stamkos, Jordan Eberle, and Bob McKenzie has got to be a major hit. And Coke Zero pulled it all together for their recent Moment Zero commercial. Watch it here. The best part? Definitely Jordan Eberle showing up in the face-off circle and chirping “Shawn”. And then the tweet that Eberle posted after the commercial launch…
Bonus points to Ebs for being awesome on Twitter. When Stamkos was asked if he enjoyed acting, he said, “Not really. I think I think I’ll stick to hockey.” Yeah, good plan Stammer, because it looks like your hockey is a lot better than your acting.
Winter Classic 2014: Toronto and Detroit fans can rejoice because the NHL and HBO are collaborating for the third season of 24/7 for this year’s Winter Classic. The episodes will air on four consecutive Saturday nights beginning on December 14. Viewers in Canada can watch on Sportsnet (rather than only HBO Canada), which is great, except for one thing… Sportsnet takes out all the swearing. Good thing Bruce Boudreau won’t be in these episodes or no one would understand the plot.
This Guy Really Loves Teemu: One Teemu Selanne super fan just had his dream come true. Not only did he meet Teemu after a Ducks morning skate, but he also got his autograph. The cool part? The autograph was underneath his Teemu tat. It won’t be long until the current tattoo has a cool, new, and permanent addition. That’s one way to make the excitement last…
Ovechkin Is A Pretty Unique Dude: Caps fans love him, other fans love to hate him, but there is no question that Alex Ovechkin is a pretty unique player. As of now, Ovi is leading the league in goals and is playing some of his best hockey ever. According to Mark Spector’s recent article, Ovechkin is the closest thing to a “Terrell Owens” or “Chad Ochocinco” of the NHL. And he actually means it as a compliment! Spector gives Ovechkin credit for giving “the game the personality it so dearly needs”. To say I disagree is an understatement. The NHL doesn’t have any personality? Why are we valuing arrogance? Isn’t humbleness and respect for the game part of what makes hockey so great? Rant over.
ESPN Does Hockey Right, For Once: If you haven’t seen the 30 for 30 on John Spano and the New York Islanders, you are seriously missing out. Check out the trailer and website. Spano’s story about his four-month ownership of the franchise (despite having no significant money) is shocking. And Kevin Connolly of Entourage tells the story. Pretty cool stuff.
Habs Fan Follows in Miley’s Footsteps: Want to get coverage on NHL.com? Just stick your tongue through the boards at a hockey game. This Habs fan took a note from Miley Cyrus’ playbook. Cute, but also disgusting.
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Tampa Bay Lightning winger Steven Stamkos earned "First Star of the Week" honors, the National Hockey League announced Monday.
The forward led the league with three goals and four assists during the Bolts' three-game winning streak.
Stamkos now ranks second in the NHL in scoring with 17 points in 11 games. The 23-year-old recorded two goals and two assists in the...
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Gatorade nearly wrecked the Tampa Bay Lightning's climb to the top of the Atlantic Division.
Steven Stamkos, Anders Lindback and a core of exhausted defenseman made sure it did not.
Stamkos netted the game-winner in a shootout, while Lindback stopped 29 shots to defeat the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Sunday.
This meeting between division rivals did not have to...
Steven Stamkos and Valtteri Filppula both scored in the shootout to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Sunday.
Stamkos made some nice moves and slipped the puck past Jacob Markstrom on his left side for the deciding goal.
Stamkos, Radko Gudas, and Martin St Louis all scored in regulation for Tampa Bay, which has won five of six. Anders Lindback...
TAMPA, Fla. -- The season's young, but this sneak peek hints towards a winter worth watching.
You're forgiven if the horror flick at Raymond James Stadium has distracted you from a fine show at Tampa Bay Times Forum over the past two-plus weeks. Saturday night, the Tampa Bay Lightning wrapped up a season-long, seven-game homestand with a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over...
The Tampa Bay Lightning have aggressively tried to find a solid netminder over the last few seasons. They appear to have found one in Ben Bishop, who is slowly cementing his status as the No. 1 goalie in Tampa and is making his way up the list of top netminders in the NHL.
There’s still a lot of work to be done by Bishop and his team. This is by no means a sealed deal for the...
The battle of the Sunshine State lived up to its name on Sunday night. With the Tampa Bay Lightning in town taking on the Panthers, Florida’s Scottie Upshall upped the ante on their in-state rivalry, messing with the wrong member of the opposing team. After offsides was called in the second period, Tampa Bay defenseman Radko Gudas wiped out near the Panthers’ bench. One Florida...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Ondrej Palat and Martin St. Louis scored third-period goals to help the Tampa Bay Lightning rally for a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.
After St. Louis pulled the Lightning even at 14:09, Palat made it 3-2 from the low slot 1:46 later.
Tyler Johnson had the other Tampa Bay goal as the Lightning completed a seven-game homestand with a 5...
Two late quick-strike goals Saturday jolted the Tampa Bay Lightning to victory.
Marty St. Louis and Ondrej Palat scored less than two minutes apart late in the third period to rally Tampa Bay to a 3-2 victory against Buffalo in front of an announced crowd of 18,088 at The Forum.
Tyler Johnson also scored and added an assist, while Ben Bishop made 20 saves to help the Lightning...
Steven Stamkos has been doing his job, scoring goals, dishing out assists and helping the Tampa Bay Lightning win games. He was recognized for it by being named the NHL's First Star of the Week on Monday.
Stamkos, though, doesn't want to discuss his contributions (eight goals, nine assists for 17 points) because he can finally talk about what the team is doing to win games...
The Tampa Bay Lighting have won three in a row, and they aren't having to look far down the bench for the offense that has fueled those victories.
Top scorers Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis each have three goals in the last three games, a pace they'll try to keep up Tuesday night when they visit the New Jersey Devils.
Stamkos has 15 points in his last eight games,...
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel and Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Oct. 27.
FIRST STAR – STEVEN STAMKOS, C, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Stamkos tied for the League lead with seven points (3-4—7) in helping the Lightning win a trio of games. He opened...
The Tampa Bay Lightning won again in come-from-ahead fashion, twice blowing two-goal leads before picking up a 4-3 victory via shootout against Florida in front of an announced crowd of 12,336 at BB&T Center.
Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist to go with the shootout-deciding goal in the fourth round. Valtteri Filppula also converted a shootout attempt.
Marty St. Louis...
Buoyed by late third period goals from Martin St. Louis and Ondrej Palat, the Tampa Bay Lightning came back to beat the Buffalo Sabres by a score of 3-2 on Saturday night. The Lightningâs seventh win of the season, which moves the teamâs record to a sparkling 7-3-0, came as the team closed out its seven game home stand in front of a great crowd at the Tampa Bay Times Forum...
Following a statement-making victory over the Stanley Cup champs, the Tampa Bay Lightning pulled off a dramatic late comeback to cap a solid stretch at home.
Now they'll try to carry over that momentum on the road Sunday night when they face the struggling Florida Panthers.
After finishing ahead of only Florida in the Eastern Conference last season, the resurgent Lightning...
NEW YORK (Oct. 28, 2013) – Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel and Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Oct. 27. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"