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Steven Stamkos currently leads the NHL in goals with 48. In fact, it really isn't close right now as he is 10 markers ahead of Evgeni Malkin and 15 up on current league MVP Corey Perry. If Stamkos played on a powerhouse like the Detroit Red Wings or Vancouver Canucks, he would be a shoe-in for the Hart Trophy. However, his Tampa Bay Lightning find themselves on the outside of a playoff berth looking in.But Stamkos' play can change that fate. Currently the Bolts sit four points out of a playoff berth and six points back of the Southeast Division lead. Despite their incredibly poor start, lack of solid goaltending and February fire sale, the Lightning are still in it. And the main reason? You guessed it: Stamkos.Stamkos has carried his team's offense all season. One glance at his game log will show just point streak after point streak. Currently, he has five goals in four games and eight points in five tilts. Out of his 66 games played, he only failed to register a point i...
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Steven Stamkos is inching closer to 50 goals on the season, a milestone only achieved by the best in the game.
With his 48, he’ll re-capture the distinction first bestowed upon Maurice “The Rocket” Richard in 1945. This feat has been reached 189 times.
Here’s the past plus-50 goals in past years:
2005-06: Jonathan Cheechoo; San Jose Sharks (56), Jarmoir Jagr...
Steven Stamkos' goal-scoring prowess is similar to Alex Ovechkin's of years past.Back in the 2005-06 season, the National Hockey League had two superstars enter its league: Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin.While we were all amazed about Crosby's ability to make places and produce, we were all excited to have a goal-scoring machine like Ovechkin. Ovechkin's goal totals...
Tune into Sun Sports at 7 p.m. to watch the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Washington Capitals. NHL Lightning territory.
The Washington Capitals' lackluster play is nothing new, and with a month left in the season, it's no longer safe to assume the four-time reigning Southeast Division champions will simply turn it on and make a playoff push.
As the losses pile up, Washington...
Mike Green elbows a defenseless Brett Connolly who was already pinned to the boards by Dmitri Orlov. Brutal elbow by Green to Connolly's head. Connolly did skate off on his own and no penalty was called on the play.What a dumb decision by Mike Green to do. I guess it's not like he knows what it feels like to get a concus--- oh wait... he does.Even though no penalty...
from the Tampa Tribune, Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Mathieu Garon is expected to miss three to four weeks with a slight tear of his groin muscle, general manager Steve Yzerman said Wednesday.
Dustin Tokarski will be called up from the Lightning’s minor league affiliate in Norfolk, Va., and join the team in Washington, D.C., for its game Thursday against the Washington Capitals...
I've been busy today. In fact with two of my co-workers going on vacation one after another at work, I've been balls-deep busy for like 3 weeks. But with the groin tear that Mathieu Garon suffered during the game against the Senators (he'll be out 3-4 weeks), the Lightning has called up Dustin Tokarski.!!!This is big. I fully expect him to get starts while Garon is...
from John Kreiser of NHL.com, He didn’t do it on Thursday. But sometime soon—perhaps as soon as Saturday night against Carolina—Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos is poised to join an exclusive club.
Stamkos is two goals away from becoming the NHL’s first 50-goal scorer this season. When he does, he’ll join an elite group of six players who’ve had multiple 50-goal seasons...
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Mathieu Garon will be out at least three weeks with a groin tear, general manager Steve Yzerman announced Wednesday.Garon left in the first period of Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators after extending to make a save.The 34-year-old has a 23-16-4 record with a 2.85 GAA in 48 games for the Lightning this season.Goalie Dustin Tokarski has been...
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Mathieu Garon exited Tuesday's contest against the Ottawa Senatoes with an apparent groin injury.
Garon made an acrobatic save on All-Star defenseman Erik Karlsson less than four minutes into the first period, but remained on the ice for a few moments for departing the contest.
Veteran netminder Dwayne Roloson replaced the 34-year-old Garon, who...
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman was tabbed on Monday to lead Canada's hockey team at a second straight Winter Olympics.
Hockey Canada appointed Yzerman to be executive director of the defending Olympic gold medalists. Yzerman assembled the squad that won it all at the 2010 Vancouver Games, and he will go for the repeat at the Sochi...
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Having dropped consecutive games for the first time since early February, the Ottawa Senators are hoping to rebound in a big way against the Tampa Bay Lightning - yet another team locked in the Eastern Conference playoff hunt.
For Tampa Bay, tonight's game is of critical importance. Dare I use the dreaded 'must-win...
Since the beginning of February, the NHL’s assist leader has been Ted Purcell of the Tampa Bay Lightning. He has 18 assists in that period. He also has six goals for 24 points. That makes him the second highest scorer in this time period behind teammate Steve Stamkos.
Tampa Bay is a weak team that will likely make the playoffs and Ted Purcell is generally not seen as a top...