Steven Stamkos scored two goals and Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 5-1 to move to the brink of another trip to the Eastern Conference final on Sunday. Corey Perry and Erik Cernak also scored, and reigning Conn Smythe...
Stamkos scored a pair of goals on four shots in Sunday's 5-1 Game 3 win over the Panthers. Stamkos ripped a one-timer past Sergei Bobrovsky, extending Tampa Bay's lead to 3-1 in the second period. He added an empty-net tally in the third. The goals were the first of the series for Stamkos, who's had a fairly quiet postseason after posting 106 points (42 goals, 64 assists) in 81 regular-season games. The 32-year-old forward has four goals and four assists in the playoffs.
Stamkos picked up a power-play assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Florida in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Round 2. The 106-point regular-season scorer is yet to go off for a multi-point game this postseason, which is obviously disappointing for fans who watched him pull off a nine-game multi-point game streak (26 points) to end the season. But Stamkos and the Bolts sit up 1-0 in Round 2, and his five points over eight games have been clutch. Tuesday's helper put Tampa up 3-1 with less than five minutes left in a very tight game.
Stamkos scored a goal on three shots and added two hits in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Maple Leafs in Game 4. Stamkos ended the regular season with nine straight multi-point efforts, logging 10 goals and 16 helpers in that span, but he's clearly been the focus of the Toronto defense. The 32-year-old has been limited to a goal, an assist and seven shots on net through four playoff contests, with both of his points coming in the Lightning's wins. Game 5 is set for Tuesday in Toronto -- the home team's advantage in setting line matchups could make that one tougher for the slumping Stamkos.
Stamkos has one assist over the first two games of the Lightning's Round 1 playoff series against the Maple Leafs. It came on the power play. Stamkos and the Bolts' top line have been outplayed 5-on-5 by the Leafs top line, but the series is knotted 1-1 heading back to Tampa Bay on Friday night. With last change, the Bolts will be able to get Stamkos and line mate Nikita Kucherov into a favorable match-up and he could take off offensively over the next two games. The Bolts will need that to happen to take the next step in their quest for a 'three-peat.'
TORONTO — When the Maple Leafs rolled out the red carpet for Steven Stamkos nearly six years ago, hoping to lure him to Toronto in free agency, Lightning coach Jon Cooper certainly thought there was a chance Stamkos might bolt. Sometimes you can’t compete with the romanticism of coming...
Steven Stamkos closed the regular season with a record-setting April. The Captain led the League with 33 points, setting a new franchise record for points in a calendar month. He also moved past Martin St. Louis to become the Lightning's all-time leading scorer with his 954th career point. Beginning with...
After struggling throughout March and the beginning of April, the Tampa Bay Lightning bounced back and finished the regular season with seven wins in the last ten games. Steven Stamkos led the Lightning with 33 (12+21) points in 16 games over that span, so no surprise that the NHL named him the first star of the month.
Following the conclusion of the Montreal Canadiens 2021-22 seasons with a 10-2 victory over the Florida Panthers, head coach Martin St. Louis mentioned that he will return as head coach of the team next season and that Cole Caufield reminds him a whole lot of Steven Stamkos in his rookie season.
Captain Steven Stamkos recorded a hat trick to notch his franchise-record ninth straight multi-point performance, fueling the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 6-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday in Elmont, N.Y. Tampa Bay (51-23-8, 110 points) officially clinched third place in the Atlantic Division after the Boston...
NHL Star Power Index: Steven Stamkos tops 100 points for first time, Roman Josi accomplishes rare feat
Welcome to the final NHL Star Power Index of the season: This is a weekly gauge of the players who are controlling substantial buzz around the league. When a player is included on this list it may not be a good thing -- it means that they are capturing a large amount of the hockey world's attention.
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There are people in many workplaces that work very hard, and very well for long periods of time but do not receive the accolades that they deserve. The Tampa Bay Lightning appears to have such a person in Steven Stamkos. The 32-year-old forward recently reached 100 points in a single...
Stamkos had a hat trick in a 6-4 win over the Islanders on Friday. Stamkos also set a franchise record with his ninth straight multi-point game. He has 26 points, including 10 goals, on the streak. Stamkos delivered a career-best 106 points, including 42 goals, this season, and will be looking to carry his current momentum into the Lightning's Round 1 series against the Maple Leafs.