Stamkos came up empty on two shots in the series-ending loss to the Capitals on Wednesday. Still, the captain finished the 2018 playoffs with seven goals, nine assists and 12 power-play points over 17 games. While Stamkos produced offensively at a pace expected from an elite center, he failed to put the team on his back when it needed him the most. According to Reddit Hockey -- and as relayed from Jeff Veillette of The Faceoff Circle -- Stamkos has been held without a point in the past nine games when facing elimination, which is a rather surprising statistic concerning one of the league's top centers. Still, if there's a silver lining it's that 2008's first overall draft pick managed to stay healthy and played out the entire postseason schedule.
Stamkos scored a power-play goal while firing a team-high four shots in Thursday's 4-2, Game 4 win over Washington. Stamkos has been terrific with the extra man, as six of his seven goals this postseason have come in such situations. The Lightning's captain now has a power-play goal in each of this series' first four games, and his team has capitalized on the power play at least once in each of the past nine contests.
Stamkos scored a goal and an assist, both with the man advantage, in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Capitals in Game 3. The Bolts' captain continues to make the opposition pay for ending up in the penalty box, scoring at least one point -- and at least one power-play point -- in six straight games. Stamkos now has six goals and 15 points in 13 games during this postseason, with 11 of those points (five goals, six assists) coming with the man advantage.
Stamkos scored a goal and an assist, both on the power play, in Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Capitals in Game 2. For 20 minutes it looked like the Lightning were going to even the series, as the team's power play -- with Stamkos in charge -- scored twice in just over three minutes to give Tampa a 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission. Unfortunately for the Bolts, the game was 60 minutes long. Stamkos now has a five-game point streak going and he's racked up five goals and 13 points in 12 games overall this postseason, but the 28-year-old may need to find another gear Tuesday in Washington if the team is going to keep its fading Stanley Cup hopes alive.
Stamkos scored a power-play goal in a 4-2 loss to the Capitals on Friday. The Capitals lead the Lighting in the Eastern Conference finals, 1-0. The Lightning scored twice in the third period with the first goal being the Stamkos power-play marker, but it was too little, too late for Tampa Bay in Game 1. The Capitals built a 4-0 lead in the first two periods, putting the Lightning in too big of a hole. But the good news for Stamkos owners is that he scored again. After a slow start to the postseason, Stamkos has goals in three of the last four tilts, and he's averaging a point per game this spring.
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