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Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Late snipe seals Game 1 win
Stamkos scored a power-play goal and added four hits in Monday night's 5-1 win over the Canadiens in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Stamkos fired a Nikita Kucherov pass past Carey Price late in the third period on the power play and broke Montreal's streak of 32 straight killed penalties. The Ontario native's goal was his eighth of the postseason and 18th point in 19 games.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Lights up Isles
Stamkos scored a pair of goals and added an assist Monday in an 8-0 win over the Islanders in Game 5. He finished with five shots and four assists.
Stamkos kicked off the Tampa Bay rout just 45 seconds into the game, jumping on an errant bounce in front and burying it into a wide-open net. He made it 4-0 just under six minutes into the second period, hammering a one-timer from the left dot, then he drew an assist on Brayden Point's power-play tally in the final frame. Stamkos' three-point effort was a welcome sight after the veteran had produced just one assist over his previous five games.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Erupts for three points
Stamkos scored a pair of power-play goals and added an assist with the man advantage in Saturday's 6-4 win over Carolina in Game 4.
Stamkos racked up all three of his points during a wild second period. He scored his first of two goals midway through the frame to make it a 2-2 game, assisted on Nikita Kucherov's tally that made it 4-3 Tampa Bay with 5:22 left in the period, then picked up his second goal five minutes later to make it 5-4. Stamkos has 13 points in 10 playoff games, with eight of them coming on the power play.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Offers power-play assist
Stamkos notched a power-play assist in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Hurricanes in Game 3.
Stamkos got the puck moving laterally on a snappy passing play that ended in Brayden Point's goal 8:57 into the second period. The 31-year-old Stamkos has produced three goals and seven assists in nine playoff outings. He's added 20 shots on net, 19 hits and a plus-3 rating, and five of his points have come with the man advantage.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Produces helper Tuesday
Stamkos recorded an assist and three hits in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Hurricanes in Game 2.
Stamkos set up Alex Killorn's opening tally at 7:09 of the second period. The 31-year-old Stamkos is up to three goals and six helpers through eight playoff games. He's added 19 shots on net and 18 hits while averaging 16:56 of ice time per game in a second-line role.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Two points in series-clinching win
Stamkos scored a power-play goal on three shots, dished an assist and added three hits in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Panthers in Game 6.
Stamkos doubled the Lightning's lead to 2-0 in the second period. He also recorded a helper on Alex Killorn's empty-net tally in the third. The 31-year-old Stamkos finished the first round with three goals and five helpers in six contests. He's seen his ice time managed a bit -- he only played 15:33 on Wednesday -- but that hasn't limited his effectiveness in the top six or on the power play.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Nets opening goal Tuesday
Stamkos scored a goal and logged five hits in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Panthers in Game 2.
Stamkos sent a centering pass to Alex Killorn, but it was deflected into the net before reaching the intended target. The 31-year-old Stamkos already has a goal, two assists, four shots and six hits through the first two games of the playoffs. He's showing no ill effects from a lower-body injury that cost him the last 16 contests of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Plucks apple in return
Stamkos (lower body) notched a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Panthers in Game 1.
Stamkos provided the secondary helper on the first of Nikita Kucherov's two second-period tallies. The 31-year-old Stamkos saw 16:36 of ice time in his return from a 16-game absence to end the regular season. The star forward had 17 goals and 34 points in 38 contests this year in the regular season and he'll likely see top-six work throughout the postseason.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Good to go for Game 1
Stamkos (lower body) will be activated off injured reserve and return to Tampa Bay's lineup for Sunday's Game 1 versus Florida, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Stamkos missed the last 16 games of the regular season with a lower-body injury, but he's been practicing since May 4, so he shouldn't have any limitations Sunday. The 31-year-old forward has racked up 17 goals and 34 points through 38 contests this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Steven Stamkos: On track to play Sunday
Stamkos (lower body) is "looking good" to play in Sunday's Game 1 versus the Panthers, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
Stamkos missed the last 16 games of the regular season with a lower-body injury, but he's been practicing with the team for over a week at this point, so he likely won't have any limitations if he does in fact dress for Game 1. The 31-year-old forward has racked up 17 goals and 34 points through 38 contests this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Practices Tuesday
Stamkos (lower body) returned to practice Tuesday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Stamkos won't be available for Tampa Bay's final four regular-season games, but he's clearly trending in the right direction for a potential return during the Lightning's first-round playoff series. Stamkos has once again been plagued by injuries in 2020-21, but he's been productive when healthy, having racked up 17 goals and 34 points in 38 contests.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Should resume skating in 7-10 days
Stamkos (lower body) is expected to resume skating in 7-10 days, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Coach Jon Cooper is "extremely optimistic" Stamkos will be ready to return once he's eligible to come off long-term injured reserve May 2. While that's great news for the Lightning, it also means Stamkos will only get a handful of games in prior to the NHL playoffs, leaving fantasy managers who are still holding onto the star forward in a tough spot.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Placed on long-term injured reserve
Stamkos (lower body) was placed on long-term injured reserve retroactive to April 8, per CapFriendly.
Stamkos' placement on LTIR indicates he'll be out through at least through May 2. The Lightning have yet to announce a timeline for his return, but this appears to be a more significant injury than originally thought. With the Lightning comfortably in a playoff position, they won't rush the 31-year-old star back into action.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Out next two games
Stamkos (lower body) won't play Thursday or Saturday against the Panthers, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Stamkos has already been sidelined for two games, so although the Lightning have yet to indicate he's dealing with a long-term injury, it's a little disconcerting that he's already been ruled out of Tampa Bay's next two contests. The Bolts are in excellent position to make the playoffs, so they'll likely proceed with caution with Stamkos' recovery. The 31-year-old forward has racked up 17 goals and 34 points in 38 games this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Won't play Tuesday
Stamkos (lower body) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Predators, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
With the playoffs all but locked up, the Lightning won't rush Stamkos back, so he'll miss a second straight game. The 31-year-old's next chance to play is Thursday's home matchup against the Panthers. Stamkos has accrued 17 goals and 17 assists through 38 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Out Saturday
Stamkos (lower body) will not play in Saturday's game against Nashville and is considered "doubtful" for Tuesday's rematch, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
When asked if Stamkos was dealing with a long-term injury, head coach Jon Cooper said he "hopes not" and that the team will know more after it gets back to Tampa. The Lightning captain hasn't been officially ruled out for Tuesday's game in Nashville, but it sounds like he'll sit out until at least Thursday, when the team hosts Florida. Stamkos has 17 goals and 34 points through 38 games this season.... See More ... See Less
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