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Stamkos stars for Team Canada



It didn't take Steven Stamkos long at the world championship to show off the skills he demonstrated the second half of the season for the Lightning. The rookie scored two first-period goals in Canada's 6-1 victory over Belarus in Zurich, Switzerland. The first goal was assisted by teammate Marty St. Louis.

"It wasn't too hard,"Stamkos said of his two goals, while talking to Canadian reporters. "I think a couple of you guys could've scored them. It was just going to the net, putting your stick on the ice … I was pretty fortunate to get some nice passes."

"I think they key was for him to get comfortable out there," St. Louis said. "He really wants to be a good player, and he's a fast learner. ... He'll decide where he takes his game."

[Last modified: Sunday, August 16, 2009 4:38pm]


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