Steven Stamkos loses an assist as scoring changes abound from Thursday's Flyers game
Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos, as it turned out, had four points, not five, in Thursday's 8-7 victory over the Flyers. In fact, several scoring changes were made well after the game was over and announced on Friday.
Stamkos, who ended with three goals and an assist, lost an assist on Ryan Malone's goal that tied the score 3-3 in the first period. That assist went to Teddy Purcell instead. That gives Stamkos 19 goals and 15 assists on the season for 34 points.
On Adam Hall's goal that tied the score 2-2, the assists went from Victor Hedman and Sean Bergenheim to Nate Thompson and Hedman. That gave Thompson, who scored the winning goal, a two-point game.
Scoring changes are not that unusual in the NHL, but Thursday night was full of them. Whether it was the pace of the soring or bad replay angles or whatever, several decisions were changed during the course of the game.