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Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos scores 60th goal of season

WINNIPEG — The Lightning's Steven Stamkos scored his 60th goal of the season Saturday night against the Jets, becoming only the second player in 15 seasons to do it and the first since Washington's Alex Ovechkin scored 65 in 2007-08.

Stamkos' goal came 3:29 into the third period against Ondrej Pavelec, with assists going to Marty St. Louis and Brian Lee.

Nineteen NHL players — including Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Phil Esposito, Mike Bossy and Brett Hull — have combined for 38 60-goal seasons.

Stamkos becomes the fourth active player with a 60-goal season. The others are Ovechkin, Jaromir Jagr and Teemu Selanne. He is the 10th player to score 60 at least once in his first four seasons.

Stamkos is the first player from one of the nine franchises that have entered the league since 1991 to score 60 goals in a season, the Elias Sports Bureau says.

Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos scores 60th goal of season 04/07/12 [Last modified: Saturday, April 7, 2012 9:11pm]
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