Steven Stamkos is a center for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The first overall pick in the 2008 draft, he has twice (2009-10, 2011-12) won the Rocket Richard Trophy as the NHL's leading goal-scorer. In 2011-12, he became the 20th player in league history to score 60 goals in a season. A finalist for the MVP award, his 97 points were second in the league to Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin. Feared for his lethal one-timer, Stamkos made All-Star Game appearances during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons.
CHICAGO — A lot of Lightning players are likely to linger on the 2015 Stanley Cup final. None more than captain Steven Stamkos.
1. Heds up
Steven Stamkos is the Lightning's biggest star. The "Triplets" — Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov — are its most dangerous line. But coach Jon Cooper often says his team goes as D Victor Hedman (left) does. The 6-foot-6 Swede is having a …
TAMPA — The doors to the Lightning locker room open and a ravenous media — a rambling herd of microphones, cameras and notebooks — race to the stall on the far side of the room.
TAMPA — Before these playoffs, Lightning captain Steven Stamkos got some key advice from a Hall of Famer.
NEW YORK — The "Triplets" line carried the Lightning during the first two rounds of the playoffs.
Steven Stamkos darted into the Rangers zone with very bad intentions and a thirst for blood. You half expected to hear that ominous theme from Jaws.
It's no secret that captain Steven Stamkos loves playing in Tampa and for the Lightning.
NEW YORK — For all the shuffling that has gone on with Steven Stamkos' line this season, there has been one constant.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — As good as the Lightning has been in its hot start, here's one scary thought for its opponents:
Ask veteran goalie Evgeni Nabokov what makes Steven Stamkos and Alex Ovechkin the league's most prolific goal-scorers and you get a laugh. • "I think it's pretty simple. They know how to put the puck behind us," Nabokov said, smiling. "They have the talent. (They) can make you look silly sometimes." …