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Steven Stamkos

Lightning center

Lightning center

Steven Stamkos

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.



  1. Steven Stamkos hits hot streak for Lightning

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — There are days, Steven Stamkos admitted, that his right leg still can be painful.

    Steven Stamkos has seven goals (four on the power play) and 10 points in his past seven, including his seventh career hat trick March 19 at Toronto.
  2. For Lightning's sake, Stamkos should pass on Team Canada

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    I like Canada. Even the bacon.

    I like the Olympics. Especially the anthems.

    I like all-star hockey. Flags and all.

    On Thursday morning, Steven Stamkos went through his first full morning skate with his Lightning teammates.
  3. Lightning starts season in Boston

    Lightning Strikes

    BOSTON — The NHL's new division alignment was not very kind to the Lightning.

    The last time the Lightning played in Boston, this Bruins celebration marked the second goal in their 2-0 win. The game was Lightning coach Jon Cooper’s first in Boston, where Tampa Bay is 4-26-3 with six ties. Cooper says the team won’t be intimidated by its new division opponent.
  4. Stamkos hurts knee

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    TAMPA — Lightning C Steven Stamkos seemed excited after Saturday's morning skate as he confirmed his commitment to play for Canada at next month's world championship.

    AUDITIONING: As coach Jon Cooper looks to next season, Teddy Purcell gets time on a line with Marty St. Louis, right.
  5. Lightning's St. Louis, Stamkos pursue league titles

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    TAMPA — Marty St. Louis, the other day, tried to make the case that his pursuit of the NHL points title "is not worth talking about until it's actually there."

    Good friends and linemates Marty St. Louis, left, and Steven Stamkos say they just need to play “the right way” tonight.
  6. Stamkos struggles again in Lightning loss

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    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Steven Stamkos, with head down and voice soft, said he has run out of analysis for how this season is going.

    The Buffalo Sabres' Christian Ehrhoff defends as the Lightning's Steve Stamkos handles the puck.
  7. Stamkos NHL's top February star

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    Stamkos named league's top star for February

  8. Lightning needs St. Louis, Lecavalier to help Stamkos

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    They are in trouble. Things are going wrong, and the schedule is about to hit a rough patch, and it is time for the good players of the Lightning to be good players.

    In other words, it is Marty Time.

    Vinny Lecavalier hasn’t scored a goal in four games, and he has only two in the past 12.
  9. Lightning: Panik on food, Stamkos on goalies

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    5 questions RW Richard Panik

  10. Stamkos is a Tampa Bay treasure

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    TAMPA — You do realize what we have here in Tampa Bay, right?

    Maple Leafs center Leo Komarov can’t prevent Steven Stamkos from banging a loose puck past goalie Ben Scrivens.