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Lightning-Flames: Rewinding Tampa Bay’s crazy win

Steven Stamkos passed Martin St. Louis on the Lightning's all-time scoring list.
Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Adam Erne during second period NHL hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. [Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP]
Published Dec. 21, 2018
Updated Dec. 21, 2018

CALGARY—The Lightning played another crazy, exciting, marquee game on Thursday. There has been a lot of those for the NHL's top team, hasn't there?

Tampa Bay came from behind (again) and Louis Domingue came up big for the Lightning in the shootout win.

Here are some odds and ends from the game:

Steven Stamkos passed Martin St. Louis on the all-time scoring list. Stamkos scored in the second period, or at least he was credited with a goal. His pass to Adam Erne deflected off Calgary defenseman T.J. Brodie and into the net. On the scoresheet, that's Stamkos' goal, which put him ahead of St. Louis with 366 goals, second in Lightning history behind Vinny Lecavalier (383).

St. Louis tweeted that Stamkos will be the top scorer in 25 more games.

https://twitter.com/mstlouis_26/status/1075967819920146432

Stamkos also made a 'boneheaded play.' Stamkos was quick to call himself out for the turnover that led the Calgary's tying goal that eventually forced overtime. He tried a cross-ice pass that got tipped and sprung Johnny Gaudreau on a semi-breakaway.

"I made a dumb play instead of keeping it the corner and almost cost us a point," he said. "You can't thank a guy enough after you make a bonehead play like that and he saves the day for us."

It was Stamkos' 700th game. This is its own item just so we can have a Stamkos hat trick.

Ondrej Palat has seven points in six games. Palat scored the first goal of the game. Nikita Kucherov's shot went off Brayden Point and then the post, before Palat cleaned it up. He has four goals and three assists in six games.

Kucherov extends point streak to seven games. He also has 17 points in the last 18 games, and 16 multi-point games on the season. Unsurprisingly, the Lightning have won all 16 of those games.

The Lightning took only one penalty. Erik Cernak was called for tripping in the second period. That kill spurred Tampa Bay to its two goals to tie the game. This is the second time the Lightning have had only two penalty minutes in a game.

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