Martin St. Louis
Steven Stamkos was playing some of his best hockey for the first-place Tampa Bay Lightning when a broken leg in mid-November sidelined him for the next 45 games and the Olympics.
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Martin St. Louis and the Tampa Bay Lightning have remained on a roll even without star Steven Stamkos.
Martin St. Louis made history. The 37-year old Lightning center became the oldest player to win the league scoring title, finishing with a goal and an assist in Tampa Bay’s 5-3 loss to the Florida Panthers in the season finale for two non-playoff teams on Saturday night.
It’s been a long two weeks for the Tampa Bay Lightning, who haven’t tasted victory since the first of the month. Not much has gone the Florida Panthers’ way of late, either.
The Florida Panthers were struck by ‘Lightning’ in Tampa on Saturday. Martin St. Louis St. Louis scored three times in his 900th NHL game, Steven Stamkos added his league-leading 34th goal and the Lightning beat the Panthers 6-3.
Steven Stamkos and Mathieu Garon played pivotal roles as the Tampa Bay Lightning swept back-to-back games against the Florida Panthers. Stamkos had two goals and an assist, Garon made 24 saves and Tampa Bay beat the Panthers 5-1 on Saturday night.