Steven Stamkos

Steven Stamkos

Height/Weight: 6' 0"/182 lbs
Born: Markham, Canada
Draft: 2008 1st round (1st pick) by the
Shoots: R
  • Raw Charge

    The Lightning come up short in Game One, lose 3-2 to Panthers

    An early third period goal by old friend Carter Verhaeghe had the Tampa Bay Lightning chasing a one-goal deficit for most of the third period, and despite a late goal from Steven Stamkos, they couldn't catch the Florida Panthers in Game One of the NHL playoffs. The Panthers used goals from Sam Reinhart, Matthew Tkachuk, and Verhaeghe along with 17 saves, including three big ones in the third period, by Sergei Bobrovsky for the 3-2 win.

  • Recap: Panthers 3, Lightning 2

    If Game 1 is any indication of the series to come, the Battle of Florida should be a big one for hockey fans this postseason. The Panthers smothered the Lightning in both the offensive and defensive zones throughout most of the first. The hits came fast and the shots were far and few between for the Bolts. But a Brandon Hagel goal broke the rust loose for Tampa Bay to close the frame even. The physicality remained throughout a scoreless second period in which neither team could capitalize on power play opportunities. Tampa Bay's big guns never quite found their groove as the Bolts' offensive struggles haunted them again in the final frame. And a Carter Verhaeghe power play goal was enough for

  • Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.

    Lightning recapture winning identity, eye another deep NHL playoff run

    TAMPA — It was the first week of January, and the Lightning were trying to find themselves. The official halfway point of the season arrived with a 7-3 loss in Boston. Tampa Bay, with only two more wins than regulation losses, found itself outside of a playoff spot, one of four teams within two points of the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. For the first time in seven seasons, ...